- Top grossing Indian dating App Woo forays to the US, UK and Canada with the acquisition of Dus.
- Looks to build a bridge for the Indian community all over the world with new features and community outreach.
Leading dating app WooÂ forges aheadÂ in the online dating space by acquiring DUS, a Los Angeles based dating app focused on the South Asian community. The move will further strengthen its positioning by connecting Indians all over the world.
DUS was specifically designed for South Asian singles to provide them a dating opportunity within their community. Woo, which has been the pioneer in the online dating industry ofÂ India since its inception in 2014 is now gearing up for a major global push. ThisÂ acquisition is a natural step in driving its vision of connecting like-minded singles around the world.
Woo announced that they have formally signed an agreement with DUS and nowÂ will acquire its platform and brand to increase their foothold in US one of the largest markets for the online datingÂ industry along with UK and Canada. This acquisition with DUS, theÂ DesiÂ Dating App will open an attractive market and new growth avenues for Woo,Â strengthening itsÂ position in the global arena.
Famed Indian-Canadian comedian and a YouTube personality Jus Reign is one of the founders of DUS. He will continue to use his online voice to continue Dusâ€™ mission by promoting Woo through his audience which is primarily western South Asians. The DUS leadership team will continue to support Woo in thinking through its country growth strategy and customizing user features designed for the international Indian community.
Talking about the acquisition,Â Sumesh Menon, Co-Founder of WooÂ said, â€œI am confident that DUS acquisition will help accelerate our outreach to Indians globally. While originally designed for India alone we quickly realized that our platform had a global appeal and was already favored by Indians internationally to form a strong connect back to their homeland.
According to Shawn Sheikh, CEO, DUS, â€œOur goal has always been to promote freedom of choice when it comes to dating along with generally helping Desis meet each other. The Woo acquisition will provide us with the resources to continue to do just that.â€