USM is an indirect shareholder in Mail.ru Group (MAIL, listed since November 5, 2010), Russia’s largest Internet holding in terms of daily audience. Around 92% of Russian-speaking Internet users choose Mail.ru Group’s products.
Mail.ru Group’s global audience counts more than 100 million people, with its international share growing by the minute. A team of over 6,000 employees is working on more than 100 projects, delivering the best the market has to offer.
Mail.ru Group owns the two largest Russian-language social networks, VKontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki (OK). VK is the most popular social network in Russia and the CIS, reaching 75% of Russian-language Internet users. 97 million people use it monthly, sending 10 billion messages and viewing 9 billion posts daily. OK has a monthly audience of 71 million people. OK is Russia’s number one social network and video service in terms of uploads and views with 870 million views daily.
Mail.ru Group is a leader in the Eastern European online games market, developing and publishing games worldwide across PC, consoles and mobile. Its global gaming brand, MY.GAMES, has more than 60 projects in operation and 150 titles in its portfolio, with more than 605 million registered users across the globe. The company owns its own media resources, PC platform MY.GAMES Store, investment arm MRGV, gaming services, and much more.
The Mail.ru email service is the largest in the Russian-language segment of the Internet with more than 100 million active accounts, and among the global top five in terms of daily audience. Mail.ru’s monthly audience is more than 32 million users.
Mail.ru Group’s ecosystem includes a wide range of media projects helping 70 million people each month find the information they need. Thus, the company owns four instant messaging services: ICQ, TamTam, Agent Mail.ru and Myteam B2B messenger. It also develops an offline mobile maps service (MAPS.ME).
Along with Alibaba Group, MegaFon and the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Mail.ru Group is a shareholder in AliExpress Russia JV, a leading social commerce joint venture in Russia and the CIS. Mail.ru Group partners with Sberbank to jointly develop an O2O service platform targeting food and transportation markets.
The company owns Youla, one of the largest mobile classifieds in the world in terms daily active users on Android. The service allows audio and video calls for free to get a look at the product, and offers Safe Deal service, nationwide delivery, smart recommendations, and AI-powered content moderation. It has more than 33 million active classifieds viewed by 27 million people monthly.
Delivery Club is Russia’s leading food delivery service. In late 2019, it became part of the mobility and foodtech focused JV created by Sberbank and Mail.ru Group. Delivery Club’s network includes over 13,700 restaurants in more than 150 cities, while order numbers reach 3 million per month. Delivery Express is its own courier service operating in 30 cities with a combined population of 42 million people. It uses its own algorithm, Alan, to forecast demand and coordinate delivery rider schedules.
Citymobil, a taxi aggregator and also part of the JV created by Mail.ru Group and Sberbank, operates in more than 40 cities across Russia, including all the Russian cities with population of over one million. Citymobil uses algorithms for smart pricing, car allocation, and forecasting passenger and driver behaviour. The AI can monitor road surface markings, traffic, as well as analyse photos for vehicle condition and data in documents.
In 2019, Mail.ru Group launched MRG Tech Lab, a company focused on artificial intelligence, speech and visual recognition, and Capsule, a smart speaker with Marusia virtual assistant.
myTarget, Mail.ru Group’s advertising platform, combines the web and mobile audiences of the largest services and social networks in Russia and the CIS, including VK and OK. The myTarget network comprises more than 6,000 apps and third-party mobile websites.
The company offers technologies for entrepreneurs, including communications services, email and messengers, cloud services for business called Mail.ru Cloud Solutions, the Tarantool data integration platform, as well as a range of products for building corporate social networks and digital human resource management solutions. In 2019, these services were brought together under one name – Mail.ru Digital Technologies – a B2B segment focusing on developing and implementing technological solutions. Its products are used in telecoms, fintech, IT and many other industries. Digital platforms developed by Mail.ru Digital Technologies are implemented at major Russian companies, including Rosatom, VEB.RF, Rosseti Centre, MegaFon, Aeroflot, Alfa Bank.
Mail.ru Group invests technologies and expertise in developing social projects in Russia. Its smart charity service, Dobro Mail.ru, has already accumulated 250 million roubles for those in need. More than 180 verified funds have partnered with Dobro.
Mail.ru Group has been developing high-tech education in Russia since 2011. Its educational projects ecosystem reaches 250,000 people a year, from high school students to professionals. The company also invests in educational technologies: it holds stakes in GeekBrains, Skillbox and the Algoritmika programming school.
Mail.ru Group actively works with start-ups, offering investment, as well as professional support in marketing, servicing clients and other fields through its resources and technologies.