Michael Rumiantsau and Kiryl Trembolovski, the young entrepreneurs from Belarus, were included in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list for 2019.
Both men were recognized in the Technology category of the fourth annual Europe list of 300 young and inspiring innovators who bring new ideas to the old world.
Under 30s prodigies in technology, sport, science, finance, media and entertainment hail from 34 European countries and 22 non-European countries.
Originally from Belarus, Michael is founder and CEO of Friendly Data, which uses natural language processing to allow people to search databases using everyday speech.
After raising $1.1 million in seed funding and going through Silicon Vally startup accelerator 500 Startups, Friendly Data was bought in October 2018 by enterprise giant ServiceNow.
Kiryl is a co-founder at Behavox, which calls itself a ‘people analytics company.’ Its AI promises to mine data to uncover potential problems amongst staff, from performance issues to insider threats.
The company has offices in London, New York and Singapore with more than 70 people, and has raised $21.4 million to date.
This is not the first time Belarusians got in the prestigious list. Luba Pashkovskaya got in Forbes top 50 women in tech. Last year Anisia Kozliuk, a human rights activist, got in 30 Under 30 Europe list. The 21-year-old raised the bar on teenage achievement in law and politics.
Andrew Maximov, a native of Belarus, got in 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the category of ‘Games’. Earlier, Forbes named the cofounders of MSQRD Sergey Gonchar and Eugene Nevgen among 20 best business guys in the ‘Consumer Technology’ category.
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