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It’s a happy time for the folks over at Harmonica as the Egyptian matchmaking startup has qualified for seed acceleration led by global venture fund 500 Startups. This added a $150,000 to Harmonica’s bag as the company plans on improving its technology and workforce.

Harmonica happens to be one of the 18 firms to have made it to the 23rd batch of startups that will receive seed acceleration by the Silicon Valley-based global accelerator.

The company’s mobile-only app went live in December 2017. It uses a specially designed algorithm that helps its mostly-conservative user base find suitable romantic matches. As of today, Harmonica claims to have nearly 70,000 unique users who have collectively completed more than 5 million sessions.

The app also claims to have more than 10,000 active daily users with 20 confirmed engaged couples in just four months.

Harmonica says it will utilize the new fund to boost its algorithm and overall technology in addition to adding more team members.

Co-Founded by Sameh Saleh, Aly Khaled, Shaymaa Aly, and Tamer Mohamed, the app focuses on the values and preferences of Arab men and women to ensure that the matches it finds are substantive and carry the potential to turn into long-term relationships. In other words, Harmonica’s ultimate objective is to lead people to happy and successful marriages.

Here’s how it works: Once a user is done with the signup process, they are required to answer a set of 30 questions. Each question is designed to determine the user’s taste, preferences, and overall psychography. For some perspective, the questions include various queries about the user’s professional life, educational background, lifestyle, and so on.

 

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

A highly driven organizing member of the StartUp Bahrain ecosystem. And a Project Manager at Matter In Hand with a passion for content creation and empowering communities.