Wigo app going beyond college campuses
Wigo, an app released last year for college students to meet up and find the best hangouts, is now getting its diploma and moving out to the real world. Having been co-founded by a Bostonite, it is only natural that Boston will be one of the first two major cities that will have the new release available to them. The other being the Big Apple, New York.
This movement by the company is being made possible by Sean Rad and Justin Mateen joining on as investors in November of last year. For those who don’t know, Rad and Mateen are two co-founders of the extremely Popular dating app, Tinder. Considering Tinder has made over 6 billion matches since its launch in 2012, it’s safe to say that these two could really take Wigo in the right direction. Since Rad and Mateen have tagged on, the app has gained a surge to about 50,000 registered users and has raised $1.4 million. This might be peanuts compared to the top selling apps, but it is a good start for a company started by college kids themselves. Ironically, co-founder Ben Kaplan actually dropped out of college while in his sophomore year to work at Wigo full-time. He then could not use the app himself, because he no longer had a .edu account. But now, that is about to change.
With future success, Wigo could expand to many more major cities and have people meeting and finding the best hangouts in their neck of the woods. It might be hard to believe a company made by a few college students in Boston could explode in success, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg would approve.