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Dating & social app for remote workers to find and build relationships through video & travel

Taige Zhang

  • Description of the idea

    1. Fairytrail helps users find the right person anywhere. It gives users the power to date across thousands of cities at once (over video). This offers a wider selection and yields more matches. If a relationship flourishes, it's relatively easy to be together as users have remote jobs! 2. Fairytrail sets the relationship up for success and fun. Matched users safely meet on a public adventure by Airbnb or Viator, so it's a fun, social, and great bonding experience. 3. Fairytrail monetizes as a dating app and travel company. This creates an incentive for the business to get users matched and out on real world experiences for dating or friendship.
  • Why is the timing right for your idea?

    1. People don't like existing dating apps. 2. Loneliness is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. 3. Paradigm shift: As more people work remotely, it unlocks the opportunity to date outside one's own city. The potential is massive as it will create a single dating market instead of small, fragmented markets. This is analogous to Amazon (Fairytrail: video dating, most selection) vs. convenience stores (Bumble: local dating, limited selection).

  • What is your competitive advantage?

    1. I've built successful products in marketplaces before, including home-sharing, ride-sharing, and grocery delivery (3-sided marketplace). E.g. I helped drive 20x user growth at Shipt and we were acquired for $550m. 2. We are relentless. I had the idea in 2018 and now it has 13k+ users and survived the pandemic (e.g. traffic dropped 70%)! 3. We care deeply about remote workers.

  • What will you do with $10,000?

    We will use it to grow the team. It's all about the people!