Bending Spoons Acquires Meetup, Announces $50,000 Community Fund

Italian technology company Bending Spoons has acquired Meetup, the US-based community and friend-finding platform. The company also announced a $50,000 Meetup Community Fund initiative to support Meetup organizers. 

Bending Spoons’s portfolio already includes the productivity app Evernote, as well as video editing app Slice, and AI-powered photo editing app Remini. 

“Bending Spoons is excited to become the new steward of Meetup, a beloved product that aligns well with our values and strengths as a company. We will leverage our platform to ensure Meetup goes from strength to strength for years to come,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO, Luca Ferrari, in a statement

David Siegel, Meetup’s CEO, will become advisor to Bending Spoons in order to support the transition.

“Bending Spoons has a proven track record of driving significant growth in their acquired properties. I can’t think of a better partner to accelerate international expansion, significantly grow membership, improve organizer experience, and realize Meetup’s mission of ending the loneliness crisis,” Siegel shared. 

To mark the acquisition and champion Meetup’s mission, the newly-launched Community Fund means Meetup organizers who apply and secure funding will have the costs of their community-building events covered.  

To learn more about Meetup, visit its website here. You can also learn more about Bending Spoons by visiting its website here.

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