What is Hookd?

Imagine you’re out and about – walking, at a bar, or a club – and you see someone who piques your interest, but you’re too shy to start a conversation. This is a common situation that many people can relate to. However, there are currently no apps, whether for dating or any other purpose, that focus solely on fostering in-person, local connections.

But with Hookd, things could be different. Picture the same scenario, but with the added assumption that you and the person you’re interested in have Hookd installed on your phones. As you’re walking around, your phone sends you a notification that someone nearby might interest you. You open the app, and there they are on your grid. If you’re feeling shy, you can initiate a chat through the app, or if you’re feeling bold, you can approach them in person.

Hookd can help you break the ice with people in your vicinity, making it easier to start conversations and build connections. Even if you have no plans on a Friday night, you can still go out alone and be notified when someone intriguing is nearby.

One of the key advantages of Hookd over other social or dating apps is its focus on fostering local, in-person connections. This can help you meet new people and make connections that might not be possible through other means.

Looking for seed investors.

If you’re interested in trying out Hookd, you can download it on the App Store or Play Store. We are currently gaining 100-200 new users each day, and as a bootstrapped project, we are looking for our first pre-seed investment to accelerate our growth. If you’re interested in investing, please fill out the form below or send an email to

We also have an executive summary and pitch deck available on request.