Investors fall for DatePlay

Investors fall for DatePlay

DatePlay, the new dating app launched by The Apprentice 2015 runner-up Vana Koutsomitis, has smashed its crowdfunding target in just three days.

The campaign has already reached 125% and is now overfunding –having already raised over £150,000 from 110 individual investors.

Vana decided to open up DatePlay to the masses via crowdfunding so that everyone and anyone could get involved in DatePlay – people can invest as little as £10 to have a stake in the dating innovation that was first brought to life on The Apprentice.

Koutsomitis said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we reached our goal in less than three days! I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me thus far, including Claude Littner and Romesh Raganathan.

“Reaching £150,000 on Seedrs further cements that people do support not only me but also the concept behind DatePlay. We’ve had so much encouragement and messages of support – which has been awesome.

“I hope that this will also inspire other women to follow their dreams to raise funds for their tech start-ups. We will overfund to £300,000, so are still encouraging everyone to get involved, as we want as many people as possible to join our journey and be a part of DatePlay’s success. We want everyone to come on board to prove Lord Sugar wrong!”

The innovative dating app, that combines games and dating, will officially launch in the autumn.

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