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In fact, Raya probably shouldn’t scale too quickly, given the risk of losing its cachet and allure.Instead, his vision is to see Raya become a kind of digital Davos, a meeting place for influential people to concoct all kinds of commercial, artistic and humanitarian projects.For years, he avoided publicly identifying himself, even hiding his job from some friends and family.He has kept the company small — Raya has just 13 full-time employees — and has raised only a few small investment rounds. The company recently acquired Chime, a video messaging app started by Jared Morgenstern, an early Facebook employee who is now Raya’s chief operating officer.
And it has expanded into professional networking, adding a “work” section that allows users to match with each other for platonic collaborations. Gendelman would not share financial information but said that he expects Raya to become profitable this year.Telle, who is now dating someone and has stopped actively using Raya.“I matched with a lot of models, and even one celebrity.”Céline Bossart, 26, a freelance wine and spirits journalist, said that during the time she used Raya actively — she now has a boyfriend — the app lived up to its reputation for civility.“People are a little better behaved, and more classy” than on apps like Tinder and Bumble, she said.Users who take screen shots receive a stern pop-up message, and disclosing information about other members is strongly discouraged. There are other elite dating apps, such as the League, which reportedly has 300,000 active users.Stassi Schroeder, a star of “Vanderpump Rules,” has said that she was banned from the app for publicly discussing her match with the Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. But Raya may be the first app that has successfully created an atmosphere of intimacy and trust while revealing almost nothing about itself.