How Uber's competitor was built in the coldest city in the world

inDriver is an operationally profitable ride-hailing company with 46 million users in more than 300 cities in 31 countries. The company is quickly growing with 20-25 launches of new cities a month and with 260% YoY annual growth of revenue. inDriver operates perfectly in metropolises and in small town without maps and cashless payments. 

Speaker: Arsen Tomsky, InDriver Founder & CEO

Arsen Tomsky is a 46 y.o. tech entrepreneur from Yakutsk, Eastern Siberia, who founded inDriver, one of the leading global ride-hailing companies and which has become the top 4 ride-hailing services by monthly downloads of apps. Arsen started out as a software engineer, and gradually moved into entrepreneurship. He has 25 years of experience with a proven record of successful businesses in media and e-commerce. Working in the difficult conditions of a remote city in Siberia, he developed his own business development methods and ideology.

WHENThu, Feb 13, 2020 6:30 PM

WHERE: Palo Alto

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart