Didier Rappaport is the CEO and co-founder of Happn, the 100% mobile app which is revolutionising dating and allows users to meet people they have crossed paths with in real life, using a unique combination of real time and hyperlocation.
Didier began his career in the family textile business before setting up an international trading company. In the 90’s he discovered the digital world and created the first platform for B2B services devoted to the textile trade on an international scale. He then set up another platform, SourcesIT, this time devoted to IT professionals.
In 2005, Didier co-founded Dailymotion, where he served as chief operating officer. In 2008, Didier joined Nomao, a personalised social network using geolocation, and immediately set about turning it into a search engine. T
his led to him creating Happn in 2013, a dating app which he launched in 2014. Today the application has 26 million users worldwide and operates in about 40 cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York City, London, Madrid, Paris, Mumbai, Sydney, Moscow and Hong Kong to name but a few.