Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
US$30m Finam 21 Jan 2008

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INTERVIEW: “It's as close to real life as possible” – Badoo’s Head Of Product

Dating app Badoo is something of a sleeping giant in the online dating space. The company’s exosted for 10 years and earlier this year passed 300m users as it continues to pile on features and tools. Here the company’s head of design Miles Morris...

Read More02 Sep 16
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? - 7 Dating Apps That Aren't Tinder

Just a few years ago having a dating site account was seen as, if not quite a source of embarrassment, then at least something that tended to be the exception rather than rule. But attitudes have changed hugely in the last few years as more and more...

Read More05 May 16
UK Tech In America - The British Invasion

US tech giants buying up overseas companies happens all the time, Microsoft’s purchase of SwiftKey is just one notable recent example. But every now and again it goes the other way, as with the recent acquisition of New York-based Lulu by London’s...

Read More10 Feb 16
UK’s Badoo Takes Over Rating App Lulu

Lulu, the mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men, has been taken over by London-based dating platform Badoo. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition helps Badoo to focus on international expansion, business...

Read More10 Feb 16
Badoo hires Google's Ben Ling as COO

Google search executive Benjamin Ling will become COO of UK dating firm Badoo, which currently boasts 35m monthly users. Ling will be in charge of product, engineering, business operations, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. At Google, Ling...

Read More20 Apr 12
INTERVIEW: Badoo COO on social network dating

Badoo describes itself as a ‘meeting network’, enabling users to find, chat and flirt with each other online. Here, COO Bart Swanson talks competition in the social networking space, the opportunities surrounding mobile and location and future plans...

Read More19 Aug 11
Badoo raises USD30m in funding

Badoo has raised USD30m in funding from russian financial group Finam.

Read More21 Jan 08
Russia's Finam buys into UK social network Badoo for USD10m

Russian investment company, Finam, is acquiring a 10% stake in UK-based social network Badoo for USD10m. The capital will be used to launch the social network in Russia. London-based Badoo, which is present in Latin America, Europe and China, has not...

Read More21 Jan 08
Google is most visited site in France and Germany in Jun 07

Google was the most visited internet platform in France and Germany in Jun 07, respectively claiming 26.1m and 22.8m unique visitors, representing a 70% and 69% reach of the countries' web users, reveals research firm comScore. In Germany, Google also...

Read More26 Jul 07