Yitzchak Mirilashvili

Yitzchak Mirilashvili

Israeli investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Yitzchak Mirilashvili

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VK (service)

Russian line media and social networking service based in Saint Petersburg.

Russian line media and social networking service based in Saint Petersburg.

Number of Registered users on VKontakte between 2006 and 2012
Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte, on his 26th birthday, 10 October 2010.
VK logo before 2015
Like button on VK (Russian version)
The headquarters of VK on the Nevsky Avenue in Saint Petersburg (Singer House)

Initially, founder and CEO Pavel Durov owned 20% of shares (although he had majority voting power through proxy votes), and a trio of Russian-Israeli investors Yitzchak Mirilashvili, his father Mikhael Mirilashvili's and Lev Leviev owned 60%, 10%, and 10% respectively.

Lev Binzumovich Leviev

Israeli-Russian entrepreneur and investor, founder of international venture capital firm LVL1, co-founder of Russia's largest social network VK.com (originally VKontakte) and the Selectel data center network.

Israeli-Russian entrepreneur and investor, founder of international venture capital firm LVL1, co-founder of Russia's largest social network VK.com (originally VKontakte) and the Selectel data center network.

He attended the American school in Herzliya, Israel, where he met his future business partner Vyacheslav Mirilashvili.

Israeli girls in the 1960s, eating matzot—unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during Passover

Mikhael Mirilashvili

Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist, based in Russia and Israel.

Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist, based in Russia and Israel.

Israeli girls in the 1960s, eating matzot—unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during Passover

He and his son Yitzchak Mirilashvili have several data centers "Selectel" ("Селектел").

Logo for the 2019 revival

Kyle Sullivan

American former actor, known for appearing on the TV series All That and the Fox sitcom The War at Home.

American former actor, known for appearing on the TV series All That and the Fox sitcom The War at Home.

Logo for the 2019 revival

He has since worked as a partner for Yitzchak Mirilashvili's venture capital firm Rainfall Ventures.

Coub

Video sharing website available on both iOS and Android.

Video sharing website available on both iOS and Android.

In July 2014 Coub raised $2.5 million from Vaizra Investments, a fund founded by Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, the founders of VK.com, Russia's major Facebook competitor.

Ostrovok.ru

Russian online hotel booking service, founded in 2010 by Serge Faguet and Kirill Makharinsky.

Russian online hotel booking service, founded in 2010 by Serge Faguet and Kirill Makharinsky.

In 2014, the co-founders of the VKontakte social network, who were Vyacheslav Mirilashvili and Lev Leviev, invested $12 million in Ostrovok.ru.