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2GIS

2GIS is a company founded in 1999.

2GIS is a Russian local search company that develops digital maps and guides of cities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Czech Republic, Chile, The UAE, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Their headquarters are located in Novosibirsk.

As of 2021, according to company data, 2GIS digital maps covered 765 cities in operating countries, processing more than 20.5 million search queries daily. Also company said a global audience of more than 56 million monthly users.

All versions of the application are free of charge, and the company's main source of income is advertising on their website. Digital maps come in three versions: PC, Web and Mobile, including iOS and Android platforms.

2GIS is one of the largest Internet companies in Russia according to Forbes. In 2021, 2GIS was rated 25th in the 30 Most Valuable Companies in the Russian Internet segment rating by Forbes magazine. The estimated value of the company was $189 million.

In 2016, the Wall Street Journal named 2GIS as a recognized Russian startup targeting global markets amid Russian economic crisis and Western sanctions. Mashable included 2GIS in its list of Russia's “20 hottest startups".

In June 2020, 72% of 2GIS shares were purchased by Sberbank, another 3% went to O2O Holding LLC — the joint venture of Sberbank and Mail.ru Group. Within the Sber ecosystem, 2GIS took over the development of tools for integration of its maps and directories into applications of the ecosystem and third party companies.

Timeline

2020
In 2020, 2GIS entered into a cooperation agreement with the Municipality of Ajman to create a city map.
2018
In 2018, Government of Dubai and 2GIS signed an agreement to improve maps and navigation in Dubai Now — application allowing the city's residents to access government services.
August 9, 2008
2GIS was founded.

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