We Create Startups

We deliver innovative companies as turn-key vehicles ready for steering

We build technological businesses for entrepreneurs, top managers, and professionals successful in conventional industries to materialize their vision into operating companies that lead the transformation and steer the new economy.

We let founders skip the steps, protect them against re-inventing the wheel, cover them from the routine, allowing them to focus on innovation, customer development, and investor relationships.

We practice technology investment when impressive ideas get basic technology, consulting, and payment infrastructure at a symbolic cost.

Companies Built

The world's first issuing and trading platform for technology metals connecting institutional investors, industrial hedgers, physical markets, and proprietary traders with metals issuers — miners, refiners, recyclers, and mints. Get more information on Nasdaq and PR Newswire.

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The agrotech and fintech platform unites the top Russian farming industry network, sophisticated farm management software, and marketplace for agricultural inputs, amplified by disruptive financial services.

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White-label technology for healthcare providers to deploy telemedicine as a service, creating online ecosystems to connect practitioners, patients, pharmacies, laboratories, and payment gateways.

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Complex casino security surveillance system provider for situational management and accounting of incidents. The majority partner bought the SPV out. Cortex Technology holds exclusive rights for the software product.

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A secure corporate messenger with end-to-end encryption and stored data protection supporting mobile and desktop platforms. Exit in 2020 on a USD eight-digit valuation.

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The Top custom software development company in the South of Russia with 18+ years of success with enterprise business and government customers like IKEA, Transneft, and various regional and national government authorities. The technology R&D subsidiary of Cortex Technology.

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An artificial intelligence platform provides surveyors with automatic quality control and categorization for fruits and vegetables.

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Our Services


  1. Competitive analysis
  2. International arbitrage opportunities research
  3. Feasibility research: tech availability and labor availability
  4. Software specification development


  1. Custom Blockchain/On-chain distributed apps
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Mobile applications
  4. Marketplaces
  5. Messaging and collaboration
  6. Software Integration: payments/banking, exchanges/brokerage (FIX), KYC/KYB, sales, monitoring/reporting


  1. Brand identity
  2. UX/UI
  3. Web and social media presence


  1. UK
  2. UAE
  3. Switzerland
  4. Singapore
  5. Russia


  1. IP rights
  2. EULA
  3. Licensing: UK, UAE, Switzerland, Singapore
  4. Regulated Financial Products

Management and automation

  1. Development setup (SCRUM/KANBAN/Release Plans/Waterfall Iterations)
  2. Quality assurance setup
  3. Continued integration and maintenance setup
  4. Customer service and account management setup
  5. Customer relationships setup
  6. Accounting and taxation setup


  1. Investor profile and Proposal
  2. Basic business-planning and EV/EBITDA valuation forecasting
  3. Pitch deck/presentation
  4. Investments from Cortex Technology and our partners
  5. Startup underwriting: failed startups buy-out

Startup FastTrack

Cortex. Proof of Concept

Weeks 1-3. Feasible prototype. Project specification, schedule, and budget

Save time on paperwork, specification, or requirement development. Save time and money on re-inventing the wheel or placing orders for unfeasible products.

Inputs: Describe your idea in any format at your convenience (email, voice message, call, or during a meeting at your place).

Scope of Work

  • Technology research and valuation
  • Competitive analysis
  • Labor availability analysis
  • Software specification
  • Infrastructure requirements forecast
  • Implementation plan and budget

Weeks 4-12. Minimal viable product (MVP) released to the market

Hit the ground running: fundraise, make the first sale, accelerate, grow in revenue!

Inputs: Feasible prototype. Project specification.

Scope of Work

  • Product and project management
  • Basic business planning and EV/EBITDA valuation forecasting
  • Brand identity creation
  • Software design, development, and launching
  • Landing page and marketplace pages development
  • Investor presentation development
  • End-user or licensing agreement development
  • Helpdesk launch
  • Payment processor integration
Cortex. Business

When stakeholders demand. Operational company

Shape your company! Have your startup formed for venture capital injections, structured for private investments, prepared for sale, or optimized for organic growth.

Scope of Work

  • Incorporation, licensing, and tax ruling
  • Inhouse team onboarding
  • Manageable software development/deployment/maintenance procedures transfer and automation
  • Customer relationships and customer services procedures transfer and automation
  • Quality assurance procedures transfer and automation
  • Scalable IT-infrastructure setup
  • Accounting and audit setup
  • Intellectual Property Protection procedures setup and transfer of rights
  • Trademark application
  • Patent search and application

Why Us

Cortex Technology Accelerator or incubator Venture fund Consulting company Software development firm
Technology development Yes No No No Yes
Business expertise Yes Yes Limited Yes No
Legal and tax expertise Yes Yes Limited Yes No
Direct funding/Help with fundraising Yes Yes Yes No No
Brand identity and public presence Yes Yes No Yes No
Tolerance for limited dedication Yes No No Yes Limited
Team onboarding and HR Yes Limited No No Limited
Internal procedures setup and automation Yes Limited No Limited No
Turnkey business building Yes No No No No
Priority The shortest time-to-market Pay fix price, do buy extras Next round valuation Less responsibility More working hours

Clients Say

TM2. An issuing and trading blockchain platform

Working with Cortex Technology has been rewarding. They beat out 35 other teams around the world to develop this project. And it showed why from day one. Their great communication and ability to see deep into not just the technology itself, but the problems we were solving and how to solve them was a huge factor in our success.

Petur Georgesson. Managing Director – TM2

Fresh Scanner. An artificial intelligence platform for automating of quality control and categorization for fruits and vegetables

Cortex – a great start for the implementation of digital products for people who know the scope of this product, but do not have knowledge in the field of technical implementation The cortex approach allows you to quickly start and bring the idea to a practical test. In the development of the Cortex project, it is necessary to prepare more standard product offers and establish access to a wide range of investors who are ready to join in the development of projects at different stages of product development.

Evgeniy Nekrasov – Founder of Fresh Scanner

Aura. Complex casino security surveillance system provider

On one of the projects I faced the task of automating the situational centre for the casino security department. None of the existing companies on the market at that time could offer me good conditions for the price and timing, however, the budget was sufficient to be able to perform custom development. Specialized projects of this level are good niche products that can be replicated and scaled. Suddenly, I had an idea to make a company out of this with a product that could make a profit later and increase my professional competences in the eyes of my partners.
I asked Cortex Technology to create a company, design a product, and implement it for further development. I did not know until the end of what we will get, but I was confident in the good result, as Sergey always delivers, and it happened. I didn't have time to invest in such startup, but I had the opportunity to create a product. Cortex team did everything on a turnkey basis with minimal involvement from my side.

Grigoriy Orlov – Founder of Aura

Our achievements

Cortex Technology achievements

8 tech companies built from scratch in 4 countries

Portfolio companies’ exposure in 10 countries: UK, Switzerland, Iceland, Singapore, China, UAE, Russia, India, South Africa, and Haiti.

Over 100 employees

Over 100 software products

Over 1000 customers for software development

Great international environment and community for the success of our clients and partners


Cortex Technology. Sergei Karulin
Sergei Karulin
Sergei Karulin is the CEO and co-founder of Cortex Technology, co-founder of Technology Metals Market. Being a technology entrepreneur with more than a 15-year track record of successful projects and investments, Sergei serves on the board of six software companies. Software developer by training Sergey holds broad skills in multiple tech disciplines such as AI, DLT, and business process automation, leveraged by considerable experience in intellectual asset management, investor relations, and corporate law.
Cortex Technology. Zakhar Nedashkovskiy
Zakhar Nedashkovskiy
Zakhar Nedashkovskiy is the Head of Development & co-founder of Cortex Technology. Zakhar is a technology entrepreneur who graduated from Kuban State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, specializing in Applied informatics in economics in 2007. Over the last ten years, Zakhar has specialized in custom software development (Blockchain, Machine learning, and data science) in all positions, from developer to CTO.
Cortex Technology. Tony Gordon Smith
Tony Gordon Smith
“Silverback” in the team, Tony is a veteran of ICT industry working in Africa, Europe, and USA. Tony has experience across the spectrum, from garage startups to listed companies, from operations to C-level. Tony is CSO.

Contact Us

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U.K. Office

63-66, Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE, England

Russian Office

4th floor, 38, Pushkina St.,
Krasnodar, 350000, Russia.