Marshmallo, the newly launched dating app, is making waves in the online dating world with its unique approach to safety, identity verification, and fostering genuine connections. By using bank-level financial technology, Marshmallo is redefining online dating safety so meeting new people is easier and more enjoyable.
The driving force behind Marshmallo is Andrew Hendel, an accomplished entrepreneur with a background in financial services. As a former Managing Director at Beach Point Capital, which has assets under management of over $14 billion, Hendel deeply understands compliance with anti-money laundering regulations and customer verification processes. His vision led to the creation of Marshmallo, where his financial technology expertise is applied to enhance security and authenticity in online dating.
“People grow up being taught not to talk to strangers, but then they enter adulthood, and millions switch to meeting strangers on a dating app. Marshmallo ensures that people are who they say they are and look like the same person as in their government photo ID. We also exclude over 700,000 registered sex offenders to reduce the risk of meeting someone new,” Andrew Hendel, Founder and CEO of Marshmallo, said.
Key Features of Marshmallo Include:
Robust Identity Verification: Users must submit a government-issued photo ID matched with an in-app selfie.
No Catfishing: Marshmallo ensures people’s profile pictures match their photo IDs and selfies.
Offender Screening: Marshmallo checks users against 300+ databases of over 700,000 registered sex offenders.
Controlled Messaging: To prevent spam and harassment, users can send only one unreciprocated message to new matches.
Enhanced Profile Privacy: Users can control the visibility of personal information, offering unparalleled privacy options in the online dating realm.
“Ensuring people can’t post photos of somebody else or lie about their age is an important step to prevent catfishing,” adds Hendel.
Marshmallo’s innovative features and commitment to user safety herald a promising future for the online dating industry. With Andrew Hendel at the helm, the app is set to redefine how individuals connect and interact in the digital age.
About Andrew Hendel
Andrew holds a B.S. and M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University’s School of Engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi for academic excellence.