Article By Rishi Chowdhury
Kirill Makharinsky is a 25 year old internet entrepreneur, who graduated from Oxford University in 2005. While at university he was president of the Oxford Entrepreneurs Society, which happens to be the largest student enterprise club in Europe. He emerged from Oxford with an impressive double first in Mathematics. On completion of his degree Kirill went on to work a popular start up, Slide.com, where he managed data and analytics.
In 2007 however he became co founder of Younoodle.com, an emerging business analytics company. Younoodle is a place where the university entrepreneurs and latest start ups can be found and supported.
Using his mathematic skills and entrepreneurial spirit Krill has come up with an innovative start up analyzing model. The model predicts future value of a firm based on rigorous quantitative analysis of historical data and the application of the latest relevant theory.
Krill felt that since large investments in start ups these days were increasing, it would be of value to be able to value firms based on quantifiable data, as opposed to solely being decided to humans and very often their gut feelings.
This tool used to help advise firms interested in investments into start ups, has been featured in many publications such as The New York Times, The Telegraph and Tech Crunch. Partly funded by the founder of Paypal, Max Levchin, Younoodle has grown to a community of over half a million. It is the largest database of emerging businesses in the world and has been used more than 25,000 businesses.
Kirill Makharinsky has taken what he is good at and combined an ambitious and determined mentality, to become one of the top young entrepreneurs around. His start up has also allowed many others around the world to gain exposure and possible investment opportunities.