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Joel Simkhai

Hey Mark,

Thanks for your interest in following our company.

Without any venture funding, we as a start-up have developed and successfully marketed two successful apps that are both enjoying considerable growth. We decided to pull in additional back-end resources to help us grow Blendr internationally and chose to partner with Badoo for this.

Badoo and Blendr will remain two separate apps, but from now on, Badoo will provide us with the back-end resources and infrastructure, in addition to providing some additional features that our users will love.

By leveraging Badoo’s strengths and resources as one of the world’s largest social networks for meeting new people, Badoo will bring Blendr increased international reach and expertise (180+ countries and approximately 40 languages), in addition to the benefits of tapping into their 155+ million-user network.



Joel, can you tell me how many sites and which sites a badoo profile is displayed on? So far I'm aware of hotornot and blendr.

herbert cs

Ce con blendr comprend je mise jamai mon nummero bancer en juet ! , ,


Hi Joel. I understand what you did with Blendr. You needed to monetize the venture, and opportunities for that don't come around every day. However, many, many people I know (many of whom I met through Blender), lament its demise. Had you given us the choice of a tiered monthly fee structure (I would have paid $30, while others would have paid $5) versus Blender going away entirely as we know it, I would have had my credit card in my hand ready to go. Badoo is not Blender. Not even close. It's an overly controlled cesspool of spammers. I understand if Blendr was undercapitalized and couldn't last long enough to get traction. Just know that tons of people LOVED it, and that the memory still lingers. There may still be time to bring the old version back (though I imagine you're legally handcuffed from doing so after a deal with Badoo.)

Just wanted to express gratitude for the project you originally made.


Rhonda S Jarnagin

I don't like the combo with websites. I get to many fakes profiles


please can anyone list all the dating app that is being linked with badoo ? i really need to know so i know where my pic is being viewed

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