The future is already here: who will create the new Russian economy

In the ten-year anniversary issue of the magazine RBC, the editors chose 20 characters, which Russia is building business, based on the latest trends and technologies. This is the most outstanding businessmen working in non-oil areas that are already growing throughout the world or begin to grow in the near future.

The heroes of our ranking are not similar to each other: they have different status, different biographies and financial position. Among them are the successful businessmen, hired managers and inventors. They share one thing: they’re not just trying to make money, and look to the future, create the future, not afraid to take a risk by investing time and resources into advanced, and often not a very developed industry and space.

Sergey Belousov
Acronis

The transition to the cloud

Figure 573% the company’s revenue growth from sales of cloud products in Russia in the first half of 2015.

A company Cloud storage company Acronis is available in Russia since 2011, but still much more popular with foreign users this company with international office in Singapore. Assessment of Acronis, the “clouds” to store backups in Russia is only 5% of users, whereas in the US, Canada, UK, Japan, this figure reaches 30%. But in 2015, the popularity of these services in the country rose sharply. However, in General, the products of the company until claimed mainly abroad: approximately 75% of core revenues came from America and Europe, while Russia accounts for only about 3% of sales, Belousov told “Vedomosti” in the spring of 2015.

The trend According to the report of Cisco Global Cloud Index, published in late 2015 by the end of 2019 global cloud traffic will increase four times from 2.1 to 8.6 ZB ZB (zettabytes), surpassing the rate of growth of traffic of data centers, which for this time will triple. Assessment Cisco Systems, in 2019, 86% of the global traffic of data centers will be available for cloud platforms. “In the next five years cloud traffic will grow annually in all regions by more than 30%”, said Vice-President Cisco Systems marketing solutions for service providers, Doug Webster.

Catherine Berezi
The Company “Actually”

Available exoskeletons

Figure 30 exoskeletons the company “Actually” plans to sell in 2016, 100-150 in 2017.

The company “Actually” already conducted clinical trials and certification for their exoskeletons, now collects pre-orders and obtains a registration certificate from Roszdravnadzor. If the Agency will not have comments, sales can already begin in a month or two, said RBC Ekaterina Bereziy in April of this year. According to her, applications for the purchase of “Actualeta have already submitted the 38 health centers and more than two dozen private patients. Build pre-production to the instances happens in the laboratory “SKOLKOVO”, but after obtaining the registration certificate the company plans to lease industrial production.

Trend the Global market for exoskeletons is still in a very early stage, although their development is already engaged in a number of major companies, Ekso Bionics, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Panasonic, Honda, Daewoo, etc. all over the world are developing in two main directions: exoskeletons for paralyzed individuals and individuals with disabilities, as well as for the needs of industry, agriculture and army. A large number of available models may be on the market in the near future, which will increase its size literally by orders of magnitude.

Pavel Durov
Telegram

Encryption of communication

Figure 15 billion messages a day sent to the user Telegram, said Pavel Durov in February 2016.

The company In February Telegram stated that his messenger uses 100 million active users per month. This level of service has reached 2.5 years after inception. But even more Durov was proud of encryption Protocol of data transmission. “Our secret chats with the ability to self-destruct messaging became a hit, especially after the revelations of Edward Snowden”, he said. Soon after about full encryption of messages and calls announced WhatsApp, the largest messaging app with more than 1 billion users.

Trend Spring 2015 the Council on human rights the UN held a meeting to discuss encryption and anonymizing tools online.

“Anonymity and encryption ensure the privacy and security necessary for the implementation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age”, says the report’s author, David Kay. At the meeting it was discussed that the possibility of encryption of personal data should be regarded as part of human rights, and anonymity means we should recognize the necessary. The report’s authors also believe that governments should not prohibit such tools as system proxy Tor.

Nikolay Zhmurenko
2can & iBox

FINTECH

Figure 40-50% of the turnover of the market of mobile acquiring in Russia was taken by the company 2can after the merger with its rival iBox in 2015.

Company Mobile acquiring service of Bank cards, where the POS terminal together form a working cell phone and its connected memory card reader. The Russian market of mobile acquiring is still relatively small, but it grows very quickly: Firrma edition with reference to sources in the company wrote that the company’s turnover 2can & iBox in 2015 has increased by more than 2.5 times, to 3.4 billion rubles.

Maxim Zhurilo
I Love Running Family

Active lifestyle

Figure 33 cities work school I Love Running Family.

The company is a Collection of projects I Love school running, swimming, cross-country skiing, Cycling and more recently triathlon for adults. The basis of the business model I Love is a short training to the intended target: for example, preparation for the half marathon (21.1 km) from scratch in seven weeks, and to swim the 500 metres four. If you do not take into account network clubs, the project Maxim Zhurilo, Vladimir and Irina Paskonov Moskovkina perhaps not the massive business in the growing popularity of an active lifestyle.

Trend the Number of participants from Russia at the international marathons only for 2009-2014 has increased, according RunRepeat, 300% is the highest in the world (a global increase of 13.25%). Of interest not only to running but to other sports is growing in Russia like an avalanche. And if in Moscow the market may be approaching saturation, then to many regions of the bum had not even sunk.

Evgenia Zavalishina
Yandex Data Factory (YDF)

Data mining

The figure of 13.7 million rubles the cost of the contract with the savings Bank for which the YDF was the only consultant on big data.

The company “Yandex” has launched a division to work with large volumes of data in December 2014. The company decided to use its expertise for the classification and processing of large volumes of information, data Analytics and machine learning to provide these services to third parties. For 2015 clients of steel YDF of the European organization for nuclear research (CERN), VimpelCom, Opera, Intel, AstraZeneca. Founder of “Yandex” Arkady Volozh said that big data has brought the company the “second billion” (revenues in dollar terms).

The trend From 2014 to 2019 big data market will grow at an average annual rate of 23%, IDC analysts predict. The fastest-growing areas in this field and the investment banking business (compound annual growth rate 26%) and media (25%.

Valeriy Ilyinskiy
“Genotek”

Analysis of the genome

Figure 425 thousand rubles worth full decoding of the genome in the “Genotek”. 14 999 RUB is, for example, diagnostics package, which allows to reveal predisposition to diseases.

The company “Genotek” in 2010 Ilyinsky founded together with two other MSU graduates Artem Elmuratov and Kirill Petrenko. In addition to her accounting services are offered, for example, of “Geoanalitica”, “Genomed”, “Atlas”, Gentis. Genome analyzers that they use are very similar, the difference is in the interpretation of the data.

The trend of the Human genome was sequenced in 1997, several years later, DNA diagnostics has become available in the form of consumer tests. Currently, DNA testing allows to identify, for example, hereditary diseases in unborn children, to identify infectious diseases and cancer, genetic risk factors, to test the tolerability of drugs and even develop customized therapies.

Eugene Kaspersky
“Kaspersky Lab”

Cybersecurity

The figure of $619 million $ revenue in 2015, which is 9% lower than a year earlier.

The company Eugene Kaspersky is sure that every year the number of threats to users and businesses getting bigger: the defense is now in need of not only computers but also mobile devices, industrial systems, and in the future, televisions and cars. Now on sale solutions for critical infrastructure protection at Kaspersky Lab. accounts for 0% of revenue, but the company believes this is a promising direction.

The trend According to PwC, in 2015 the number of detected incidents in the field of information security has increased by 38%, and the budget of the companies for provision of this security world average is 24%, in Russia 35%. The development of cloud and mobile technologies and “Internet of things” will inevitably increase the number of such incidents, experts predict. Assessment of Lloyd’s, the damage companies in the world from cyber-attacks is now about $400 billion a year.

Mark Kurtser
Group of companies “Mother and child”

A reproduction of the person

Figure 5535 births took place in clinics, GK of “Mother and child” in 2015.

Company “Mother and child” (MDMG), Russia’s largest private network of medical institutions specializing in childbirth, women’s and children’s health. At the end of the first quarter of 2016, the group consisted of 30 medical institutions from Moscow to Barnaul: four inpatient and 26 outpatient clinics. And kurtzer says that he would like to work in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk.

The trend In the number of hospitals with MDMG can match only one private player “meds”, but the number of beds and revenues of her above. MDMG in the report for 2015 indicates that the Russian medical market is five times the growth potential. And in the segment of childbirth, women’s and children’s health additional growth drivers will be the increasing numbers and aging of the population (and, hence, an increase in the average age of women giving birth).

Artem Kukharenko
N-Tech.Lab

Face detection

Figure 73.3% of persons from a database of 1 million photos recognized technology N-Tech.Lab at the international competition MegaFace The Benchmark organized by the University of Washington.

Company Main development of N-Tech.Lab system FaceN: thanks to special technology, based on artificial neural network algorithm is able to identify in the image the distinctive features of the human face”. N-Tech.Lab has become one of the winners MegaFace The Benchmark, leaving behind the development of FaceNet from Google. In February FaceN formed the basis of the first in the world of Dating apps, based on technology of facial recognition tied to a profile in “Vkontakte”, FindFace.

The trend In may 2016 Artem Kukharenko and Alexander Kabakov presented his product at the conference organized by the Office of technology of the United States. In their view, technology can be useful in tracing criminals through social networks and missing people using recording surveillance cameras.

Alexander Lutsenko
The Sodrugestvo Group

The food shortages

Figure 20 countries are 30 companies belonging to the group “Sodruzhestvo”.

The company “Sodruzhestvo” Russia’s only agricultural company on a truly international scale of the business: she has a extraction plant and logistics infrastructure in Brazil, river terminals in Paraguay and even plant for the production of fishmeal and fish oil in Senegal. The group is expanding in overseas markets: only for 2015-2016 “Commonwealth” created “daughter” to shop for soy in Turkey and a joint venture for the management network of river port terminals in Paraguay.

The trend of the Global demand for food will grow not only because of increased population but also due to the increase in caloric intake. The UN expects that by 2024, the average diet of the inhabitants of the Earth will become a high-calorie by 6%.

Dmitry Morozov
Biocad

Biotechnology

Figure 40 drugs, including biotech, is at different stages of development and testing at Biocad.

The company is Now in the portfolio Biocad 27 drugs, five of which are original. 2018 Biocad expects to bring to market two or three original drug annually. Most innovative drug companies the so-called next-in-class, that is based on molecules, whose operation has been studied. But we are always willing to the market is called among the most advanced pharmaceutical companies in Russia, it has the largest portfolio of drugs in development and in various stages of clinical trials.

The trend In terms of investment and in the development of drugs and in the companies of the Russian sector of biotechnological drugs is lagging behind the U.S. by several orders of magnitude. In Russia there are several companies involved in the development of the original biotechnological drugs: the “R-Pharm, Generium”, “Novamedica”, “Polisan”.

Vadim Moshkovich
Rusagro

Turn to the East

The figure of 60 billion rubles to invest “Rusagro” in the agricultural cluster in Primorye.

The company “Rusagro” the first of the Federal food players decided to develop business in the far East. It grows in Primorye grains and oilseeds in 2015 sent several shipments of corn to Japan. In the coming months Rusagro started to build a pig farm, which will produce 1.5 times more pork than a pig released group in Tambov and Belgorod in 2015. The main markets for products of the seaside cluster should be China, Japan and South Korea.

Trend the Proportion of hunger and malnutrition among residents of the Asia-Pacific region have decreased over the past decade at times, but in 2013 there is still malnourished 530 million people. In the diet of those whose incomes are rising, in 20 years the consumption of meat and fish there is already increased from 15 to 26 g per person per day, according to UN data. China’s consumption of pork is the second market in the world.

Boris Musicians’
Iponweb

New advertising

Figure lasts 100-200 milliseconds of the auction, working on technology real-time bidding.

Company musicians ‘ Boris was a key figure in the global online advertising market. Founded Iponweb develops algorithms for real-time bidding (RTB), advertising auction real time, and is one of the world leaders in this field. Sales office Iponweb is located in London, and engineering center in Moscow.

The trend According to the forecast of eMarketer, in 2016 the market volume of programmatic advertising in the United States will be $22.1 billion a 39.7% more than the year before. The main driver of growth in this market remains mobile advertising: in 2016 the share of advertising on mobile devices will have 69% of all money spent using the technologies of programmatic buying. EMarketer analysts believe that in the current year with the use of these technologies will be sold more than half of all online advertising in the United States.

Vladimir Polyakov
“The crystal”

The globalization of business

Figure 30% of the world market sapphire wafers (substrates) expects to hold in 2016, “the crystal”.

Company the Stavropol factory “single crystal” a rare example of a Russian company that not just was ready for a new technological revolution, and prepared the best in the world. The plant is the largest producer of sapphire wafers used for the production of LEDs used in lamps lighting, monitors, televisions, smart phones, etc.

The trend is a Sharp rise of sapphire wafers market in 2010-2011, due to the emergence of televisions based on LEDs, was replaced by an almost equally sharp fall as a result of appearing on the market a huge number of new players. But now the market may reach a new stage at least it is counting on “the crystal” and all of his rivals.

Alexander Ostrovsky
3D Bioprinting Solutions

Medical 3D printing

The figure of 15 years is required for the development and implementation of technologies of printing human organs, said after the successful transplant surgery of the thyroid gland printed mouse Executive Director, biomedical cluster, SKOLKOVO Kirill Kaem.

The company In early 2016, the company Bioprintins 3D Solutions, partner and investor of which is the network of medical laboratories “Invitro”, announced that for the first time in the world could print on a 3D printer thyroid mouse and transplanted it to an animal. The body was printed on the printer FABION the first, according to the company, the 3D bio-printer of the Russian production.

The trend of using 3D printers has created and models of jet engine parts, and houses and prosthetic arms. One of the main scientific challenges in 3D printing learn to print the “live” organs that could be transplanted to a human, e.g., skin or bone.

Maxim Spiridonov
“Netology-group”

New education

Figure 11 thousand students from 479 cities of Russia and CIS countries were trained in the “Etologii” at the beginning of 2015.

Company Projects “Netology” (teaching online specialties) and “Foxford” (teaching school) until the fall of 2014 have evolved separately. United in Netology-group”, they raised $1.1 million from the venture Fund InVenture Partners, which was already a investor of Netalogue”, entered the project in April 2014 (the size of the investment was not disclosed, it was reported that transaction the company was valued at $5.6 million). In 2015 “netology-group” conducted its third round of investment and has attracted another $2.1 million.

Trend the Global market for online education is booming: according to the company Docebo, especially rapidly it is growing in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa an average of more than 15% per year. The largest market in monetary terms remains North America, which are rapidly catching up with Asia.

Arkady Stolpner
DTC IIBS

Advanced medicine

Figure 567 thousand persons in Russia in 2014 for the first time was set the diagnose of “malignant neoplasm”, but only on the account are worth, according to Rosstat, 3.3 million people with cancer.

Company In 2017 Stolpner plans to open Russia’s first center of proton beam therapy: it is now in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg ends the construction and is preparing the installation of the cyclotron the “heart” of the future center. This therapy is one of the most modern and technologically advanced methods of cancer treatment: it is used when it is necessary to irradiate deep-seated or located near critical organs of the tumor.

Trend Neoplasms take the second place among causes of death in Russia, almost 42% of the cases found on the 3rd and 4th stages. Even more simple than the proton, radiation therapy is delivered only 37% of the 320 thousand needy patients.

Anton Cherepennikov
ESforce Holding

E-sports as a spectacle

The figure of 5 thousand square meters the area of the eSports arena, which will open ESforce in Moscow in October of 2016: the site cost more than $5 million could be the largest not only in Russia but also in the world.

The company ESforce is one of the largest eSports organizations in the world. It owns over 180 online resources with the audience of about 40 million unique users per year: together they provide coverage of 80% of the audience for eSports broadcasts in Russia and the CIS. In the fall of 2015 USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov and partners invested in the development of the company about $100 million.

The trend In 2015 the market volume of e-sports was $612 million, and the total amount of the prize Fund exceeded $40. The number of fans of computer events has exceeded 130 million people, though by the end of 2013 the audience of the tournaments was 70 million people, reported by SuperData Research.

Sergei Yushchenko
Yoo!Mart

The Development Of Africa

Figure 5% of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Accra (capital of Ghana) make purchases in supermarkets, the rest in open markets and small shops.

Company investment Company Volta Capital Partners, headed by the former General Director “Tapes” Sergey Yushchenko, took up the development of Africa: under the Yoo brand!Mart team of former top managers “Tape” here is building a network of hypermarkets. This year Yoo!Mart opened a second store in Accra.

The trend In Africa lives more than 1 billion people, but their income is very uneven: at purchasing power parity Africa sub-Saharan Africa the poorest region of the world. EY with reference to the Oxford Economics indicates that the total purchasing power of Africans by 2030, more than double. Russian business in Africa is presented in the first state and the resource companies.

Sergey Belousov
Acronis

The transition to the cloud

Figure 573% the company’s revenue growth from sales of cloud products in Russia in the first half of 2015.

A company Cloud storage company Acronis is available in Russia since 2011, but still much more popular with foreign users this company with international office in Singapore. Assessment of Acronis, the “clouds” to store backups in Russia is only 5% of users, whereas in the US, Canada, UK, Japan, this figure reaches 30%. But in 2015, the popularity of these services in the country rose sharply. However, in General, the products of the company until claimed mainly abroad: approximately 75% of core revenues came from America and Europe, while Russia accounts for only about 3% of sales, Belousov told “Vedomosti” in the spring of 2015.

The trend According to the report of Cisco Global Cloud Index, published in late 2015 by the end of 2019 global cloud traffic will increase four times from 2.1 to 8.6 ZB ZB (zettabytes), surpassing the rate of growth of traffic of data centers, which for this time will triple. Assessment Cisco Systems, in 2019, 86% of the global traffic of data centers will be available for cloud platforms. “In the next five years cloud traffic will grow annually in all regions by more than 30%”, said Vice-President Cisco Systems marketing solutions for service providers, Doug Webster.