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'Tinder for things to do' app attracts big-name NZ tech investors

Christchurch entrepreneur Emily Heazlewood has raised money from some big name local tech investors for her Romer app - which she describes as "the Tinder for things to do".

Romer lists activities and events in a city, plus the likes of walking trails and cafes. You can swipe left to dismiss them or, Tinder-style, swipe right to like them - at which point you can also loop in Facebook friends. And, yes, you could even use it for dating.

The 24-year-old Heazlewood says her app has had more than 45,000 downloads since it was launched in 2017. She says it has around 4000 active monthly users and has yet to hit profit.

Her funding round just closed raised $250,000 from backers including the Tauranga-based Hadleigh Ford, who sold visitor management app SwipedOn to a UK outfit for $11 million.

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