Konstruktor

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Konstruktor
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Creative environment
Available inMultilingual (88)
Headquarters
U.S.
Founder(s)
  • Vlad Krishtop
Key peopleVlad Krishtop
(Chairman and CEO)
IndustryInternet
Website
Alexa rankSteady 3 (January 2019)[1]
RegistrationRequired
UsersIncrease 700k monthly active users (January 2018)
Current statusActive

Konstruktor is a creative environment that facilitates and simplifies business processes, materialization of creative ideas and constructive collaboration. It was founded by self-made entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and inventor Vladislav Krishtop.[2]

Konstruktor environment empowers users with a platform to present ideas and product to the world community of thinkers, find and engage with like-minded creators, form effective collaborative groups, manage finances and raise funding.

The idea of Konstruktor is based on a basic human need for self-actualization. This philosophy was founded by Aristotle who first investigated the problem of happiness as a central category of ethics. Aristotle has defined happiness as "activity of the soul in the fullness of virtue" (Nicomachean Ethics), and suggested that happiness is achieved through the realization of one’s potential. American psychologist Abraham Maslow is considered one of the followers of this philosophy in the XX century. The most prominent of his works is the theory of the hierarchy of needs, called ‘Maslow's hierarchy of needs’. According to this theory, one of the highest levels of human need is the need for self-actualization: expressing one’s creativity, the pursuit of knowledge, finding and reaching one’s full potential. Each of these finds its full reflection in the idea of a creative environment.

Terminology of ‘creative environment’ was formulated to characterize the philosophy of Konstruktor by Vladislav Krishtop in the summer of 2014 in the course of long discussions in the meeting room of Belmont Public Library in Silicon Valley. Today, term ‘creative environment’ defines a new format for the creativity and collaboration of XXI century man.

Konstruktor is not just a creative environment. This portal embodies more than 20 years of founder’s experience in business, technology and investment. Partnering on projects and with companies in different countries, navigating bureaucratic difficulties, legal hurdles and other variety of disturbances and challenges that founder Vladislav Krishtop faced on the road to success, created a trove of knowledge, which Vladislav calls “the success code". This success code is integrated deep into Konstruktor.

Konstruktor - the world's first creative environment, was launched on October 31, 2014 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.[3] Following the presentation, project quickly received approval of experts and users around the world. In support of the launch of the Konstruktor website, inscription «konstruktor.com» was sky-typed over the symbols of San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge and the financial center. Typing in the sky was performed by 5 aircraft and has reached more than 10 miles in length.

Company employees who live in different cities and countries became the first users of the website, as well as students and professors of Stanford University and other scientific communities around the world.

Konstruktor empowers users to:

  • fully manage their creative time
  • resolve tasks on projects and get results without leaving home
  • collaborate with anyone in the world, bypassing language barriers with aid of auto-translation functionality
  • quickly and easily share information and ideas in any format: videos, documents, projects, chat, groups
  • develop a variety of projects, including charities

Most of the information on Konstruktor is freely available without registration. After registration, the following functions become available: timeline, publications, video publications, groups, projects, chat, file sharing, statistics, mapping service "Planet", finance, ability to create investment projects.

Timeline displays all user actions. Users can view history of actions to the nearest minute, and add (schedule) a variety of events: meetings, phone calls, payments, expenses, etc.

Publications - is a unique information exchange area, where the transition of the published words into reality of thoughts, ideas and projects happens. In the process of creating publications user is offered an ability to plan date and time of publishing. Publications span multiple formats from articles to video recordings and are aggregated in the following groups:

  • regular publication
  • idea publication
  • project publication
  • scientific publication
  • hypothesis publication
  • publication of discussion
  • leadership publication
  • publication of appeal to the Konstruktor community
  • promotional publication

For analysis of user response to publications, each user is provided statistics function, which shows the number of unique article views, visits to user pages and other information.

Any registered user can create groups that unite like-minded supporters of the idea. Each group has an ability to create projects where they can add and track short-term and long-term tasks of any complexity.

Planet is a mapping service showing the location of the users and projects on the site. User filters on events, groups, categories and friends are available as a part of this function.

Users can communicate with each other via online chat and file sharing. To share files, users upload them to Konstruktor cloud followed by drag and drop to the addressee.

Konstruktor developed features to help users monitor their financials. With the help of finance function, users can input all income and expenses, plan costs, manage budgets, etc.

Investment projects functionality supports users in creation of proposals for attracting additional funds to fuel growth of users’ projects on Konstruktor.

Majority of Konstruktor services are free of charge to registered users.

At inception, Konstruktor was only available in English. In 2016, platform grew to support 88 languages and service was optimized to support major mobile platforms. Konstruktor service is available to anyone worldwide. Strong security measures are enforced to minimize unauthorized access to communications, financial information and other data of Konstruktor users.

Konstruktor skipped beta testing period and opened the project for general use shortly after launch, whereby users can see the entire process of development of the site, follow the changes, face errors and downtime. Some users openly voiced concerns about this strategy. However, Vladislav Krishtop believes that this approach contributes to a more rapid development of the project. This is supported by the fact that site functionality is multiplied and enhanced dozens of times each year. Open mode of operation of the site also allowed for incredibly fast customer feedback via a self-serve system of tickets - electronic means of contacting site’s team. Every posted ticket is taken into consideration and prioritized for response by Konstruktor team.

In the first 2 years since launch number of active site users increased 100 times each year, making it one of the fastest growing startups in the world. As of November 2016, total number of registered users of Konstruktor exceeded 700K, and the number of unique visitors - 25 million per month.

In 2015, Konstruktor project was recognized in the top 5 of the best startups in Silicon Valley according to Bryant University New Venture Competition.

In November of 2016 Konstruktor participated in RUNET Awards 2016 competition of innovative websites. As part of the competition, Konstruktor was selected in top 10 most interesting projects to present the idea of the creative environment at RUNET Awards 2016 conference that ran within scope of Russian Interactive Week 2016. Konstruktor came in 5th in popular vote among best Internet projects of RUNET Awards 2016.

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References[edit]

  1. "Konstruktor.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. "Creative environment www.konstruktor.com announced the start of an international competition of start-ups <<KonstruktorStart>>".
  3. "Konstruktor - Crunchbase".

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