i-Free Ventures Attends TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

St. Petersburg, Russia, 9 September 2013. i-Free Ventures, i-Free Group’s venture fund, is attending TechCrunch Disrupt, a high-profile convention on high-tech startups, which is currently taking place in San Francisco, USA. i-Free has brought two mobile apps of its own making to the conference: “Voice Assistant” and “VoiceMaid”.

TechCrunch Disrupt draws thousands of mobile industry professionals annually from across the globe. The major IT companies and hard-hitting startups alike flock to attend TechCrunch Disrupt every year. Among the featured presenters this year are top executives from Anki, CrunchFund, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pebble, SoftTechVC, Twitter, YCombinator, Yahoo, and many others.

The highlight of the conference, the Startup Battlefield contest, will cull the best projects from among the best.

i-Free Ventures is represented by Georgy Zamyshlyaev and Anastasia Lazibnaya, both Investment Directors at i-Free Ventures.

In the startup section, i-Free will showcase its voice controlled cyber assistant apps for mobile gadgets: “Voice Assistant” and “VoiceMaid”. The thing about these apps is that both were built on the unique AI technology, created by i-Free, which handles many tasks simultaneously, recognizing and processing user requests lodged in regular conversational language, and also operating as a chat bot.  

i-Free’s cyber assistants have been highly acclaimed by experts and users, and the AI technology built into them won the Grand Prix at Turing 100 AI Machines Competition, the world’s most influential artificial intelligence show.

“This conference will feature the very best, most promising projects in the industry,” said Georgy Zamyshlyaev, referring to TechCrunch Disrupt. “We feel proud to present a few mobile products, created in Russia, at a show like this. Our “Voice Assistant”  and “VoiceMaid” will not go unnoticed by the mobile industry insiders. We hope TechCrunch Disrupt will help us find new partners who appreciate Russian mobile products.”

TechCrunch Disrupt is taking place in San Francisco on September 7-11, 2013. For more information about the conference, please visit its official website.


i-Free Ventures, the venture fund of i-Free Group, was established in a bid to diversify the company’s portfolio and provide financing for new digital development projects and teams. Going forward, the idea is that the fund will secure the buy-in of some major partners in the mobile industry, which have a vested interest in high-tech innovation.  


i-Free is a Russian innovation company operating in the CIS since 2001 and internationally since 2006. The company develops and implements cutting-edge solutions in mobile and NFC technology, electronic finance, digital content distribution, electronic payments and micropayments, applications for smartphones and new network devices, digital products for the B2C market, and B2B projects in mobile marketing.

i-Free is headquartered in St Petersburg and also has an office in Moscow. Outside Russia, i-Free has offices in Kiev (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mumbai (India), Beijing (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The company’s products and services are available to consumers and businesses in more than 100 countries. The company currently employs more than 750 staff.

i-Free partners with the leading mobile operators in Russia and the CIS, with international mobile equipment vendors, banks, transnational brands, major media groups, publishers, and online resources.

For more information, please contact: pr@i-free.com; or visit www.i-free.com/en


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