The Russians are in the list of the most successful business leaders under 30 years

Forbes magazine has published the rating of the brightest young entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 30 years, in which there were several Russians.
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RBC decided to tell more about them.

Global ranking of young business leaders, according to Forbes was published at the beginning of the year on 19 January for the first time the magazine has released its European version. The rating itself does Magazine for five years. Each rating of 20 nominations, including "Finance", "Venture Capital", "Technology", etc. In total 1,500 people were nominated this year. Applications for the nomination were made through social networks, work on selection of nominees also led Forbes journalists. Finalists in each category determined the jury, which consisted of experts in these areas. In total, the European rankings were 300 people, presented in ten different sectors. Among them - just eight Russians, including, for example, tennis player Maria Sharapova (in the category "Entertainment").

Breakthrough technology

In the category "Technologies" was 23-year-old Dmitry Aksenov - co-founder DigitalGenius, specializing in the supply of the largest companies of programs for automatic voice messages. In May last year, the company raised its investment pazmere $ 3 million.

The idea to create a program for the business on the basis of artificial intelligence was born in Aksenov, when he was in college in the UK. In an interview edition last year, the businessman said that the technology was fond of since childhood and made his first robot in seven years. At the heart of DigitalGenius FinGenius is a technology that, using machine learning, allows you to identify issues in any natural language, regardless of whether it comes in oral or written form, and then automatically respond to them. Self-learning technology is the answer to customers' questions can be operated with little or no human intervention, and in the future capable of replacing the usual call-centers and support services. For example, at least 80% of calls in the financial sector are fairly standard and can easily be divided into five categories, they relate to lost or stolen credit card, forgotten password or difficulties in carrying out the transaction, the remaining 20-30% of non-standard calls are sent to the processing man Aksenov explained his idea.

TheOnze last year DigitalGenius worked 29 people, the company now has two offices - in London and New York. Among its customers - BMW, Panasonic and Unilever. Other startups did not disclose, but says that among them there are several financial institutions, including eight banks. "Most of our clients are companies from the Fortune 500, but our relationship is covered by a nondisclosure agreement," - said Aksenov.

The media talent

In the "Media" category in the rating went 27-year-old Alexander Debelov, one of the founders of the company's marketing in social media Crelligence Media and video content distribution network Virool. As Forbes notes, this start-up of more than 30 thousand. Consumers in the world, he was able to raise funding in the amount of $ 6.6 million, including from such famous investors like Yuri Milner DST fund startups incubator 500 Startups Dave McClure and others.

"When I learned all of my friends have already created the company. They were successful, were unsuccessful, but my social circle consisted of the children for whom go to work for someone else it would be the greatest catastrophe in the life ", - said DebElov in an interview with the magazine "RBC".

A native of Rostov-on-Don, he moved to the United States while at school, and in California - immediately after Babsonovskogo college specializes in training business. One of the first people with whom Debelov met in California, was co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak wrote "RBC". Debelov even told him that he intended to create a "new Apple». Startup Virool, specializing in the so-called native advertising on the Internet, he founded in 2012 with a partner Vladimir Gurgovym, whom he met in San Francisco. Entrepreneurs managed to get into the prestigious incubator Y Combinator.

Now Virool asserting itself as one of "the world's biggest platform for promoting videos online, through which daily video watching more than 750 thousand. Man." Over the past year the company has grown more than doubled - now the number of its employees reaches 100 people (compared to four during the start of the project). Besides San Francisco Virool opened offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and St. Petersburg, he tells Debelov. Hit in the yardING Forbes he considers indication that the company is doing something right: "When you work for 14-16 hours a day for three and a half years, this recognition is pleasant."

Fighters for cybersecurity

Another Russian, entered in both lists Forbes - global and European - 29-year-old Ilya Sachkov, CEO of the company Group-IB, which is developing in the area of ​​cyber security, computer forensics, cyber-crime and fraud alerts.

Sachkov established Group-IB with other students Bauman - Dmitry Volkov and Igor Katkov - in 2003. Now Sachkov estimates it at about $ 100 million (the financial results of the group of companies he did not disclose).

In the spring of 2015 Group-IB and the Foundation for the development of Internet initiatives (FRII) signed an agreement on investment in the amount of 210 million rubles. But while FRII has not invested in the company. Now Group-IB is in the process of negotiations with the Fund and other investors, said net. Since its existence, his company opened more than 100 cybercrime in Russia and Europe, says the entrepreneur. In 2015, heand signed a cooperation agreement with Europol: the organization will share information to combat various forms of crime in the field of high technologies.

To get on the Forbes list for Sachkova, he said, was "a pleasant surprise". "Our headquarters are located in Russia, and without any policy, we find ourselves in this list, where not many people from Russia, and from the sphere of information security - we are the only" - he said RBC.

Stickers for Forbes

In the nomination "Industry» Forbes has included 28-year-old Dmitry Samoilovsky, who founded the company Tesla Amazing. This company produces stickers, which, thanks to a charged static polypropylene film technology stick to any surface without adhesive.

Tesla Amazing Samoilovsky created in February 2015, together with his cousin Alexei Bragin, who was not included in the Forbes list, as he turned 30 shortly before the publication of a rating. The idea belonged to Tesla Amazing names just Bragin. Himself Dmitry Samoilovsky is now 28 years old. The idea of ​​the production of stickers brothers developedand within a few years, together with his friends - engineers and materials experts from Finland. In 2015, young entrepreneurs have launched a fundraising campaign on a platform for collective financing Kickstarter, where over the last month raised $ 240 thousand.

Prior to working on his own project Samoilovsky was an employee of the company "Troika-Dialog" (Now Sberbank CIB), where he focused on servicing large private clients in asset management. By education Samoilovsky economist, he graduated from the Higher School of Economics.

Now Tesla Amazing developing the means, including the company's turnover - it sells stickers on five continents in more than 30 countries - the United States, Peru, Chile, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and others - through distributors.

Robots to help

In the category "Industry" also hit 24-year-old Oleg Kivokurtsev. He studied at the undergraduate Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNIPU) when pointed out that every fifth robotized vacuum cleaner in Europe. Kivokurtsev lit robotics and SuÅre together with two partners engaged in the creation of PNIPU snowthrower-robots. In 2013, at a conference, he met with the business angel and serial entrepreneur Alexei Yuzhakov. He advised budding entrepreneurs to pay attention to the segment of robotic assistants, who at that time had already gained popularity all over the world: such devices are able to answer the questions of people in public places, to present the goods, to collect customer information, etc. In the same year put into Yuzhakov created Kivokurtsevym and his friends company Promobot 200 thousand. Rub. and I found the first customers, which sold the first ten robotic assistants for the price of 300 thousand. rub.

Now the world "work" 94 robot assistant from Promobot, the company has orders for another 52 robot. At the end of last year Promobot signed a contract with Chinese firm to equip business center in Shanghai in the near future, five robots will go to China, he said in a conversation with Kivokurtsev RBC.

Promobot collects robots in Perm - a company leases an area of ​​200 square meters. m in the former paint factory. The organization is now pdriver run- ning 20 people. Contact the Forbes list will allow it to enter foreign markets, expects Kivokurtsev.