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Badoo is a dating-focused [3] social network , founded in 2006, [4] with headquarters in Soho , London. It operates in 190 countries [5] and is available in 47 different languages, making it the world's most widely used dating network to date. [6] Over 340 million people have signed up to Badoo worldwide [7] 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. [8] In 2007 it raised $30 million in funding. [9]

In January 2008, the Russian investor Finam Capital paid $30 million for a 10% stake in Badoo for expansion in Russia. [10] As of 2009, Finam now has 20% ownership of Badoo. [8] In September 2009, Blendr , "powered by" Badoo, appeared in the iTunes app store. [ citation needed ]