Moscow Startup Mixer

September 22, 2012, 14:00 meeting

On September 22nd, Digital October organized the Moscow Startup Mixer — a networking session for selected startups, Geeks-on-a-plane, and Russian VCs.

Moscow Startup Mixer was an informal, fun, yet very intense networking and pitching session that is part of Geeks on a Plane tour to East Europe

Digital October partnered up with RAEC to bring together the best and the boldest English-speaking startups from Russia, so they could meet with the famous Geeks and get feedback from Dave McClure (500 Startups) himself.


Startups that participated in the Mixer:

Alloka provides web-based, no-install and easy-to-start call-tracking service that lets you know everything about phone callers from your website.

Amalgam is a social networks hub for iPad.

Foursquare in human interactions.

Innovative natural language enhancement to your existing search functionality.

We offer "hashtags 2.0"on FB &auto-tag status updates. We reduce clutter &increase relevance, ensuring that FB posts reach only those interested in relevant topics!

Cloud based Enterprise Business Software (EBS) incl. the complete ERP functionality.

Service for great video moments watching, sharing and searching in social environment.

Crossss - Smart cross-selling SaaS for ecommerce. lets you find the best dishes in any restaurant with confidence. for Russians

Mobile CRM for restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Family Ribbon
Any beginner user or grandma safely on email, Skype, albums, browsing online and on secure family communication on and off Facebook in 10 minutes.

Social referral marketing platform powering clear results through influence innovation.

Service to share and explore exciting travel experiences.

Cost per Sale Affiliate Network focused on female traffic.

A mix of Path and Angellist for startups.

Microsoft Outlook for top-managers on iPad.
Travel planning platform where Tripadvisor meets Pinterest.

GetSatisfaction for mobile developers.

Likehack is a personal content discovery and bookmarking service of the next-generation.

Expert advice marketplace.

“Kinect+PS Move” for Android devices.

Octopod, LLC
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform.

Oh My Stats!
Online marketing data analysis tool for e-commerce.

Multiplatform messenger based on highlighting image areas.

Quote Roller
Branded google docs for small businesses

ResumUP shows who and what you need to know to achieve any career goal.

SaaS solution to build a perfect landing page in minutes, without any coding skill.

Romney Dubstep
Create dubstep mix from funny Romney speeches and fine tuned sound samples

SkyDNS / SafeDNS
Cloud web filtering and internet security.

Real-time communication platform for businesses.

Worldwide mobile audio guide.

Usalytics Research
Usalytics — where A/B testing meets Big Data.
Business cards and all the polygraphy online.

Voxxter for museums, tourist guides and other tourist services.

Mobile сrowd service platform.

Zet Universe
Infinite Desktop + Big Data Analytics = Increase of Information Worker Productivity.


Geek-on-a-Plane East Europe Participants:

Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Dave is a famous Silicon Valley investor, founder of 500 Startups (leading investor + startup accelerator with 350+ portfolio companies worldwide), has 90,000+ twitter followers, has been covered extensively by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNN, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch, CNBC, FastCompany, + many others

Aaron Batalion, Co-Founder & CTO, LivingSocial
Co-Founder of LivingSocial, one of the largest Daily Deal sites in the U.S.

Jon Lombardo, Social Media Manager, General Electric (GE)
GE is one of 500 Startups’ partners, a deep investor in Russian markets, and the 3rd largest company in the world. Jon leads GE’s social media across all platforms.

Christen O’Brien, Partner & GM – Business Development, 500 Startups
Founding team of 500 Startups, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators; Manages partnerships & external programs like GOAP

Taavet Hinrikus, Founder, TransferWise
1st employee & former Strategy Director for Skype, now founder of a startup that makes converting & sending money internationally easy.

Jesse Thomas, CEO & Founder, Jess3
Creator of Forbes’ popular “The Zen of Steve Jobs” comic book, Jesse runs a design agency with clients like Facebook, Google, & more

Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategy Labs
Award-winning digital agency with clients such as GE, Disney, Ford, AT&T, Intel, Microsoft, Nasdaq, + many others

Rupesh Chatwani, Investor, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Largest financial investor in its regions of operations (including Eastern Europe), fosters transition to market economies. Owned by 63 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank.

Natalia Burina, Group Product Manager, eBay
One of the largest e-commerce sites in the world

Bill Boebel, Director, Capital Factory
Founder of which was acquired by Rackspace; Now creating a 22,000 square foot incubator in the heart of Austin, TX

Eric Santos, CTO, ApontaOftetas Regrupe
Local offers branch of Apontador, the most popular local search engine in Brazil with 15 million unique monthly visitors

George Kellerman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Former Yahoo Japan executive who now invests on behalf of 500 Startups, one of the leading seed funds based in Silicon Valley but with 350+ portfolio companies spanning the globe

Piotr Wilam, CEO, Innovation Nest
Co-founder of the largest Polish website ( + founder of Pascal Publishing House (leading educational publisher in Australia), now runs a high-profile Krakow-based seed fund and incubator

Jason Fraser, Founder, LUXr
In collaboration with best-selling author Eric Ries, LUXr is a user-experience agency that creates practical US workshops & tools for entrepreneurs

Marvin Liao, CMO, Symbio
Former commercial director of EMEA Markets for Yahoo, now Chief Marketing Officer for leading outsourced R&D / Product Development firm

Brandon West, Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
A 500 Startups portfolio company, SendGrid is one of the most popular cloud-based email services today

Christopher Schultz, Founder, Flatstack
Serial entrepreneur & Founder of Launchpad, a popular tech incubator in the U.S. Currently the founder of a Kazan-based web development firm.

Dave Troy, Founder, Shortmail
Serial entrepreneur who sold a company to AOL and is now the founder of an email service.

Heather Russell, CEO, Rinkya
Founder of largest online auction site for Japanese products, now launching in London.

Jon Bradford, CEO, Springboard
Founder of accelerators across Europe including London (Springboard), Tallinn (Startup Wise Guys), Sofia ( and Moscow (Texdrive)

photo gallery

all photos of event

Event Organizers

Digital October
500 Startups

Intellectual partner

Russian Venture Company

Media partners

Ingria Technopark
Web Ready
Higher School of Economics (HSE) Business Incubator


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