a Russian-American company specializing in software development based on machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition and intellectual data analysis.

4 patents for technology
12 international awards
50+ customers all over the world
150M+ search requests daily

Kuznech story

  • 2011

    • Kuznech

      Company establishment in U.S. (Boston, Massachusetts) and Russia (Saint-Petersburg)

    • Skolkovo

      Received a grant from Skolkovo, IT cluster residence

    • SVOD

      Silicon Valley Open Doors Startup Competition winner November, 30 2011 Mountain View, CA, USA

    • Facebook

      Talks with Facebook about partnership  News

    • TechCrunch

      TechCrunch Moscow 2011 winner December, 5 2011, Moscow

  • 2012

    • Fingerprinting

      Development of digital fingerprinting technology for similar image search

    • Clients

      Work with leading online fashion stores: KupiVIP, Rendez-Vous, Butik.ru, TimeCode

    • RusBase

      «Most active startup of the year» according to RusBase

    • GEW

      Вошёл в список 50 самых обещающих компаний по версии Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

    • La Conference

      La Conference Luxe en Digital runner-up April, 5 2012, Moscow

    • YBYF

      YourBusiness — YourFame Startup Competition at RIF 2012 winner, B2B category April, 19 2012, Moscow

    • MoneyTalks

      MoneyTalks Startup Event winner May, 14-15 2012, Espoo, Finland

    • CloudConf

      CloudConf 2012 short-list nominee May, 15 2012, Moscow

    • BIT

      BIT 2012 winner June, 28 2012, Moscow News

    • IDCEE

      IDCEE 2012 winner News October, 18-19 2012, Kiev, Ukraine

  • 2013

    • Fingerprinting

      Further development of digital fingerprinting technology

    • Mail.ru

      Face detection technology integrated into Mail.ru Group News

    • Clients

      Clients: DepositPhotos, Odnoklassniki

    • Patent

      1st US patent obtained

    • AdultX

      Development of AdultX, adult content detection and filtering system

    • Mashable

      Listed among 20 most promising Russian startups according to Mashable

    • Startup Open

      Listed among 50 most promising ventures according to Global Entrepreneurial Week

  • 2014

    • Patents

      Patents in US and Russia

    • Technology

      Development of object detection and recognition technology News

    • ShelfMatch

      Working on SKU recognition service ShelfMatch

    • Business Gazelles

      Business Gazelles 2014 winner, nomination «Start-up», as a high-growth and creative company June 5, 2014, St.-Petersburg, Russia

  • 2015

    • Neural networks

      Working on machine learning and neural networks

    • PartsTown

      Launch of mobile application with object recognition for PartsTown, service LikeThis  News

    • Logotrakr

      Launch of Logotrakr, logotype recognition within images and videos News

    • LikeThis

      Development of clothing, shoes and accessories recognition technology, module of LikeThis service  News

    • Burda

      Burda International Startup Competition winner October, 22 2015, Moscow

  • 2016

    • Retail

      Participation in targeted FMCG retail events

    • Conference

      Scientific publications, participation in international academic conferences on AI, computer vision, neural networks

    • GoTech

      GoTech runner-up October, 6 2016, Moscow

    • ShelfMatch

      Development of ShelfMatch, pilot projects with top-players of FMCG sector

  • 2017

    • ShelfMatch

      Pilot projects with ShelfMatch, shelf analysis and SKU recognition service, with recognition accuracy 98%

    • LikeThis

      Disruptive technological shifts in fashion recognition algorithms (LikeThis service)

    • Data mining

      Intensive R&D in data mining


Kuznech is the holder of four Russian and American patents for their visual search technologies

  1. Advertising using image comparison. US 8374914 B2
    from February, 13 2013 (US)
  2. Image and website filter using image comparison. US 8718383 B2
  3. Search engine and method for image searching. US 8762383 B2
  4. System of copyright infringement tracking. Patent #2515706
    from March, 18 2014 (Russia)

Media about us


Michael Pogrebnyak

Michael Pogrebnyak


Divemaster and practicing Buddhist who knows everything there is to know about everything.

Alexander Valencia Campo

Alexander Valencia Campo


A veteran of skydiving at the North Pole who is also the proud recipient of birth certificate №2.

Eduard Lebedev

Eduard Lebedev


Snow and water rider whose motto is «Nothing is impossible; everything is just a matter of time and priority».

Svetlana Zenkova

Svetlana Zenkova


An art and literature devotee who has no time for cooking, being too busy creating culinary masterpieces.

Anastasia Churina

Anastasia Churina

Client / Service Manager

An avid traveler who dreams of sailing the world, discovering new places, and learning new languages.

Maria Zhulkova

Maria Zhulkova


Originally a linguist, has worked with five languages, in addition to being a yoga instructor and volunteer in several non-commercial organizations.



  • Skolkovo participant
  • MoneyTalks
  • TechCrunch 2011
  • La Conference Luxe & Digital
  • Your Business Your Fame
  • Silicon Valley Open Doors
  • CloudConf 2012
  • BIT 2012
  • IDCEE 2013
  • Gazelle Business 2014
  • BISC 2015
  • GoTech 2016

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