Epic Catch, the Australian start-up that connects like-minded individuals to enjoy new experiences together, has recently launched, promising a new, fun way for love to flourish this Valentine’s Day!
Having just graduated from NRMA’s Jumpstart start-up accelerator, which is managed by Slingshot, the booking platform is now available in Beta across Sydney and Melbourne, with more than 35 unique experiences available to share with someone new.
How does Epic Catch work?
Epic Catch uses experiences to connect users with shared interests.
Activities include ‘How-To’ classes in pottery and sketching, theatre performances and shows including the musicals “Ghost” and “Matilda,” five-course dining experiences, wine tastings and street food tours, and outdoor activities that include everything from bubble soccer to scuba diving inside Sydney Aquarium.
Users select the activities they want to try and when they want to go. The Epic Catch connectors then match like-minded users and all that’s left to do is go out and have fun!
Founder Meray Azar says 90 per cent of users who have already shared an experience through the platform said they want to do it again.
“We are already so familiar with sharing our homes, cars and skills with people we don’t know, so it is understandable that many of us would also be open to sharing experiences with someone new,” said Azar.
“We recently conducted a survey which found that 61 per cent of Australians have missed out on new experiences because they have no one to join them.
“By giving these experience seekers a way to connect, we can help cultivate new friendships and connections, all while helping you discover the best your city has to offer.”
What sets Epic Catch apart?
Unlike dating platforms such as Tinder, users say Epic Catch brings a new level of safety and security to online interactions.
“With Epic Catch, everything is planned for you, so you don’t have to stress about organising the details. I felt very safe knowing that everything was taken care of and someone knew where I was at all times,” said Rachel, Melbourne.
“Skydiving has always appealed to my adventurous side and being matched with someone who felt the same way made for an awesome day out. The jump was fantastic, there were high-fives all around and we spent the rest of the afternoon recounting the adrenaline-charged experience,” said Andy, Newcastle.
“Online dating is tough and filled with unnecessary pressure. Many of our users are sick of instant interactions that can go nowhere, they don’t have a lot of free time and know exactly what they want to do. All that’s left is to find someone to share it with them. We want to build a community of experience-seekers, who are willing to give a something and someone new a shot,” added Azar.