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Victoria, B.C., October 12, 2018: Locelle – a next generation location-based social networking platform for women to connect and meet up with like-minded women – has launched in the app stores today.
"It's been an incredible nine months for our team as we worked tirelessly on customer discovery, market validation, product design and development," said Humaira Ahmed, Locelle's founder.
Networking is hard, and Locelle is taking the "work" out of it.
As women go through various life transitions – moving to a new city, career change, caring for a baby, new relationship status, coming back from maternity leave or illness – the need to make meaningful connections arises. The challenge typically is not being able to easily find and meet up with like-minded women who live nearby and share similar interests and activities.
Locelle aims to change that. With months of beta testing with real users, the platform is now available in the app stores and is already making meaningful connections for women in Victoria and Vancouver. Powered by machine learning, Locelle’s proprietary matching algorithm connects women based on interests, activities and location.
“I just downloaded Locelle and super excited to have already made three connections with like-minded women in tech space!! In a pretty male dominated industry, I’m stoked to see an app like this to help build my tribe. Thank you for creating!” wrote Sarah Boland, a Locelle user.
Locelle is also working with a handful of B.C. technology companies that wish to hire more women as part of their diversity and inclusion initiatives. These companies offer Locelle as an onboarding package to their female staff. "With Flytographer and RingPartner already on board, this is just the beginning of a social health movement," said Ahmed.
"Here at RingPartner, we value connecting people with opportunities, and Locelle makes it easy for our female team members to get involved in the tech community and forge relationships with like-minded individuals," said Sarah Gulbrandsen, COO and president of RingPartner.
The app is available on Android and iOS and free for now; it will be available for US$1.99 per user, per month earlier next year. Interested companies can contact Humaira Ahmed, while interested users can download the app.
About Locelle Digital Inc.:
Locelle (/lōk-el/) is a location-based networking app for women offering safer and easier way to meet like-minded women nearby. Powered by machine learning, Locelle’s proprietary matching algorithm connects women based on interests, activities and location.
Founder and CEO