Our team

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Jane Smorodnikova


Jane is a serial entrepreneur and advisor at Coffeelab.vc. Her background includes stints as Chief Business Development Officer in the corporate world and as mentor and co-founder at smailex.com, cup.li and absly.com. She’s the chief user at LikeHack.com, finding solutions to her own problems.

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Michael Kechinov


Michael is a tech expert with an extensive background in new product development at Resumup.com and Hipclub.ru. He is the founder of Michael Kechinov's Startups Development Studio and a product development advisor at Coffeelab.vc.

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Artem Welker

Head of Business Development

Artem is an creative core of LikeHack. His backround is more than 7 years activity in IT-area, including launch and development of its own projects (HardwareTech), the development and implementation of marketing strategies and creative programs (Coffeelab.vc, Cup.li Surveys).

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Andrew Flegontov

Tech Leader

Andrew is a developer with over 5 years of experience in web product development and key tech skills in PHP, RoR, ZendFramework, CSS/SASS/JS/Jquery and Postgresql/Mysql. He is the CTO of Michael Kechinov's Startups Development Studio.

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Denis Smirnov


Denis is an RoR and PHP developer with key experience in web interfaces and social network analysis. His previous work includes product development at Vite.me and Hipway.ru.

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Hacky the Magic Husky

Chief Customer Happiness Officer

Hacky’s job is to do everything he can to make you happy. He sniffs out your curators, fetches top stories to your inbox, happily greets you when you come back to LikeHack, and much more.