Kirill Potekhin started programming at 12. He made a website for his father's business and his father paid for his classes and work. At the age of 17, he co-founded Easy Ten, a mobile app to study foreign languages. They were #1 in App Store by revenue among educational apps in many countries and went through 500 Startup acceleration. Over the years they had more than 20 million users.
After that, he and his friend and colleague from Easy Ten founded PotehaLabs. They did various natural language processing and machine learning tasks, such as conversational bots long before ChatGPT (at a much smaller scale of course).
And then together with Vitaly again they started Adapty. It was a combination of their previous experience: running and growing a mobile app and lots of analytical and predictive ML. Adapty helps developers to implement subscriptions in the app and grow revenue by running A/B tests, receiving reports and insights, and other analytics. They bootstrapped it for the first year but then went VC way.
Kirill was CTO for the last 5 years, but since 2022 he combine that with being CPO. They grew Adapty from 13 employees at the start of 2022 to over 50 now.
His interested in politics and economics and like reading books/articles on how the former affects the latter. Kirill is a big fan of Wait But Why, Hoover Institution, Kurzgesagt, and RealLifeLore. Kirill is good at strategic board games and huge Lego Technic sets.