We are here to help each other in work and in life: launching and scaling companies, developing careers, adapting to new countries, and much more.

YNDX Family is a community of former and current Yandex employees.

Participation benefits
Entrepreneurship: find co-founders and a team, acquire valuable contacts, get help with raising funds and attracting first users.
Career Development: find a mentor, job vacancy, or employee among verified individuals, find a referrer to a company of interest, and prepare for an interview.
Networking: expand my network with professionals and new acquaintances by interests, find like-minded individuals for hobbies, and receive support when moving to a new city or country.
Team and Ambassadors
Anton Abdukhamidov
Organizer, Partner
at GuruDev VC
Oleg Koverznev
Head of Cloud Technologies at Yandex
Yury Podorozhnyy
Artichoke Labs
Vahe Ovasapyan
Ozon.FinTech CEO
Oleg Shevlyagin
Mikhail Allakhverdian
Sergey Polissar
Dmitry Tsybin
Engineering Manager at Yandex Self-Driving Cars business unit
Max Avtukhov
YNDX Family members are present globally
Why we are building YNDX Family
At Yandex, we met cool and professional colleagues. We have developed strong bonds with our colleagues, both professionally and personally, inside and outside of Yandex.

After leaving the company, we are committed to maintaining our existing relationships and building new ones with like-minded individuals. YNDX Family is a platform that connects current employees and alumni of Yandex, so they can collaborate, learn from each other, and support each other.

Companies and projects change, but people are the most valuable asset.
What We Do
Meet at events
Participants determine the topics of discussions that are relevant to them by proposing and voting on the internal meetup board. All information about scheduled events is here.
Meet at Non-Random Coffee
These are meetings with people who share your interests: entrepreneurship, career, networking and sharing experiences.
Help you find the right people

We have: (i) a library of participant profiles with tags by profession,
interests, place of residence and work as well as (ii) a job board.
Form knowledge bases
Who can make warm introductions to investors? What tools to use when launching a startup? How to find yourself a startup to work for? Who will help with onboarding in a new location?
…And chill ✨
We organise offline meetups in different parts of the world to meet in person and just have fun.
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