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Danish dating app expanding to the US

Teazr has received 1.5 million kroner from investors to take on the US market

Teazr’s unique feature is that users have to snap and send a selfie to each other when they get a match before they can chat (photo: iStock)
September 24th, 2015 1:37 pm| by Lucie Rychla

The Danish dating app Teazr has received a 1.5 million kroner investment from venture fund SEED Capital and three private individuals, reports Finans.

The money will be used mainly to market the app in the United States, which has been the goal of the three founders – Daniel Delouya, Umar Akram and Simon Degn – from the start.

“We launched the app in Denmark to test it out, and as we are nearing our goal, we can finally go to the States. We will start in Los Angeles and then go to San Francisco,” said Delouya.

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Snap a selfie
Teazr is in many ways similar to other dating apps available on the Danish market, such as America’s Tinder or France’s Happn.

The biggest difference is that with Teazr, users must take and send a selfie when they get a match before they can chat together.

This feature has been implemented as many users of the other dating apps complained some people were using fake profiles.

15,000 downloads
Teazr launched on the Danish market in June this year, and so far some 15,000 users have downloaded the app.

SEED Capital – which has previously invested in other successful Danish entrepreneurial companies such as GoMore, Endomondo and Trust Pilot – has invested 500,000 kroner into the project, while the remaining 1 million kroner comes from three private investors.