Reddit has opened an office in Kyiv and is now looking for remote developers there. AIN.UA, Ukrainian online magazine on IT business, startups, technology, and entrepreneurship, reported citing the software engineer from the Kyiv office Aleksey Yashchenko and senior user experience designer Pavlo Grozian from San Francisco.
“We chose Kyiv because there are a lot of technically skilled engineers who are interested in product development. They aspire to do more than only coding. We need people who are ready to contribute to the product,” Pavlo Grozian says.
According to representatives of the company, Reddit does not yet have so many users in Ukraine and outside the English-speaking world. A lot of users in Europe get to Reddit with Google search engine, but users in the U.S. have accounts there and go there to communicate in communities (subreddits).
“We are interested in telling Ukrainian users about Reddit, what it is, why we are not a social network, not Facebook. Usually, they think that this is a place for memes and GIFs with kittens, but our users generate a huge amount of unique content on serious topics, ranging from relationship support to personal finance,” Pavlo explained.
So far, the company has no plans to open offices in other cities of Ukraine, although there are no restrictions for this either.
Reddit is one of the most popular platforms in the world for communication and discussion of issues that are interesting for users with offices around the world, in the U.S. and Europe, and remote employees. As of November 2019, Reddit has about 430 million unique users per month, 130,000 active communities on topics ranging from computer games to personal finance and politics. In February 2019, the company raised a $300 million D Round, in which the Chinese Tencent became a lead investor. The company was valued at $2.7 billion.
Earlier it was reported that Viber opens its press-office in Ukraine with the purpose of which is to promote the popularization of the maximum use of the service.