The deal also means the end of a nasty legal spat between VK founder Pavel Durov, Mail.ru and erstwhile stakeholder UCP.
Unlike other email portals, my.com email accounts will only be accessible through the MyMail app. Instead of using a login and password, MyMail users attach their email to their mobile phone number and receive a text message with an access code when they want to sign in.
Double Robotics’ iPad-eqipped telepresence robot is the first beneficiary of the $25m fund Grishin announced earlier this year. His cash will help Double ramp up manufacturing, which will be useful as early demand has been high.
Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin isn’t happy being one of Russia’s most successful internet entrepreneurs: now he wants to help a new generation of robotics companies, and is launching a fund with $25 million of his own money to try and kickstart a more ambitious future.