Hornet Acquires General Managers For France, New York and Taipei!

Gay dating app Hornet has today announced the acquisition of its new general managers, who will help to expand the platform in France, New York and Taipei. Hornet has hired Fabrice Le Parc to head up the company’s business development and customer acquisition strategies in France, Tim Greene who is taking on the role in New York and Darien Chan in Taipei. Hornet President Sean Howell said: “We’re excited to…

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Hornet Welcomes Stephan Horbelt As Its New Executive Editor

Hornet, the world’s second largest gay social network, today announced that Stephan Horbelt will join the brand’s growing executive team as executive editor. He is charged with leading the brand’s content development strategy. Horbelt comes to Hornet from Frontiers Media, where he spent the last four years as editor in chief of Frontiers. Horbelt will be based out of Los Angeles and report to Hornet CEO Christof Wittig. “We’re…

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Hornet Raises $8M To Take App To New Level

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hornet, the world’s second largest gay social network, announced today that it has raised its first round of institutional funding led by Ventech China to support rapid business growth and user adoption across the globe. Hornet is committed to strengthening the gay community by providing quality social interactions with more ways to meet and engage in local gay communities. It recently introduced its version…

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Hornet Acquires Vespa To Become #1 Gay App

San Francisco, July 5, 2016 — Hornet – the world’s second largest gay social network – today announced that it has acquired Vespa, the leading gay city guide, to provide the most innovative set of apps to the 250 Million strong consumer segment of gay men worldwide.  Vespa’s founder and CEO Christof Wittig, who co-founded Hornet in 2011, has been appointed the new CEO, while co-founder Sean Howell is…

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DatingAdvice.com Names Hornet as One of the Best

DatingAdvice features the best places to meet LGBT online.  Online communities whether for dating or social help gays connect.  Hornet was singled out for the positive ratings from users and our tech innovation. We’re looking forward to more tech innovation on our side and making the list again next year! If you’re happy with our app, please write a nice comment in the app store and let the greater…

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With Hornet, Gays Can Now Play Safe on Gay Mobile Social Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Innumerous accounts of discomfort with security of mobile social networks for gay guys, like Grindr, have prompted the makers of Hornet, a brand new, second generation network, to make security and safety front and center of their app design. This starts but is not limited to the next most important item after use of condoms to control the spread of STD, the knowledge of…

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