Founded in July 2013, Expert360 is a global digital platform that provides businesses with access to the best and brightest independent consultants. Expert360 has unbundled traditional consulting and put it on a world-class platform giving companies access to high quality talent, flexibility in how they engage them, and at a price that delivers good value. It has grown to over 10,000 top consultants across the world. Clients include large corporates, investment firms, consulting firms, SMEs, entrepreneurs and freelance individuals who have discovered how to capitalise upon this rich talent pool.
The Chope Group is Asia’s premier online restaurant reservations provider. With a range of products to meet the varying needs of restaurateurs, Chope helps restaurants use online booking channels, improve yield, and keep better track of their clients’ preferences, all while helping diners discover and reserve or queue at the best and most popular restaurants through the Chope website and app. Through Chope, diners can make reservations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. With over 700 restaurants on the network and millions of diners seated, Chope is committed to making restaurant dining and discovery easier than ever before. Chope currently operates in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Bangkok.
Storyhunter is an online service marketplace to find, hire and manage on-demand media professionals in 180+ countries. The company provides its clients (media companies, agencies and brands) with a freelance management system to manage, pay for, track, and scale original video projects. For freelancers and production companies, Storyhunter offers an effective customer acquisition platform and therefore a way of monetizing skills and time as well as an instrument to streamline workflow, communication, and payments. Among the company’s clients are: CNN, Airbnb, Zillow, Discovery Digital, National Geographic, GoPro, New York Magazine and Al Jazeera+
Founded in 2006 by Egor Rudi and Sergey Kuznetsov, Profi.ru develops a total of seven online marketplaces in Russia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. These services allow users to find freelancers and professionals in the following categories: tutors, doctors, beauty masters, artists and musicians, handymen, personal trainers, driving instructors. The services are free for users and provide freelancers and professionals with a powerful online marketing tool. Profi.ru today unites over 200,000 private professionals.
ZenHotels is an online travel agency (OTA) focused on offering unparalleled hotel booking experience with a separate website, ostrovok.ru, specialized on Russian speaking consumers. The company was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneurs Serge Faguet and Kirill Makharinsky. Zenhotels offers its users a selection of more than 900,000 properties in 200 countries around the world. Zenhotels successfully competes with international OTA players as one of the leading hotel booking services. The company is backed by Frontier Ventures, Accel Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Peter Thiel/Founders Fund, Yuri Milner and many other notable investors.
ivi.ru Media Ltd owns and operates online video site ivi.ru, which is the market leader in the Russian online video market. Co-founded by Oleg Tumanov and Dmitry Alimov, the company launched Russia’s first online cinema ivi.ru in February 2010, offering licensed professional content (movies, TV series and programs, animation, and music videos). Currently,ivi.ru’s monthly audience is 45 million unique visitors with over 250 thousand paying subscribers by end of 2017.
In 2010, the Founder of Frontier Ventures Dmitry Alimov originated and executed a transaction, in which ru-Net Ltd invested in Biglion.ru, currently Russian market leader in the collective buying space. Dmitry played an active role in structuring the business and in raising further capital for growth. In 2017 Biglion.ru successfully merged its operations with the Russian branch of its largest global competitor, Groupon.com. As of today, the service is available in 50 Russian cities and has over 25 million users, who have purchased some 19 million coupons.
Albert is a financial advisor application that allows its users to plan their spending and to save money. Albert experts analyze consumers’ income and expenses using computer algorithms finding additional opportunities for saving and investment. Then the company offers optimized financial products and services. Albert experts analyze consumers’ income and expenses using computer algorithms finding additional opportunities for saving and investment. Then Albert creates an individual financial budget and a long-term financial plan notifying the client of unplanned spending, accruing additional income on account balances and providing the client with attractive investment offers and financial products.
Crater is a SaaS service for moving companies providing them with the tools to perform video surveys and completely manage the goods to be moved in one platform. This allows Crater’s clients to lower moving costs by an average of $200 per transaction. Crater already partners with the largest moving companies in the world including, Crown Relocation, Santa Fe, Pickfords. By the end of 2017 Crater has successfully performed over 35,000 surveys.
Founded in 2016, Frontier Car Group is a leading marketplace for sale of used cars in developing markets. It allows its users to quickly and remotely sell used cars to dealerships at competitive prices. The company has successfully brought an existing business model into new markets. Frontier Car Group has quickly grown and reached a gross merchandise volume of $100M by the end of 2017.