Lucky Labs fell under the “custom pressure” of the security forces – media

Lucky Labs попала под "заказной прессинг" силовиков – СМИ

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Journal Reporter found out the details of a scandal involving an international IT company.

Lucky Labs, an international IT-company headquartered in Kiev, faced pressure from law enforcement officers on the “order” of the former business partner max Polyakov. About it writes the magazine Reporter with reference to information resources of Business Insider UK, Rusbase, and documents of the trial, came to the editorial office.

According to the newspaper, the Lucky Labs co-founders Sergey Tokarev and Rustam Gilfanov in 2013, steel partners Zaporozhye businessman Maksym Polyakov, who had in the middle of the “zero” of successful experience in the IT field. Subsequently, a dispute arose between them over equity in several projects, one of which – Dating-business (business-based Dating services) within the company Networks Together.

The result of the dispute began the lawsuits in the courts of the Netherlands and the British virgin Islands (the place of registration of the disputed project), and the decision of one of them was frozen the assets of companies belonging to Polyakov and his father Valery, in the amount of $ 12 million (the amount by which the filed claims). Wanting revenge, the Poles ordered security officials Lucky Labs, and then on April 12-13, 2016 were held in the Kiev office of the company, the magazine writes Reporter. For searches followed accusations in the content of online casinos and the financing of separatism, and the Tokarev and Gilfanov got to the Ukrainian sanctions list.

It should be noted that the Lucky Labs really is related to online-games – develops software for the respective resources that are not prohibited by law.

“The two interlocutors Rusbase is one of the partners Polyakov and well-known Ukrainian venture capitalist – I believe that the Zaporozhye businessman worth the visit, the SSU at the Lucky Labs”, – reports the edition.

According to the magazine Correspondent, Maxim Polyakov is best known as one of the founders of the international company Cupid plc, whose shares on the London stock exchange in June 2010 was estimated at $ 70 million. Later, the project Cupid uniting a number of Dating sites, appeared in the center of mediastinal – according to the BBC and KyivPost, administration of sites recruited women who were registered under different accounts and provoked users-men to resort to paid services Cupid.

In addition, Polyakov connects with a number of other large projects, including the Phoenix Holdings ltd (Dating sites), a Ukrainian company Hitdynamics (web Analytics) and Maximyzer (development of software for site promotion), as well as holding Noosphere Ventures with headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

We will remind, in November of this year, industry Association Digital Ukraine said that the Ukrainian IT industry has dramatically increased the activity of the security forces. For the last year and a half has conducted 50 searches in various companies. While no case has reached the court.

Last year was fruitful in relation to high-profile searches in the IT field