Support International Companies with Ukrainian Roots

Ukrainian Business

Before russia’s invasion of Ukraine, businesses that were created in Ukraine and successfully perform on the international level were not discussed very often. Many of them are very well-known outside of Eastern Europe. In current turbulent times, each of these companies supports our country’s struggle for independence and freedom.

Let’s look at those, who are standing with Ukraine.

Ahrefs

Website: https://ahrefs.com/

Founded: 2010

Founder: Dmytro Gerasymenko

Ahrefs — a tool for SEO professionals that allows one to monitor the health index of the website, the number and quality of backlinks as well as the number and quality of keywords. In addition, the tool helps to research the competitors’ websites promotion and select the necessary keys for organic search engine promotion.

Total Funding Amount: n\a

Ajax Systems

Website: https://ajax.systems/

Founded: 2011

Co-founder: Oleksandr Konotopskyi

Ajax Systems — manufacturer of wireless and wired security systems. Ajax — a wireless security system consisting of devices for protection against robbery, fire, and flooding — is the most popular and well-known product among the entire product line of the company. The company’s products are sold in more than 120 countries and have 1 million users. Ajax Systems is headquartered in Kyiv.

Awards:

  • Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year by IFSEC (2017)
  • Best innovative Product by MIPS Securika (2017)
  • Intruder Alarm Product of the Year by PSI Premier Awards (2020)
  • The best security system in Ukraine (2021)

Total Funding Amount: $11M

AXDRAFT

Website: https://axdraft.com

Founded: 2017

Founders: Oleg Zaremba, Yurii Zaremba

AXDRAFT — a contract management platform that significantly simplified the routines of legal specialists. All-in-one solution that automates enterprise legal processes.

Awards:

  • Document Management Platform of the Year (2020)

Total Funding Amount: $1.4M

Delfast

Website: https://eu.delfastbikes.com/

Founded: 2014

Founders: Daniel Tonkopiy, Sergiy Dovgopolyy, Sergiy Denysenko

Delfast — electric bicycle manufacturer. Their product was included in the Guinness Book of World Records as an electric bicycle capable of traveling a distance of 230 miles (or 370 km) on a single charge. In addition, delivery service using Delfast electric bicycles is recognized as the fastest in Kyiv: delivery throughout the city takes up to an hour. The first funds to launch the project were raised on the Kickstarter platform.

Awards:

  • World Guinness Record (2017)

Total Funding Amount: $4.2M

Depositphotos

Website: https://depositphotos.com/

Founded: 2009

Founders: Dmytro Sergeev

Depositphotos — content marketplace with more than 200 million files: royalty-free stock photos, vector images, videoclips, etc. The marketplace community consists of 100,000 authors.

Total Funding Amount: $8M

DressX

Website: https://dressx.com/

Founded: 2020

Founders: Daria Shapovalova, Natalia Modenova

DressX — a mobile app that allows one to buy digital clothing created by brands and 3D designers. Digital clothing can be used by users in photos and videos. The application is supported by many digital platforms.

Total Funding Amount: $3.3M

Dmarket

Website: https://dmarket.com/

Founded: 2017

Founders: Olexandr Kokhanovskyy, Tamara Slanova, Vlad Panchenko

Dmarket — cross-chain marketplace for NFT and virtual items trading. One of the world’s largest trading platforms for NFT. DMarket technology is used for creating meta-universes, brands, influencers, video games, etc.

Total Funding Amount: $26.2M

Gitlab

Website: https://about.gitlab.com/

Founded: 2014

Co-founder: Dmytro Zaporozhets

Gitlab — a system that offers features similar to GitHub but with a number of additional benefits. Thus, users of this code repository management system for Git have their own repositories for free subscribers, a bug tracking system, their own wiki, and it also allows you to deploy the system on third-party services.

Awards:

  • Best Engineering Team (2021);
  • Best Company Work-Life Balance (2020);
  • Best Company Perks & Benefits (2020);
  • Best Company Compensation (2020);
  • Best Company Happiness (2020);
  • Best Professional Development (2020);
  • Best Leadership Teams (2020);
  • Best CEOs for Diversity (2020);

Total Funding Amount: $413.5M

Grammarly

Website: https://www.grammarly.com/

Founded: 2009

Founders: Alex Shevchenko, Dmytro Lider, Max Lytvyn

Grammarly — AI algorithms-based English spelling and grammar checker. The web app and extensions allow you to find mistakes and typos as well as help to make the text clear and readable. Many features are available to users for free. On average, the service is used by about 30 million users.

Awards:

  • Best Company Culture (2021);
  • Best Company for Women (2021);
  • Best Company for Diversity (2021)
  • Best Compensation and Best Company Happiness in Q3 (2021);
  • Best CEOs for Diversity, Best Company Leadership, and Best Company Career Growth in Q2 (2021);
  • Best Company Outlook, Best Product & Design Teams, and Best Places To Work in the Bay Area in Q1 (2021).

Total Funding Amount: $400M

MacPaw

Website: https://macpaw.com/

Founded: 2008

Founders: Oleksandr Kosovan

MacPaw — iOS and macOS software development company. CleanMyMac, Setapp, Gemini Photos are MacPaw’s most famous products. The company’s products are used by more than 30 million users.

Awards:

  • Outstanding Product Design of the Red Dot Award for Gemini 2 app (2017)
  • Consumer Product of the Year for Setapp on Product Hunt (2017)

Total Funding Amount: n\a

Petcube

Website: https://petcube.com/

Founded: 2012

Founders: Yaroslav Azhnyuk

Petcube — hardware solution with a smart camera that allows pet owners to watch, play, and feed their furry friends. The word about this product first spread in 2013 when the project raised $ 251,000 instead of the declared $100,000 on Kickstarter. Today Petcube is not a startup anymore; it is a successful business.

Awards:

  • Red Dot Awards in Product Design for Petcube Cam (2021), Petcube Bites 2 (2020), Petcube Play 2 (2020), Petcube Bites (2018)

Total Funding Amount: $14.1M

People.ai

Website: https://people.ai/

Founded: 2016

Founders: Oleg Rogynskyy

People.ai — an all-round platform for marketing and sales management for B2B business.

Awards:

  • Best Company Happiness (2021)
  • Best Company Compensation (2021)

Total Funding Amount: $200M

Preply

Website: https://preply.com/

Founded: 2012

Founders: Dmytro Voloshyn, Kirill Bigai

Preply — mobile and web solutions for finding foreign language teachers. As of 2022, Preply has more than 140,000 teachers from 203 countries teaching 50 languages.

Awards:

  • The Revenue Hack of 2020 by Ukrainian Startup Awards (2020)

Total Funding Amount: $50.6M

Propertymate

Website: https://propertymate.ai/

Founded: 2018

Founders: Dan Hnatkovskyy

Propertymate — a platform for finding, comparing, and buying new houses. Buyers, real estate agents, and constructors are found and selected on the basis of large data sets and with the help of data science.

Total Funding Amount: $1.1M

Readdle

Website: https://readdle.com/

Founded: 2007

Founders: Andrian Budantsov, Igor Zhadanov

Readdle — mobile application development company. Readdle’s apps — Spark, Documents, Scanner Pro, PDF Expert and Calendars 5 — improve iOS performance.

Awards:

  • Calendars by Readdle won Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design (2021)

Total Funding Amount: n\a

Reface

Website: https://hey.reface.ai/

Founded: 2018

Founders: Den Dmitrenko, Dima Shvets, Ivan Altsybieiev, Kyrylo Syhyda, Oles Petriv, Roman Mogylnyi, Yaroslav Boiko

Reface — an extremely popular mobile application that allows one to create personalized video content using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

Total Funding Amount: $5.5M

Restream

Website: https://restream.io/

Founded: 2014

Founders: Alexander Khuda, Andrew Surzhynskyi

Restream — multi-streaming solution that allows one to analyze and interact with online viewers on different platforms. The product is supported in more than 30 social networks.

Total Funding Amount: $53.4M

 

This list is in no way comprehensive — we believe that there are many more amazing startups and companies with Ukrainian roots. That is why we are ready to review this list and add more relevant information about Ukrainian technology businesses that occupy their niches in the world economy.

And don’t forget to support companies that help Ukraine defend peace in Europe!

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