Answer a few questions about yourself so we can get a feel for who you are
We’ll match you with three other humans we think you’ll hit it off with
You all meet at a bar in Surry Hills that has been chosen for you
Our pods can be mixed or single gender. You can leave it to fate or choose for yourself
With pods of four, you’re never alone with a stranger
We choose the location and work with the venues so people know where you are
Hi my name is Tam and I’m the Founder of Foura.
I’ve been running events to help people meet people for more than 10 years because I love meeting new people, and I love seeing my friends form connections with others.
I had the idea for Foura when I first moved to Sydney 6 years ago and wanted to make friends. I found it so easy when I was travelling solo around Asia, but as soon as I was somewhere that felt like home, it seemed hard to approach people.
More recently, a lot of my mates have moved away. The ones that have stayed are settling down and we have less in common. I still love them just as much, but we don’t really have the time to catch up regularly.
Then the pandemic hit and we all went into lockdown. It’s been easy to stay connected through technology, but it’s also really clear that there’s genuinely no substitute for meeting someone in person.
I felt like I was the person who needed something like Foura, so I decided to have a crack at it. That’s what brought you here.
We’re still fresh, but we’re learning and improving quickly every single time someone uses us.
Thanks for giving Foura a go.
Meeting people 1-on-1 can be intimidating and awkward. Having four people there means there helps the conversation to flow but still keeps it relatively intimate so you actually get to know each other. It feels a lot more natural, like having drinks with mates!
The feedback we’ve had is that people rarely meet in person when they use apps and services that let you chat first. You end up going back and forth and never face to face which is just a waste of time.
Foura gets you from sign up to meet up quickly so you can enjoy the fun part - actually meeting people!
Unfortunately not at the moment. Everyone comes into a Foura meetup in the same situation, if you bring someone you already know then it ruins the dynamic of the group and makes things pretty awkward (but we are looking at creating another service that will allow you to do that in the future).
It’s a central location which means it should be easy for most people to get to, plus they have a lot of great venues!
No, we only use your data to find suitable matches!