“It’s simple: We match people for paid dates immediately.It actually solves problems in this marketplace, that dating sites and most escort sites don’t solve: We match expectations, on-demand.” She says this solves three stumbling blocks: on-demand bookings, privacy (there are no public profiles), and security for both parties.
Today she launches the new concept, Ohlala, in Berlin first but with an English language rollout soon. One person wants to be paid, the other one wants to pay.
While it’s a responsive mobile web app for now, it will become a native app in the next few weeks, assuming it’s accepted. It’s a platform where people connect to meet for their “paid dates” offline. “Whatever those two people want to do — may it be to give company at a dinner or end up in bed together — is a private matter and should be agreed upon in the chat before meeting,” says Poppenreiter.
Ohlala closed a small seed round in June to finance the launch, but will fundraise again shortly.
The investors are Kodama UG (Ben Kubota); Daniela Klenke; Andreas Hoffelder; Ertler Holding (immonet); Grashopper Holding and Dewald Holding.
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