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A Look At Andrey Andreev’s Story Of Entrepreneurship

Andrey Andreev is a Russian entrepreneur who now lives and works in the United Kingdom. He is best known for founding Badoo, a social media and online dating company. He has also founded other companies as well such as Mamba, SpyLog, and Begun. He was born on February 3, 1974, in Moscow. Andrey Andreev founded Badoo in April 2006. With more than 135 million active users, Badoo is the biggest social network in the world. 

It is used in over 180 countries around the world. Andrey Andreev has also partnered with others in order to establish other dating companies. He is an investor whos always looking for brilliant ideas concerning dating websites. This includes Bumble, the American female-first dating app, that was launched in September 2014 along with entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe. Andrey Andreev is also an active partner of Chappy which is a dating app for the gay community. This dating app was launched in September 2016 and has more than half a million users. 

The latest dating app Andrey Andreev has helped launch as an active partner is Lumen. Established in September 2018, this is app is for people over the age of 50. He says that “mature dating” really means boring and dry. However, people past 50 also don’t want to use a generic dating app because they won’t find what they’re looking for there. Lumen was designed to bring like-minded single people together (Onlinepersonalswatch).

Andrey Andreev launched his first dating app in January 2004. This is Mamba (since renamed Wamba). This mobile app started out for single people in Russia. It is now used by people in 15 countries and has 31 million users. He became an entrepreneur five years earlier when he founded his first company, SpyLog. This was a software company that provided a way for webmasters to see where people were going on their websites. (Andrey´s academic background review available at Crunchbase articles)

His birth name was Andrey Ogandzhantyants. He changed his last name to his mom’s maiden name because it’s far easier to spell. He briefly went to college but soon dropped out and moved to Spain. It was while living in Spain that he founded Badoo. Its headquarters is now in London with a satellite location in Moscow.

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