Badoo was launched in 2006, by a small international group of young, forward thinking programmers and tech entrepreneurs. Their vision was to use the most advanced technologies available to create an elegantly modern, fast and easy way for people to meet new people in their area – and have fun doing it.The scope would be global, but adapted to local needs. It worked.
Badoo now has the majority of its operations in London and currently employs well over 250 full-time international staff. Badoo is currently available in 46 languages via Badoo.com and various social/mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Facebook & Desktop application.
A number of employees played a key part in the launch and ultimate success of Badoo and have now gone on to work for large companies, start their own businesses, or help grow other successful internet businesses. We appreciate the help of these early employees. It is hard to name everyone (since many are still with Badoo), but some of the individuals who helped out in the early stages were:
Michael Geer (Project Manager), Neil Bryant (Managing Director), Gloria Diez (Global Marketing Manager), Juan Canas (Spanish Country Manager), Lucy George (PR Director), Vitaly Batmanov (Software Developer), Timur Gumirov (Software Developer), Alan Vanstone (Product Manager), Jean-Baptiste Raynaud (Marketing Associate), Vanessa Smith (Project Manager).