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Max Polyakov

Max Polyakov

Max Polyakov is an international entrepreneur in the information and space technology sector. He is the founder and CEO of Earth Observation System (EOS).

Max Polyakov is an international entrepreneur in the information and space technology sector. He is a managing partner in the Noosphere Ventures investment fund and founder of several international companies, including Firefly Aerospace, EOS DA, Space Electric Thruster Systems (SETS), Renatus, and MaxMiser.

Career

Starting in 2001, Max Polyakov has created several IT companies:

  • It-Ukraine, an outsourcing project that developed software for customers from the USA, Canada, and Europe.
  • Maxymiser
  • EasyDate (later Cupid Plc).
  • Murka, a social casino games company.
  • Renatus Media, a Menlo Park-based mobile game developer.
  • Noosphere Ventures Partners LP (N.V.P.) investment fund. This fund supports the digital economy, engineering, and space technology startups.
  • EOS DA, which creates tools for processing and analyzing satellite data, combined into a single cloud platform.

In April 20201, Polyakov purchased a majority stake in Dragonfly Aerospace, a South Africa-based company developing compact high-performance imaging satellites with a wide range of spectrums.

Education

In 2011, Polyakov received his postgraduate degree in International Economics from Dnіpropetrovsk National University, Ukraine. In 2013, he received a Ph.D. in international economics. His thesis was "Development paradigm model for IT-technologies in the world economy and forms of its implementation." In 2020, he received his doctorate in economic science.

Social activities
Association Noosphere

Polyakov founded the non-profit public organization Association Noosphere, which supports STEM.

Verndasky Challenge

Polyakov initiated an annual international engineering startup competition called Vernadsky Challenge. Winners of this competition receive grants for the development of their projects and expert support from leading international companies.

World views and principles

Max Polyakov supports academician Volodymyr Vernadsky's theory about the biosphere, according to which the next stage in its evolution is the noosphere. The noosphere is based on the creative interaction between human and nature. It believes that it is the main driving factor in the development of the planet, as well as for the preservation and rejuvenation of its resources. These are the principles Max Polyakov’s social and business activities are focused on.

Timeline

April 27, 2021
Dr. Max Polyakov announces acquisition of a majority stake in Dragonfly Aerospace, a South African NewSpace company with over 20 years of proven heritage in high-performance imaging satellites and payloads.
2017
Polyakov and Noosphere Ventures acquire American space startup Firefly Space Systems from a rocket engineer Tom Markusic.
2015
Polyakov creates EOS DATA Analytics, with offices in the United States and Ukraine. The project develops and implements a cloud platform for processing and analyzing satellite data.
2014
Max Polyakov founds financial company Maxpay.
2012
Max Polyakov creates Renatus—social and mobile gaming company.
2006
HitDynamics sells to British business analyst company Hitwise. Later, in 2015, another project, Maxymiser, is purchase by Oracle.
2005
Polyakov, in partnership with a foreign investor from the United Kingdom, Bill Dobby, founds the IDE Group with its head office in Edinburgh. The business group includes such projects as EasyDate (renamed Cupid plc in 2010), Murka, HitDynamics, and Maxymiser.
June 30, 1977
Max Polyakov was born in Ukraine.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Firefly investor Noosphere Ventures eyes satellite manufacturing sector - SpaceNews.com

Web

January 8, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Макс Поляков. NASA выбрала Firefly Aerospace для лунной программы.

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Firefly Aerospace

Tom Markusic

Cedar Park, Texas, United States

Aerospace

References

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