Despite it being her first day of maternity leave, Tin kindly agreed to meet with me to chat about the startup’s latest funding announcement, what it’s like to run Clue with co-founder/life partner Hans Raffauf as well as where the company is headed next.
She was 15th oldest person in the world."She always said, 'I don’t know why the good Lord keeps me around," her daughter, Janey Andrews, one of her three children, who lives in Frederick, said in September when Wheat turned 113. Her first husband, Harvey Pierce Naylor, was a grocer and, later, a machinist. She then married Bill Wheat, a conductor on the rail line between New York and Washington, and moved to Maryland.
“I started thinking about this just as the i Phone came out and, I thought, if you could use your phone to store this sort of data – it would be a very powerful tool to have,” she added.
After doing some research and brainstorming, Tin – who is originally from Copenhagen and graduated from Danish creative business school Kaos Pilots – said she was surprised to see little innovation in this realm since the birth control pill came out about 50 years ago.
Tin met Raffauf at a tech conference some years ago and they became a couple soon afterwards.
The pair then decided to pursue Clue together and launched the app in July 2013.