We create Taist — a platform that allows to add any custom functionality to cloud applications. We are a software company from Helsinki, Finland founded in 2014 by Russian entrepreneur and Finnish investors.We aim to make people happier with their software tools and free them from routine manual work.
Founder: Anton Belousov
I'm creating and implementing software since 2004 and am always aiming to squeeze maximum of it. So inability to customize and extend cloud applications from user's side quickly became both my professional and personal pain, and in 2011 I started Taist as a pet project. The first customers were served in 2012 and I fully committed to Taist in February, 2014.
I am happily married, love skiing, history and strategic board games like chess or Game of Thrones.
CTO: Vladmir Rybakov
I met Vladimir im May, 2014 at a JS developer meetup. After numerous discussions and a test project we decided to push Taist together so he quit Skype in October 2014 to join Taist as a CTO.
Vladimir is a competent and customer-focused developer and technical manager who pays attention to all aspects of the business. So he has left me no excuses for burying into development tasks instead of sometimes less pleasant business challenges.
Seed investor: Helsinki Ventures
Helsinki Ventures is an early-stage Finnish investor that was first to see the business potential beyond our technology.
They run a great Customer Development Bootcamp program based on their experience and extensive network in Finland — minimum of theory and nursing, maximum of practice and self-responsibility. I have gone through it in May-June of 2014 and it has helped me greatly to understand the whole thing I'm in and to refine Taist's business model. After that HeVen decided to invest into Taist, and I was eager to continue working with them.