‘the most mysterious businessman in the West’
Badoo, is available in 190 countries and has seven times more users than Tinder.
"The next big thing in dating, he says, is going to be lookalikes"
That is only for fun, not serious dating.
Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)
When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (6+ years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).
Articles about Badoo redesign.
BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign
Badoo built its own big-data analytics platform
How To Find "The One" Online: Dating Advice From Bumble’s founder
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!