AlterGeo, formerly known as Wi2Geo, is the developer of the global hybrid system for the positioning of electronic devices by WiFi, WiMAX, GSM, LTE, IP addresses and network environment. AlterGeo’s universal solution allows weak points of satellite technologies (GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS) and other technologies in the field of navigation to be avoided, and provides the fastest, most accurate and most reliable location results outdoors, indoors and in the dense urban environment.
Founded in 2008, the company is now the leader of the location technology in Russia and the CIS, and a Skolkovo Innovation Center resident. Among AlterGeo’s clients are large IT enterprises such as Mail.Ru Group and Badoo, mobile app developers, as well as advertising networks and agencies. The company’s current partnerships cover Russia and the CIS, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and several other countries and regions.
AlterGeo’s achievements have already been internationally recognized. In January 2013, the company won The Europas as the Best Russian Startup and was also shortlisted for the Best Transport, Travel or Environmental Startup there. In 2012, AlterGeo was given the Bully Award 2012, named finalist of Red Herring Top 100 Global and Europe, and included in Informilo's list of Russia's Top 25 Hottest Tech Companies.
In addition, the company is the developer of two popular services for end-users, including the largest cross-platform location-based social network in Russia and the CIS, AlterGeo, and the sophisticated personalized recommendations service, Gvidi.