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Wednesday 20 March 2019

GirlCrew launches friend-making app in US to coincide with International Women's Day

GirlCrew co-founders Pamela Newenham, Aine Mulloy and Elva Carri
GirlCrew co-founders Pamela Newenham, Aine Mulloy and Elva Carri
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Thousands of women are already on the waiting list for an Irish-founded friend-making app which has just launched in the US.

To coincide with International Women’s Day, GirlCrew has announced the availability of their unique platform, on iOS, Android and desktop, across The States.

Co-founded by Irish trio Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy, the Enterprise Ireland-supported GirlCrew allows women to access a secure network in a social and professional capacity, to seek advice and share knowledge.

LinkedIn chief executive Jeff Weiner is one of a number of high-profile investors who have recently injected funds into the company.

GirlCrew raised a seed round of almost $1m which will allow them to expand across the US, city by city.

Pamela Newenham, co-CEO of GirlCrew said: "We believe real friendships happen in person, however sometimes you need a nudge and an extra channel in order to meet these new like-minded people.

"So many people have either moved to a new city, or have found themselves at a different life stage to their friends, either because their friends are getting married, settling down etc.

"As a result, they need new friends, but making friends as an adult can be hard."

'Crew' members can participate in online group chats and offline events such as weekend brunch, outdoor activities such as hikes or nights out on the town.

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