Topics: Badoo - Official Site
Badoo is a dating-focused  social network , founded in 2006,  with headquarters in Soho , London. It operates in 190 countries  and is available in 47 different languages, making it the world's most widely used dating network to date.  Over 340 million people have signed up to Badoo worldwide  across the app, mobile and web versions. The app is currently available on iOS, Android and Windows phone. Badoo operates on a freemium model, whereby the core services can be used without any payment.
Badoo was founded by the Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev and launched in London in November 2006.  In 2007 it raised $30 million in funding. 
In January 2008, the Russian investor Finam Capital paid $30 million for a 10% stake in Badoo for expansion in Russia.  As of 2009, Finam now has 20% ownership of Badoo.  In September 2009, Blendr , "powered by" Badoo, appeared in the iTunes app store. [ citation needed ]