'Ukrainians' social media platform gains 100,000 users in 5 days
Ukraine's 'Ukrainians' social media platform, which was developed by a Canadian start-up incubator with assets in Ukraine's StartupSoft, has gained 100,000 registered users in five days. The service has announced new features, which will be rolled out in the coming days.
Co-founder of the platform Oleksandra Strumchynska said on June 22 Ukrainians plans to add a search system and a friend-adding system, and on June 30 to roll out publication and content-sharing functions. Currently, the platform only allows users to register and change their profile pictures.
"StartupSoft is currently bankrolling the project, but we are looking at the possibility of attracting investment in the future," Strumchynska said.
StartupSoft is a Canadian start-up incubator founded by natives of Ukraine's Ternopil region in western Ukraine, where its headquarters are located. About 30 people work for the company.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 15 signed a decree blocking access in Ukraine to popular Russian social media platforms, including Mail.ru, Yandex and VKontakte.