Bumble Inc.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.6 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

1

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bumble Inc.

    EU Transparency Register

    441651441923-29 First registered on 22 Mar 2021

    Goals / Remit

    Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Bumble, Bumble for Friends, Badoo, Fruitz and Official. The Bumble platform enables people to build healthy and equitable relationships, through Kind Connections. Founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, Bumble was one of the first dating apps built with women at the center and connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble For Friends) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Badoo, which was founded in 2006, is one of the pioneers of web and mobile dating products. Fruitz, founded in 2017, encourages open and honest communication of dating intentions through playful fruit metaphors. Official is an app for couples that promotes open and honest communication between partners and was founded in 2020.

    Main EU files targeted

    Bumble engages with EU policymakers on issues related to regulating the technology industry - particularly the Digital Services Act and Artificial Intelligence Act - as well as on the Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence, and other issues that impact women's safety and online toxicity.

    Address

    Head Office
    1105 W 41st St
    Austin, Texas 78756
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    The Broadgate Tower Third Floor 20 Primrose Street
    London 2RS - EC2A
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%1
    10%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.6

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Morgane TAYLOR 21 Sep 2023 19 Sep 2024

    Complementary Information

    Currently, Bumble has two employees engaged in public policy efforts in Europe.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Technology Coalition (https://www.technologycoalition.org/)
    Internet Watch Foundation (https://www.iwf.org.uk/)
    StopNCII.org (http://stopncii.org/)
    Thorn (https://www.thorn.org/)
    Partnership on AI (PAI) (https://partnershiponai.org/)
    techUK (https://www.techuk.org/)

    Member organisations

    N/A

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    grayling sa 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    flint europe
    grayling sa

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Bumble is currently advocating for legislation that would create penalties for the act of sending unsolicited lewd images, also known as cyberflashing in the EU, the UK and the US. We are actively engaged on issues concerning intimate image abuse, tackling online toxicity, and combating tech-facilitated gendered harms. Our campaigns include conducting research on the above mentioned topics, organising events, drafting position papers and amendments, as well as outreach to policymakers.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 05 Apr 2022 Location virtual
      Subject Artificial Inteligence Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
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