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As I scrolled through the largely German #escortgate hashtag, one Bing translation at a time, I started to piece together an unraveling scandal.
That week Berlin had been host to the NOAH Conference, an invite-only event comparable to Code Conference or Disrupt back in the States.
When I arrive, there’s a mood of weary intensity among the eight or so team members present.
Pia Poppenreiter, the company’s CEO, stands and greets me with a rushed hug.
According to multiple reports, the gala party two nights earlier had been characterized by a high number of "attractive, glamorously dressed women" who flirted aggressively with the male attendees and handed out business cards.
It was concluded that these women were escorts, and that they had come to the party at the behest of Ohlala.
Several women were rumored to be carrying credit card readers.
Getting exactly what you want as quickly as possible is the general goal of countless other startups.She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam.He worked at a startup; he was visiting New York on business.By symbolically associating themselves with these women, Ohlala’s party crashers made the company a scapegoat for these rumors. Poppenreiter had already released a statement earlier in the day in response to the outcry, apologizing for letting things "get out of hand." But part of me can’t help but wonder if this was exactly what she had planned.
According to Poppenreiter, Ohlala seeks to improve upon two perceived flaws that Tinder and other dating apps often fall into.A leaked Facebook invitation for the party-within-a-party encouraged invitees to "grab a drink and mingle with men who crave the finer things in life." A publicity stunt involving a controversial app doesn’t sound like the stuff of trending topics, until you consider NOAH’s abysmal female attendance rate — at this year’s event, only 11 out of its 108 speakers were women.