Badoo creator Andrew Andreev announces exciting new holding company Magic Lab

Andrew Andreev, the Russian entrepreneur famous for creating the popular dating and social networking site Badoo, was born February 3rd in 1974 in Moscow. His first business, Virus, was an online computer and computer parts online business.He always had passion for technology.  Andrey Andreev sold his first company only two years after the initial launch, however, it would be his 2006 dating site Badoo, available in 47 languages, that would be his most successful venture as an entrepreneur. To this day, the dating site ranks as one of the most popular in the world. The site has over 428 million users. 

Badoo has a feature called Badoo live. This feature makes the app unique from other dating apps because the user can do a live stream. Allowing the user to showcase their personality in a video format. 

Andreev has an estimated net worth of 2.4 Billion and invested $10 million to location-based dating app Bumble to launch the successful dating platform with Whitney Wolfe Heard. When Heard left Tinder, Andreev met with Heard and agreed to enter into a business venture together. What separates the app from others in the dating-app market, the woman must make the first contact. Andreev has recently announced the formation of a holding company called Magic lab for his myriad of companies, which include Badoo and Bumble. 

The astonishing detail about the announcement of Magic Lab, if you visit the website, you can pitch an idea directly to Andreev. Andreev created a $100 Million fund dedicated to find people and their new ideas that help the companies grow and continue to expand. You can include your name, email address, and your idea. This is a fantastic gesture on the part of Andreev. Ideas will be reviewed by Andreev directly. If your idea is chosen, you will receive the help of the technology and staff of Andreev’s existing companies. Also, you will get the opportunity to be mentored by the entrepreneur. 

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Greg Blatt: Online Dating Pioneer

For some people, a job that has good pay and good benefits and is predictable is what they look for in life. This, however, is not the case for Greg Blatt. Blatt has been involved and even been the CEO of several different companies. As online dating came to life, he served at  Match and Tinder, companies that needed strong leadership to help them grow in a competitive world. 

Greg Blatt has been just the man to do this. He didn’t start off with the idea of leading online dating companies. He actually went to law school, eventually finding a focus in entertainment media. With all the business leadership experience that he has, many would be surprised to find out that he didn’t study business in college (Chronicleweek). 

Blatt’s foundation in law has proven to be instrumental in his success as a businessman. The work ethic needed to get through law school is immense. Greg Blatt showed and developed his work ethic in his schooling as well as learned about the legal ramifications of business decisions. 

Blatt worked for Martha Stewart and that was actually the whole start. Martha Stewart had actually been one of his clients. One that must have been impressed by his work because he found himself working in business affairs at the Martha Stewart company. The experience he gained working for Martha Stewart became vital as he took a job running an online dating company. Online dating was just starting at this time, but Greg immediately saw the potential.

Online Dating is a very competitive field. There are many sites that offer dating services and new sites are created all the time. So what made Greg Blatt so successful with his companies. Blatt attributes much of his success to experience. Through education and occupations Blatt had, he was able to gain valuable experience. Once he landed in the online dating field he has stayed there and has arguably the most knowledge and experience anyone has in this field. Looking at what Match and Tinder have done is proof of Blatt’s success.

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