Thailand dating app
BANGKOK, Thailand, 1 December 2015 – Nest is a 19-year-old living in Bangkok.
Like many other gay adolescents, he uses mobile apps to meet up for dates. “I don’t like to have sex at the first meeting, I prefer to chat and get to know the person first.
“Once we get the funds from our investors, we want to expand to Asia and other parts of the world,” its business development head Andre Sierek told via email.
“However, at this moment our focus is first on Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, as well as Malaysia and Thailand in 2016,” he added.
Through research, policy support and direct outreach, UNICEF is joining the effort to reverse an alarming trend.
Even celebrities have chimed in on the popularity of these apps.
"Today, if you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket," wrote American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari in an essay for Time Magazine.
Having entered Indonesia in October 2015, Spotted is now eyeing Malaysia and Thailand as its next two Southeast Asian markets, its optimistic outlook fuelled by its US.5-million (RM62.6 million) Series A round in August 2015.
That investment round, which involved Media Ventures, Wolfman Holdings, and a Deutsche Balaton affiliate based in Heidelberg, Germany, brought Spotted’s total funding to US.3 million to date.