Skout is one of the most well-known and world wide dating applications . Skout was first developed in 2007 and its founders were Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom. The headquarters for Skout is in San Francisco California, and Skout has had huge success since its humble beginnings.
Skout was started as a web application for people to meet people in their area, and it was intended for social networking. Skout changed to a dating application when the founders realized that 80% of the users were using Skout as a dating platform. Skout was able to get $22 million from investors and they also received about $4.6 million from angel investments.
Skout acquired a nightlife application which allowed its users to find fun night time events, see the guest list, and buy tickets.
Skout got together with the SF Marin food bank in order to help people facing hunger. Skout has a feature in its application that allows individuals to give virtual gifts. Skout promised that for each user that sent a virtual bag of potato chips, they would make a cash donation to this food bank. The goal was to serve over 20,000 people in the San Francisco area.
PRNnewswire did an article about this partnership between Skout and the SF Marine food bank. These companies are realizing that many people have shrinking incomes, and they want to be able to use technology and creativity to help fight hunger. These companies are very happy to be working together with the community to help local citizens get the food that they need.