In June 2018, fellow dating entrepreneur Antoine Argouges approached Charly with an idea for a new dating app for over 50s. Having spent 5 years in the dating industry, never being able to give a good answer to the question ‘where should my newly single parent date?’, Charly jumped at the chance to join Antoine as co-founder of the new app. Together they created Lumen, the first ever app-only dating product for over 50s.
Lumen launched in September 2018, with £3.5 million seed investment from dating titan Andrey Andreev, the man behind Badoo, Bumble and Chappy.
Lumen is currently has over 1.5 million members worldwide, with strongholds in the US, UK and Australia. Charly has spent much of 2019 travelling the world chatting to the media and launching the app in new countries.