Joel Simkhai, founder of Grindr, becomes an advisor and joins the investment team of the travel website,misterb&b.
misterb&b is the largest short-term apartment rental website in the world dedicated to a community of gay and gay-friendly travelers ( a gay b&b). Although the site is primarily aimed at gay men,misterb&b is open to all travelers and open-minded hosts. Access to warm and welcoming environments in the hearts of international gay friendly cities is now available to all.
Simkhai has been at the forefront of innovation in the app industry targeting the global gay male market. With his strong experience in managing 10 millions of users in worldwide communities, he will bring a wealth of experience as a key advisor to themisterb&b team. Additionally,misterb&b has signed an advertising agreement with Grindr to help in development ofmisterb&b’s global activities. By working with the #1 gay dating app in the world,misterb&b affirms its leading position in the world of gay-friendly vacation rental market.
About Joel Simkhai and Grindr
Joel Simkhai founded Grindr in 2008. Prior to forming Grindr, Joel worked in several different fields, from finance to journalism to a start-up, before creating his own Internet marketing firm in 2003 that was later sold as Grindr gained in popularity. Grindr was the first gay geosocial app to launch in the iTunes App Store and has since become the largest and most popular gay mobile app community in the world with 10 M users and currently available in 192 countries.
misterb&b was founded in April 2013 in Paris, France, and has been a San Francisco incorporation since early 2014. .misterb&b is a web platform that connects like-minded travellers and hosts in the LGBT community. From the use of the website and the existing iOs application (soon available for Android), users are able to list, discover, and book unique accommodations worldwide with 100,000 hosts in over 130 countries. There are thousands of gay rooms and gay flats on misterb&b. In an competitive market, misterb&b is a response to a strong demand for collaborative tourism in the booming niche of gay tourism. Currently, misterb&b has become the #1 gay-friendly hotelier in the world.