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Startup Spotlight: Frendli

Posted: August 2, 2018

By StartupSD

Frendli is a mobile app that helps people meet new friends by connecting them with people who share their interests, activities, tastes, aspirations, location and lifestyle. We match people together in small groups of two to four and help them break the ice and start a conversation in the app. Next we incentivize them to go offline and build friendships face to face in the real world by offering deals and discounts on experiences they share an interest in.

Robert Swisher founded Frendli because he discovered a lot of people, including himself, talking about how hard it can be to make new friends as an adult. Around 30% of US adults are struggling to make new friends, that’s nearly 80M people! Studies show we lose half our friends every 7 years and loneliness is as bad for your health as tobacco or obesity. We want to help people get off of their phones and social media and get out in the real world building face to face friendships and enjoying life more!

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