Web Summit set scene for new Tinder acquisition

The dating app hooked up with Humin in Dublin...

Web Summit set scene for new Tinder acquisition

Tinder is a location-based dating app [Tinder]

Tinder has confirmed its acquisition of San Francisco app company Humin, as it looks to learn from and incorporate the team and tech behind the Humin smart contact list and networking app Knock Knock into its own business.

The Humin team will stay in its current San Fran headquarters, with the companies founders Ankur Jain and David Wyler joining Tinder's leadership – Jain will be Vice President of Product and Wyler is the new VP of Partnerships.

The financial details of the deal have not been revealed but its origins are entirely Irish.

The wheels were set in motion at the last Web Summit in Dublin last November. Both Jain and Tinder founder Sean Rad were speakers.

Jain told Forbes

"Sean and I met in Dublin and geeked-out over a cup of tea. We both want to help people make relationships in the real world–Sean’s figured that out for dating, now we want to grow that into new markets and spaces to make it a social network in the physical world".

So what Tinder is to dating, the Web Summit is to tech hook-ups.

It is likely that the Tinder app will incorporate the location-based features of Knock Knock, meaning you could be presented with people in direct proximity to you, be it on the same street or in the same bar.

Rad has also said that the Humin founders would be helping to customise Tinder to international markets, tailoring the app to specific cultures.