Key products. Games, mobile applications, maps, messengers, project management systems, devices
- Word of Tanks
The legendary game by the Belarusian company Wargaming enjoyed by players from all continents. One of the largest employers in the Belarusian IT sector. Read how their development process works.
The world-famous Viber was and is being developed in Minsk. In 2014, the company was acquired by a Japanese internet giant for $900M.
- Apps by Apalon
50+ products, 600M users. The company was acquired by the American IAC back in 2014. Yep, by the one with Tinder, Vimeo and hundreds of other brands.
The world’s most popular women’s health app with 100M+ downloads. Valuation: $230M.
Smart bracelets are made in Minsk. Google acquired the company in fall 2019.
- Zombie Farm
A popular game (one of) by Vizor Games studio. In August 2019, the mobile games giant Playrix invested in it; the latter is opening its office in Minsk, by the way.
Their Wialon monitoring system has 1.7M+ objects connections globally. It helps track vehicles, bulk carriers, tankers, oil rigs, melting ice cream, hospital patients and seeds.
- ID Finance
One of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies, according to the Financial Times. Its development office is located in Minsk. Employees of the company buy a stake in it through crowdfunding.
A Belarusian exchange enabling the trade in tokenized shares and indices. Was launched soon after Belarus became the world’s first country to fully regulate cryptocurrency-related matters.
Digital documents management service. Raised multi-million dollar investments, including from Microsoft, and boasts a special cultural code.
- Apps by Gismart
These guys make top music apps and games. Offices: Belarus, the UK. Here’s a story about the company’s flat structure.
According to Gartner, a visionary project management system. Ex-CEO Mikhail Dubakov is developing his own platform, Fibery.
- Fitness apps from Verv
75M downloads: the entire all-time audience of the сompany’s apps. Annual revenue: $30M. The team is about 100 people.
- Playtika gambling apps
An Israeli company with a development division in Belarus is the largest developer of social casinos. In 2016, the Chinese bought them for $4.4 billion.
An agronomic startup helping explore and compare fields and crops in Europe and the United States. ‘Another brilliant Belarusian case,’ Artemy Lebedev said about them.
- Wanna Kicks
AR sneakers try-on apps. Their technology is used by Lamoda and Iconic retailers.
The Minsk-based developers of the American company that used to be involved in making an autopilot and is now developing an advanced video recorder. Read the story about the relocation from Angarsk to Mapbox/Minsk.
- My cafe
A coffee shop simulator by Melsoft; the latter works in strategic partnership with Wargaming. 110 staff. The company’s products have a daily audience of 1 million people.
- Casual games by Playgendary
Their apps regularly make world’s top downloads rankings.
- HYPERVSN (by Kino-mo)
Their device enables 3D videos to appear floating in the air and being perceived as hi-resolution holograms. It was developed by Kiryl Chykeyuk and Artem Stavenka, two childhood friends from Brest. The company has offices both in Minsk and London.
- Cradle of Empires
A successful “three-in-a-row” game by Awem Games. It’s a rare case (but these things happen) when a developer is based not in the capital city of Minsk but in a regional (oblast) city. Awem’s HQ is in Mogilev.