Working at the intersection of tech & art: An interview with concept designer Scott Robertson

It is very common for products and technologies presented in science fiction and films to come into real life years later, like the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and touch screens in Minority Report. It’s always been amazing for us that these futuristic technologies and ideas are first created in the imaginations of filmmakers and novelists.

Undeterred by Crimea, Western investors are still in the game for Russian startup deals

Launched in 2008 by Stanford graduates Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakaev, Wikimart had the initial ambition of creating a Russian analog of eBay. Heavily funded by major U.S. investment funds, the startup has now become a major marketplace offering its own products alongside nearly 2 million items from 1,500 third-party merchants.