Hawaya (Harmonica)

ABOUT Hawaya, previously known as Harmonica, is a dating platform tailored for Muslim singles. Created in Egypt in 2017, Hawaya is “Muslim dating done right” by focusing on “love, respect, and shared values.” The app has features such as an exclusive mode that lets users chat with only their match, and a guardian mode that lets users share their activity with a trusted person. It also provides better matches and flexibility for premium users. Hawaya used this pitch deck in a 500 Startups Demo Day in 2018, where it receive seed funding. A year later, it was acquired by US-based online dating firm Match Group. Fundraising journey 2018: US$150,000 of seed funding from 500 Startups How is the deck compelling? It immediately states the current online dating trend and how it is deemed socially unacceptable in the Middle East, contextualizing why Hawaya’s founders developed an online dating app specifically for the region and North Africa. The deck also shares Haway’s recent growth, followed by a brief explanation of how the system works. It includes news coverage of Hawaya that further highlights the app’s value proposition.


Uncovering the Success of Hawaya (Formerly Harmonica): An Exploration of their Captivating Seed Pitch Deck

About Hawaya

Hawaya, born as Harmonica, is a pioneering dating platform designed with Muslim singles in mind. Launched in Egypt in 2017, Hawaya's mission is to revolutionize Muslim dating by promoting love, respect, and shared values. By tapping into the culturally sensitive space of online dating in the Middle East, Hawaya offered a customized solution that acknowledged the region's unique social dynamics.

About Hawaya's PitchDeck

During the 2018 500 Startups Demo Day, Hawaya's pitch deck stood out and communicated its unique selling proposition effectively. The pitch deck presented Hawaya in a revolutionary light, highlighting key features such as matched conversations exclusive mode and a guardian mode for enhanced security. Additionally, it showed potential investors the app's proven track record of growth, flexibility, and superior matchmaking abilities, particularly for premium users.

Why Investors Believed in Hawaya?

The power of Hawaya's pitch deck lays in its ability to compellingly express the value proposition to investors. It articulated the unmet need for a tailored online dating solution in the Middle East, demonstrating the platform's potential to fill this gap. Vital statistics, proof of growth, and unique features were presented to cement the investors' interest. Consequently, Hawaya secured a seed fund of $150,000. Confirming investors' belief, Hawaya became an even more formidable player in the market the following year when it was acquired by the US-based online dating conglomerate, Match Group.

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