More than 250,000 messages were sent between members of The Inner Circle in December 2014. On The Inner Circle site, users enjoy organised events at nice restaurants such as Yauatcha and Burger & Lobster, visit clubs like Shoreditch House; dozens post about their latest trips to Barcelona, Paris.The London community's active members list has grown by 100% over the past 12 weeks. Vermeulen came up with the idea for Inner Circle with his friend Michael Krayenhoff, who's also from Amsterdam. told me at the event that the website is going well and he hopes it continues to grow.People arrange meetups at high-end venues and they can let overseas members know if they're planning to visit a particular city in the near future.
Here is a breakdown of Inner Circle members by job: We went along to the most recent Inner Circle party at Notting Hill's Little Yellow Door to see what it was all about.
The Little Yellow Door is a bar that operates like a house party — it isn't open every night and you have to sign up if you want to attend.
And it's these qualities that makes The Inner Circle work for our members around the world." The Inner Circle, similar in many respects to The League, claims to be a profitable business.
However, Krayenhoff was unable to disclose any of the company's financials.
The app, which vets people's Linked In profiles before letting them use the platform, went live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston this week as it continues its expansion across the US.
It launched in New York City last October and signed up 32,000 people within the first three months.
In social dating terms, The Inner Circle is a more complex, European equivalent to US app The League.
So far, 50,000 people have been approved; there's a waiting list of far more.
Although the entry rules are strict, Vermeulen has also provided plenty of features to keep users engaged once they are in.