History

Bulba Ventures was founded in march 2018 by Yury Melnichek (founder of MAPS.ME & AIMATTER) and Andrei Avsievich (ex top-manager of «Atlant-M» & «Triple»)

Our mission

We aspire to improve the quality of human lives by funding machine learning startups.

Startups

AIMATTER

An AI startup known for fabby — a mobile application allowing you to change the background on photos and videos. aimatter was the first in building a technology which allows the changing of the background on a streaming video.

Acquired by G o o g l e

MAPS.ME

A free navigation app first launched in 2011. MAPS.ME helps users to not only get information about their current location but also allows offline search, building itineraries, putting marks on a map, importing and exporting marks and itineraries.

Acquired by Mail.Ru

FriendlyData

An Enterprise data company that is working to fundamentally change the way people interact with data. We provide a Natural Language Search Interface for Enterprise data, which enables non-technical team members to access data quickly and easily, using their own language, without the need for expensive developers or database professionals.

Acquired by ServiceNow

OneSoil

A free-for-all precision farming platform that allows farmers to monitor field conditions online. All products within OneSoil platform use high precision data from satellite images. Platform users can calculate the right amount of fertilizers, monitor climate change and make field notes.

WANNABY

An AR-commerce startup which builds applications that allow users to try-on consumer goods in augmented reality. Wanna Nails, their first product released, allows users to experiment with nail color depending on different factors (skin tone, lighting and style), try-on nail-polish and buy it directly from the app.

Voir

A mobile application which helps users to experiment with their appearance and style. It processes photos and videos with the help of AI to create a face model which is used to build a beauty-image.

RocketBody

Personal trainer for professional athletes and healthy lifestyle amateurs that includes fitness-tracker, mobile app and web-platform for coaches. RocketBody uses EKG/ECG readings to identify peak training periods and helps users get a clear understanding of their shape. It also provides more accurate nutrition and workout plans through the app, as well as full analytic access for teams training process.

GERO

Data-driven longevity startup Gero develops novel therapeutics to extend healthspan and offers risk assessment tools for insurance and healthcare. Gero presented a physics-based explanation of aging fundamentals turned into cutting-edge platform for targets and biomarkers identification. Recent results: life-extending compounds, wearable-based biomarkers, healthspan genetics and healthspan prediction app.

Why

startups need bulba ventures

  • Startups become members of Belarus Hi-Tech Park and receive all benefits of Decree «On digital economy development»: a comfortable working and legal environment

  • Direct access to technical and business expertise to drive projects further

  • Early-stage investments

  • Support from key partners and strongest mentors

Press

Team

  • Yury Melnichek

    Yury Melnichek

    partner
  • Andrei Avsievich

    Andrei Avsievich

    partner
  • Anna Melnichek

    Anna Melnichek

    legal counsel
  • Anna Pozniak

    Anna Pozniak

    communications
  • Iryna Bashan

    Iryna Bashan

    talent acquisition
  • Ilya Lesun

    Ilya Lesun

    product analyst

Partnerships