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Didier Rappaport

CEO, Happn

Didier Rappaport is the CEO and co-founder of Happn, the 100% mobile app which is revolutionising dating and allows users to meet people they have crossed paths with in real life, using a unique combination of real time and hyperlocation. Didier began his career by setting up an international trading company. In the 90’s he discovered the digital world and created the first platform for B2B services devoted to the textile trade on an international scale. He then set up another platform, SourcesIT, this time devoted to IT professionals. In 2005, Didier co-founded Dailymotion, where he served as chief operating officer and in 2008, he joined Nomao, a personalised social network using geolocation, and immediately set about turning it into a search engine. He created Happn in 2013, a dating app, which he launched in 2014. Today the application has 37 million users worldwide and operates across 40 countries in 50 cities.

Didier Rappaport