Andrey Andreev is a Russian/British businessman who founded the popular social dating site Badoo, and many other online businesses. Born February 3rd, 1974 in Moscow, Russia the multi-billionaire currently lives in London, England. Andreev began his first Enterprise in Russia. This was an online store that sold computers and accessories. He later sold this business for an unspecified amount. (Andrey´s academic background review available at Crunchbase articles).
Andreev later founded Spy Log, which is a web tracking business, enabling online business owners to track visitors’ user habits and visits to their site. Like many of Andreev’s businesses, Spy Log exploded in growth.In 2002, Andreev started an advertising firm, Begun, which is now considered a precursor to Google AdWords. A Russian investment firm purchased a majority of the company stock (Onlinepersonalswatch).
Andreev founded the company, Mamba, in 2004. Currently, it is the most popular dating site in the country of Russia, boasting around 8 million users. A majority share of the company was sold in 2006 the investment firm FINAM. Andreev launched Badoo, his most iconic business, in 2006. it quickly spread throughout Europe and Latin America. Presently, it is the world’s largest network for social interaction, with more than 360 million people registered. Badoo generates over 150 million dollars annually and operates in nearly 200 countries.
Andreev is described as having a special style of management. In a recent interview, he told Shortlist magazine that his philosophy in business was that you should create happiness for people. Andrey Andreev provides perks and parties for his staff, to boost morale. Badoo has been honored as one of the top 20 United Kingdom companies to work in.
In 2014, Andreev worked with the co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe. Together, they created Bumble, a dating app for women. Wolf mentioned Andreev as her chief mentor. She conceded that he took a risk with her when others would not.
In 2018, Andreev was found in Forbes global list of billionaires. Since April 2019, and his net worth was listed at 2.4 billion dollars.
More on Andrey´s business projects at https://www.businessinsider.com/badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-interview-2017-4