LGBTQ+ Connections App Bloom Community Raises $2.5 Million

By Annie Baker • Sep 29, 2022
  • Bloom Community recently announced it raised $2.5 million in funding. These are the details.

Funding amount: $2.5 million

Investors: Led by Tuesday Capital. And additional investors include YCombinator, Precursor Ventures, Behind Genius Ventures and angel investors like Claire Hughes Johnson and Nate Mitchell as well as current and former Facebook executives.

What is Bloom Community? Bloom Community is a new app that helps members of queer and ethically non-monogamous communities build connections and relationships and find events. The platform is launching in Portland this month. The company today announced it has secured a $2.5M million seed round led by Tuesday Capital. And the app will be serving the LGBTQ+ and ethically non-monogamous communities of Portland beginning this month. 

What makes Bloom Community unique: Bloom Community is approaching the social media landscape from a totally different perspective – bringing people together in real life as opposed to completely digital interactions. And Bloom Community works by inviting you to introduce yourself, tailor your interests and preferences, and find people that accept you for you. Then you pick a scene, whether it be speed dating, connection workshops, festivals, or tailored bars, and Bloom ensures you will have no more missed connections.

Bloom Community currently operates in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego and has partnerships with San Francisco Pride, Woodhull Freedom Foundation, SF LGBT Center, Comfort & Joy, SoulPlay, Folsom Street, Wicked Grounds, Public Works, along with many other leading organizations. Bloom Community launched in September 2021 and has had over 3,000 community events connecting over 60,000 people.


“Bloom Community is dedicated to providing queer and ethically non-monogamous communities with a platform to organize events and build communities in real life. By providing a place for these underserved groups to organize around shared interests, Bloom is bringing traditionally overlooked groups together, and helping them find connection and community. We are excited to bring Bloom to the Portland community and to help foster meaningful connections in these cities.”

— Luna Ray, Bloom’s founder and CEO

“I have been watching this space for a long time as I know many members of the communities represented on Bloom. They are underserved if not marginalized on traditional tech media platforms. As soon as I met Luna I knew that this was the right team to fill this gap. Servicing this community is a massive and beautiful opportunity – more than 35% of adults identify as either queer or interested in ethical non-monogamy.”

— Prashant Fonseka, Partner at Tuesday Capital