Birthday Mates is a niche social network dedicated for birthdays. It was founded by Kanayo Okwuraiwe, a Nigerian based in South Africa. The Startup officially launched in September 3, 2015.
Everyone has a birthday, the vast majority of them celebrates it or would like to. Birthday Mates provides a platform for these people to connect, jointly celebrate, and create lifelong friendships with people with whom they have a unique connection with: having similar birthdays.
Birthday Mates is essentially a “birthday networking” site, just in the same way that LinkedIn is a “professional networking” site.
What we essentially do is group people who share a common birthday—usually with 1 – 2 weeks of each other, give them an opportunity to have joint or group birthday celebrations (those in the same Geo location,) allow them exchange gifts with each other, as well as receive gifts from family and friends, create crowd funding campaigns for birthday gifts and other birthday related projects, and more. – Kanayo Okwuraiwe, founder Birthday Mates.
Birthday Mates has a strong potential to live up to its vision. With the right funding to push the startup, it wouldn’t take long before it becomes a household name.