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Meet the Tech Companies and Entrepreneurs From Ukraine
The Org wanted to draw attention to the impact that Ukrainians have made in the tech community worldwide by highlighting some of the country’s most widely used technologies and growing startups.
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Ukraine’s tech industry has been one of the fastest-growing in the country. In fact, IT talent is the country’s second-largest export. As a result, it’s unsurprising that Ukraine is the home to some of the most well-known founders and tech companies in the world today.

As the war in Ukraine intensifies, The Org wanted to draw attention to the impact that Ukrainians have made in the tech community worldwide by highlighting some of the country’s most widely used technologies and growing startups.

The big players

GitLab

Dmitriy Zaporozhets co-founded GitLab, the open-source software project management tool, in 2011. He served as its CTO and later an engineering fellow at the company for 10 years before stepping down. Zaporozhets is still based in Ukraine and has publicly denounced Russia’s invasion of his home country.

WhatsApp

One of the most well-known companies founded by a Ukrainian entrepreneur is WhatsApp. The instant messenger application that is now being used by over 2 billion people worldwide was founded by Jan Koum, who was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine.

PayPal

Max Levchin is one of the founders of well-known payment giant, PayPal. After selling the company to eBay in 2002, Levin co-founded Affirm, a fintech company that helps its users pay in installments. The company went public on January 12 last year and is currently valued at over $24 billion.

Grammarly

Grammarly was born to Ukrainian-Americans Max Lytvyn and Alex Shevchenko in 2009. The application uses AI technology to help its users review their writing style and correct grammar and punctuation. The company has publicly announced that it will donate $5 million to funds and organizations in support of Ukraine and has suspended services in Russia and Belarus.

Revolut

Revolut, a financial superapp that offers money transfers worldwide, was founded by British-Ukrainian Vlad Yatsenko and Russian-born Nikolay Storonsky. Storonsky made a public announcement on the company’s website denouncing the war and made a commitment that every donation to Red Cross Ukraine will be matched by Revolut.

People.ai

Unicorn enterprise revenue company People.ai has a valuation of $1.1 billion, and was founded by Ukrainian-born Oleg Rogynskyy. Rogynskyy has commended President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for stepping up as a leader in midst of a crisis and shared his distraught during unpredictable times.

“Today, I cried. I cried when my childhood friend, a doctor & entrepreneur, and now a combat medic in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, sent me a selfie from the front lines in Eastern Ukraine. He was smiling in the picture but then he wrote “don’t forget about me. And please find and take care of my daughter once this is over,” Rogynskyy wrote in a post on LinkedIn.

Companies headquartered in Ukraine

The Org has compiled a comprehensive list of 50 companies and organizations that are headquartered in Ukraine according to our database. You can find information about them below.

Note this list is meant for informational purposes only.

Company nameTop position name(s)Top position role(s)
UdriveDmitriy Novitskiy and Dmitriy PustovalovCo-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
MatcHRAdriaan KolffCo-Founder and CEO
8LabAlena FesenkoFounder and CEO
ELEKSAndriy KrupaCEO
Sigma Software GroupValery KrasovskyCo-founder and CEO
Точка опори ЮАTymur LevchukExecutive director
KernelYevgen OsypovCEO
Donetsk National Technical UniversityLyashok Yaroslav AlexandrovichRector
Arricano Real EstateAnna ChubotinaCEO
Andersen LabAlexandr KhomichCo-Founder and CEO
FEDViktor Vasylovych PopovChairman of the Board
Blackthorn VisionMykhaylo TerentyakFounder and CEO
Ocean.ioMichael HeibergCEO, Founder and Board Member
Creative QuarterRoman KhmilCEO
AURUM Law FirmPavel BatishchevManaging Partner
TrinetixSasha StrozheminCEO
IntelliasVitaly Sedler and Michael PuzrakovCEO and COO
CIENCEJohn GirardCEO
HighCastlePhilip MillarCEO
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National UniversityTetyana KaganovskaPresident
MHPYuriy KosyukCEO
Infopulse Ukraine, Ltd.Andrey AnissimovCo-Founder and CEO
SoftServe Business SystemsStanislav ShaydarovCEO
ApikoMykola StriletskyiCo-Founder and CEO
JEVERAAnna TyschenkoCEO
Quarter PartnersAndriy Semenov, Dmytro Martynenko and Serhii SvystunovManaging Partner(s)
RPC RadiyIevgenii BakhmachChairman
CiklumKulraj SmaghCEO
RocketAleksey YukhymchukCo-Founder and General Manager
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of UkraineYuliia SvyrydenkoFirst Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economy of Ukraine
AgrotonIurii ZhuravlovCEO
SocialTechMax ShtepaCo-founder and CEO
Cloud9 SolutionsAndrewCEO
DevelopexOleksandr LymarFounder, Projects Manager and Director
SmartlandsIlia ObraztcovCEO
FRESHCODEVladyslavCo-Founder and Managing Partner
Ovostar UnionBorys BielikovCEO
XPLAIAndrew KarpetsManaging Director
BSG Nik TurchinCEO
Mindy SupportMartin EllingManaging Partner
DMarketVlad PanchenkoFounder and CEO
Dreamscape NetworksMark EvansCEO
Frag LabMax DembickCEO and Co-Founder
You are launchedMax Kuznetsov and Ivan FortunaFounders
JoobleRoman ProkofyevCEO and Founder
CyberCraftEugene SafronovCEO and Founder
ALBO GroupAlex BolotovPresident and CEO
Adloonix Vlad SapozhnykovFounder and CEO
UklonDmitry DubrovskyiCEO and co-Founder
YalantisAlexander KholodovCEO
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