Ilya V. Osipov

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Osipov Ilya
Ilya Viktorovich Osipov

(1975-01-06) January 6, 1975 (age 44)
ResidenceNovato, CA, USA
Alma materLobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
OccupationCEO, Cubios Inc.
Known forComputer scientist in the field of HCI, inventor of WOWCube
Spouse(s)Anna Prasikova
(1978-05-08) May 8, 1978 (age 41)
  • Savva Osipov
    (2004-11-09) November 9, 2004 (age 14)
  • Varvara Osipova
    (2010-03-16) March 16, 2010 (age 9)

Ilya Osipov (Russian: Илья Викторович Осипов,[1] born January 6, 1975) is a Russian computer scientist, entrepreneur and inventor.[2][3]

Ilya Osipov won Russian renown as the founder and owner of one of the largest Russian Web sites,,[4][5] which he sold 14 years later to Hearst Shkulev Media/InterMediaGroup.[6] In 2006–2008, he was the director of the portal, and in 2009–2011, the owner and general director of the Birzha Plus Publishing House.[7]

Osipov was the co-founder of the[8][9] and Numbuster,[10] startup projects,, etc. The range of Mr. Osipov's professional interests includes web-based and mobile applications, virality, and gamification. He took part in various projects as a investor, mentor, and manager. The projects that he has developed or participated in are the city portals of Nizhny Novgorod NN.RU[11] and,[12] entertainment site, web portal (currently closed), mobile application Numbuster,[10] language-learning platform, etc. He also took part in the development of the city portals,,, etc. and co-founded the co-buying platform "Sovmestnaya Pokupka (Joint Purchase) in Nizhny Novgorod".

Included in the advisory council in the "Professional Association of Mobile Application Developers",[13] a member of the organization "AmBAR", a contributor to Forbes.[14]

Solving a Rubik's cube in 19.18 seconds [15]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • World Technology Award'2018 in the IT Hardware for WOWCube.[18]


Illustration from the patent WO2018075714
  • WOWCube"patent RU2644313C1: 'Electronic device with volumetric transformable display' 2017". Google Patents. Retrieved June 28, 2018. "patent WO18156055: 'Electronic device with a three-dimensional transformable display' 2018". WIPO. Retrieved November 9, 2018.

Some publications[edit]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Nizhny Novgorod (in Russian)
  2. ^ Firm's Secret: Ilya Osipov. Favorite mistakes investors (in Russian)
  3. ^ How to create a main portal region and profitable to sell the corporation (in Russian)
  4. ^ «NN.RU» INTERNET COMPANY – Gold pages of Russia
  5. ^ About company NN.RU (in Russian)
  6. ^ : 04 mar 2013 Federal network of local portals (in Russian)
  7. ^ ABM: Birzha Plus – EXCHANGE PLUS CAREER (in Russian)
  8. ^ BusinessWeek:Company Overview of
  9. ^ Edukwest:Startup profile: i2istudy
  10. ^ a b Forget about spammers forever (in Russian)
  11. ^ Business District: Rating of Internet resources in Nizhny Novgorod (in Russian)
  12. ^ WWW.NNOV.RU – Gold pages of Russia
  13. ^ The international not-for-profit Professional Association for Runners of Mobile Products
  14. ^ Forbes contributor (profile)
  15. ^ World Cube Association - Current Personal Records
  16. ^ International Puzzle Party IPP38 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition 2018,, 2018, archived from the original on October 30, 2018
  17. ^ IPP38 Puzzle Design Competition (IPP), puzzleworld, 2018, archived from the original on November 16, 2018 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ "2018 World Technology Awards Winners". The World Technology Network. 2018. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  19. ^ Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition - Jury Honorable Mention
  20. ^ " > Museum > AUZZLE A2". Retrieved February 24, 2019.