GetTaxi is a simple and instant way to order taxis with one click of a button from a smartphone.

GetTaxi is a taxi aggregator service that allows iOS-, Blackberry-, Symbian- and Android-based smartphone users as well as businesses to book a taxi.

GetTaxi system automatically finds the taxi closest to the user’s location, thus reducing the waiting time to 10-15 minutes. GetTaxi users have access to driver and vehicle information and real-time views of taxis they order. Users can rank drivers, view their previous ride details, and even earn miles points toward free rides and other bonuses. GetTaxi is already operational in the largest cities in Israel, in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg and New York. The company plans to launch its service in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

The Company was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Shahar Waiser and has received to date over US$42MM of venture funding from Access Media L.P., Kreos Capital and InVenture Partners.

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Fogg is an Internet access solution that enables borderless connectivity for any device and all operating systems.

Fogg offers borderless connectivity, for any device and any environment. Fogg delivers mobile broadband on a global basis – across countries, operators and technology. Fogg offers an end-to-end solution for SIM enabled devices – from tablets and cameras to M2M applications. The Fogg SIM card is OS/UI/UX agnostic and can integrate with any client environment – across Android, IOS, and Win8. Foggs core business is end-to-end aggregation of data capacity and provisioning of 3G/LTE data connectivity. Foggs network asset is very versatile and has been designed to, with flexibility and in a scalable and cost-efficient manner, serve multiple customers enabling a variety of business models. Today Fogg is present with network agreements in 15 countries and are expanding their coverage continuously.

The Company was founded in July 2010 by Carl-Magnus Stenberg, the former CEO of Tele2 Russia, Russia’s fourth largest mobile operator with over 20 million subscribers and has announced a 4 million of venture funding.

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OnlineTours is an online tourist agency selling packaged tourist tours via its website.

OnlineTours is online tourist agency focused on selling packaged tours. Due to integration with 90% of tour operators the Company offers its clients the best prices for the most popular travel destinations.
OnlineTours website has over 100 thousand unique visitors monthly now, operating on a fast developing online travel market, and has a huge potential to build the leading online travel brand in Russia.

The Company was founded in 2010 and has received to date over US$2MM of venture funding.

OnlineTours website

Moneymatika is an aggregator for a number of financial and insurance products, providing an easy way to compare, select and purchase banking, insurance and mobile connectivity services.

Moneymatika is the only service in Russia which aggregates offers from different providers in three key areas – banking, insurance and mobile connectivity. Moneymatika provides Russian users with a unique opportunity to compare all products at one place by key criteria. Its easy-to-use calculators guarantee the customers precise estimates for prices and detailed breakdown on applicable fees, making the choice of services simple and convenient.

Moneymatika puts together the products of 50 largest Russian banks, allowing to track interest rates, commissions, insurance fees and other costs. The list of its partners includes Sberbank, VTB24, Raiffeisenbank, Bank Home Credit, Deltacredit, Tinkoff and others. The service also helps to calculate the precise price and buy insurance products from top-10 Russian companies (Renaissance, Ingosstrakh, Alfastrakhovanie, Uralsib, Rosgosstrakh and others).

The Company was founded in 2010 and has received to date over US$1MM of venture funding.

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GetGoing - software solutions for travel management companies.

GetGoing offers frontend/middleware software solutions for travel management companies focusing on all major verticals, including hotels, air tickets and car rentals.

The Company was founded in 2011 and graduated from Y-Combinator in 2012. To date GetGoing has received around US$8MM of venture funding.

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Smarfin is a simple and convenient way to accept banking cards using a smartphone.

Smartfin develops mobile point of sale (POS) solution that allows smartphone users to accept banking cards. Smartfin provides users with a special reader that could be connected to iPhones or Android-based devices via audio jack. Reader allows users to quickly process banking card transactions at a flat fee of 2.70% charged on every transaction. Smartfin puts security at the heart of its business and provides its customers with an encrypted type of reader that allows for a maximum level of security. There are no monthly fees, set-up costs or any other hidden costs.

The project was started in November 2011 by Nikolay Zhmurenko, former CFO of Svyaznoy and Synterra and Yury Vladimirov, former CFO of Inoventica Group and has received to date over US$1.6MM of venture funding.

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Netology is an online education center offering courses in e-commerce, internet business and web development.

The core product built by Netology is an online platform with interactive courses designed in line with demands of advanced internet users. Each course offers a combination of video lectures and tests with game elements. This structure helps to keep students’ attention and independently track the progress of each student.

Netology’s business is based on subscription model. Users can gain the access to all available courses under one subscription. Currently the platform offers over 30 courses which have already been completed by over 3 thousand users.

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CrowdSystems - the developer of retail analytics tools based on crowdsourcing techniques.

CrowdSystems provides retail companies and brands with retail audit and consumer research tools, which use crowdsourcing methods to collect the data. Any smartphone user can join its TopMission platform, start to perform simple tasks and get paid by retail companies. Tasks could vary from inspecting merchandising activities to evaluating the ad campaigns or assessing the quality of store personnel.

TopMission allows clients not only to control the investment in sales promotion, but also to adjust activities according to changing conditions. The platform was developed in 2013 and currently works with Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle, Svyaznoy, RedBull and other FMCG brands.

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Russian Group of Companies “Gill Business Systems” (brand Gillbus) develops inventory distribution system for passenger bus transportation carriers and online ticket sales.

The group consists of highly specialized companies which together create the GillBus infrastructure platform, including:

“GillBus-IDS”, the inventory-distribution system for carriers, which allows fordatabase management and the sale of electronic tickets for intercity bus, railroad and air passenger travel. The clients are able to manage their tickets inventory dynamically, to control the tariffs and to utilize extra online and offline ticket distribution channels.

«GillBus-GDS», the system for distribution, booking and sales of bus tickets from own and third-party inventory systems. Bus stations and ticket offices connected to GillBus system are able to sell tickets for return, connecting and complex routes, as well as tickets of carriers from other regions.

«GillBus-AVIA”, the software platform for charter airlines based on inventory distribution system with additional functionality of keeping record of passengers on the flight. The system has been developed from 2012 starting from successful integration with Khors Ukranian airlines, which carries over 500 thousand passengers a year. Currently the system works with eight airlines.

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