Rendevu is a mobile web app and on-demand platform for adult services that hopes to make the sex industry safer for both clients and escorts. The app connects sex workers, male and female, to users.
The app lets escorts display real time availability, list their prices and display ratings including profile accuracy. The app also pre-authorizes credit cards to ensure safety and confirm the payment before services are rendered. The appointment process involves an ID confirmation by the escorts which adds another layer of security to the arrangement. Once the appointment is over, the data is erased, wiping away any evidence that the rendezvous ever happened.
Widely considered the “Uber for escorts,” Rendevu has secured $700,000 in a recent round of funding, making it the only funded app in the sex industry.
“We’re a technology company entering adult services, not the other way around,” says Reuben Coppa, company founder.”This gives us a unique perspective on the industry and helps us solve safety, efficiency and usability issues effectively.”
Although estimates for the exact size of the sex industry are difficult to come by, the most conservative studies peg the market between $56 to $186 billion in annual revenue.