He died one of the founders of “Yandex”

Russian Internet company[[t:tag slug=kompaniya]company “Yandex” has announced the death of one of its founders, honorary chairman Ben Cole. According to a press release, one of the first investors, “Yandex” has died at the age of 87 years.

B. Cole served as chairman of the board of directors “Yandex” since 2000. to July 2008., after which he was awarded an honorary chairman of the company (Chairman Emeritus). In addition, B. Cole, member of the board of directors as non-executive director.

In 1993. B. Cole founded the Boston investment firm Cole Management Inc., Which specializes in venture investments in high-tech projects in Russia and CIS countries.

“Yandex”, founded in 1997. It is now one of the largest Russian IT-companies and seventh among the world’s search sites processed by the number of search queries. In 2010. the proportion of “Yandex” in search queries in RuNet first time in four years has exceeded 60%. The share of “Yandex” in RuNet is about 65% against 22% of the world leader Google. May 19 2010. the company has launched an English version of its search engine for domain yandex.com and entered the international level.

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