Grindr is now 100 percent owned by Chinese gaming firm
After purchasing a majority stake in Grindr last year, a Chinese gaming company has acquired the rest of the dating app for gay men from its founder Joel Simkhai, the West Hollywood company announced Friday.
ANSWERS | Why does Grindr use a mask for its logo?
Gay hook-up app Grindr is famous for its application as its distinctive look. So, how did the name and look come about? We asked the app’s creator Joel Simkhai about the look and name. He told us in 2012 that the look came about because he wanted it to be “powerful” and a “little rough”. […]
Is Grindr Gay Anymore? Grindr sells Majority Stake To Chinese Tech Firm
Grindr has announced that it has sold a 60 per cent stake in its business to a Chinese gaming firm. The self-funded growth of Grindr has come to an end. The world’s most famous gay dating app has sold a majority stake, reportedly worth $93m (£64m), of its business to tech firm Kunlun Tech Co, […]
INTERVIEW: Joel Simkhai the creator of Grindr
We were curious to meet the man behind Grindr, so when one Friday night whilst, erm, “Researching” on Grindr, a message popped up telling us the man himself was visiting London for WorldPride. Unsure what to expect we meet the modest, easy on the eye and contemplative Joel Simkhai in a hotel, central London. Sounds […]