Promising Russian entrepreneurs under the age of 30 years
Young businesspeople who conduct genetic research, implement artificial intelligence, build robots, develop eSports, create products augmented reality - in the new rating of Russian Forbes
Forbes published a list of 100 nominees in the ranking of the most promising Russians younger than 30 years. Selection of applicants in the category "Entrepreneurs", the profile for our editorial board, was not easy: in determining the prospects of a young businessman, we together with the experts took into account the potential of not only individual businesses, but also to the surrounding ecosystem. All nominees are working in an industry that analysts promise high growth rates in the coming years. Products and technology that implement these entrepreneurs are able to at least make people's lives a little more comfortable, if not become a "disruptive innovation" and turn the habitual way. For more information about the top ten most promising Russian businessmen - in the gallery.
Kivokurtsev Oleg, 28 years old, Promobot
Co-founder Promobot - manufacturer of autonomous service robots - born and raised in Perm. He became interested in robotics in 2012, and the company Promobot together with partners founded three years later - the first "office" was in the garage. For four years has gone from a start of execution of orders for piece Permian shopping centers (over 170 "promobotov", and the geography of deliveries has expanded to 33 countries have been collected in the past year) to produce large quantities of robots for Russian and foreign customers. Promobot We have a contract with the American Intellitronix more than $ 50 million, the company's revenue exceeds 100 million rubles a year, and the whole business of the investors is estimated at 2 billion rubles.
Georgi Solovyov, 29 years, Skyeng
Online school Skyeng English Georgi Solovyov and his partner Chariton Matveev founded in 2012. In 2014, a startup launched its own platform Vimbox learning (virtual classroom), in 2016 - mobile applications and services for learning the language of the subtitles to the TV series. On results of 2017 the company's revenue increased by 2, 2 times and amounted to 725 million rubles. In 2018 Skyeng attracted investment from Baring Vostok funds business was valued at a record for the market of educational technology (EdTech) $ 100 million in Russia.
Dreval Maxim, 27 years old, L2P Limited
A graduate of the Moscow State University and the Higher School of Economics Dreval Maxim started his career as a project manager in the "Yandex" and Mail.Ru Group. In 2010 he received the status of the co-founder of the project Alexey Polovinkina "100 exam." In 2013, the company has become a full-fledged online school. In 2014, after merging with the project "Netologiey" Dreval co-founded holding company "Netologiya groups", where he took the post of director of product management. In 2016 the entrepreneur created L2P Limited. The company is engaged in projects at the intersection of e-sports and education.
Ilya Lagutin, 29 years old, Aitarget
Private investor and entrepreneur Lagutin in 2010 graduated from the Faculty of Management of the Higher School of Economics. Since 2007 he has specialized on the topic of advertising on the Internet. In 2013 he founded Aitarget. Today Lagutin has the status of Facebook marketing partner in Russia - the official reseller and Instagram Facebook advertising in the country.
Czech Ilya, 29 years, "motility"
In 2013, he graduated from Ilya ITMO in St. Petersburg. He worked as a design engineer at an engineering plant. Cech has assembled a team of engineers and programmers for development in the field of robotics and biomechanics. He participated in the creation of lunar rover in the "Selenokhod" command. In 2013-2014, he was involved in developments in the field of cosmic convergence systems. Member of the first Mars Desert Research Station of the Russian program team. Ilya founded the company "Motility" - producer of bioelectric prosthesis with a wide range of functions. In 2018 revenues startup increased by 2, 5 times, up to $ 1 million, and the company opened a production site in China.
Anna Belova, 30 years old, Devar
In 2015 Anna Belova tulyachka with partners Vitaly Averyanov and Andrey Komissarov launched startup Devar. The project is engaged in the production of children's books with the technology of augmented reality (augmented reality - AR). In just one year of operation the company has entered a turnover of 15 million rubles. Today Devar products are sold already in 40 countries, and 70% of revenue comes from overseas markets. In the line of more than 200 educational and entertaining AR-books. In February 2018 the startup has attracted an investment of $ 3 million from the famous venture Leta Capital Fund.
Nikita Blinov, 29 years old, Rubbles
Founders Rubbles (besides Blinov, this 27-year-old Vladislav Lissitzky and Alexander Fonarev) met while studying at the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics (WMC) MSU. After university, all three of them came to work in the "Yandex", where the idea was born of a startup. Rubbles company develops solutions on the basis of data analysis for large companies - banks, retailers and industrial enterprises. In 2017, the project has attracted $ 1, 5 million from the fund FinSight, has invested in companies such as Badoo, Banki.ru and Busfor. Today Rubbles more than 20 customers in Russia and abroad (in Europe, Singapore, Canada), which operates under the brand startup SBDA Group.
Valery Ilyinsky, 29 years old, Genotek
The company's founders Genotek Valery Ilyinsky and Artem Elmuratov - graduates of biological and mechanical-mathematical faculty of Moscow State University. In 2010, they created a business in the promising industry of genetic research. The company has quickly become one of the fast-growing market leaders and already in 2012, received a $ 500,000 investment from the fund Rustars Ventures and a group of private individuals. In 2016 Genotek attracted another $ 2 million in 2017 - $ 1 million. In the latter case, the investor made pharmaceutical holding "Pharmstandard". Genotek makes up thousands of genetic tests a year. The company offers a wide range of services, from the analysis of the origin to a specialized DNA tests prescribed by a doctor.
Daria child, 28 years old, Grabr
The idea was born at a startup Grabr Darya child when she was tired of returning to Russia from abroad with suitcases things costing too expensive at home. In 2015-m businesswoman with her husband Artem Fedyaeva launched a project designed to save users from having any time to go for the right product itself. On Grabr platform you can leave a simple request, and for $ 10 it will take to fulfill the traveler, that "on the road" with the customer. Thus was born and has grown a community of nearly one million users. They deliver each other's products all over the world - and among the "couriers" there are co-founders of the company. Unique business has already attracted $ 14 million investment.
Vladimir Sveshnikov, 29 years old, "Robot Faith"
Co-founder Stafory, robot development company for recruitment, "Faith", he moved to St. Petersburg to the Far East in 2006. The idea of creating a virtual assistant that helps companies automate mass recruitment processes, came to him in 2015. In the same year he and his partner Alexander Uraksinym obsessed with the development of "Faith". Innovative product turned in demand: an assistant with artificial intelligence technology has already benefited some 200 large companies. Among Stafory clients - MTS, "KDV Group", of PepsiCo, "Rostelecom" and IBS. In December 2018 the first startup has attracted 226 million rubles. The main investor - Fund for the Development of Internet initiatives.