Since Grammarly was founded in 2009, Ukrainian-born entrepreneurs Max Lytvyn and Alex Shevchenko have joined Forbes’ billionaires list.
Lytvyn and Shevchenko in their university days developed My DropBox, a plagiarism-detection company. This inspired the idea for Grammarly.They decided to bring Dmytro Lider on board as a software engineer
Lytvyn attended Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management while Shevchenko went to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
According to Forbes, Grammarly’s talented trio kick-started the San Francisco-based company to particularly help students with their grammar and spelling.
At present, the company has more than 600 employees and claims to have 30 million daily active users, according to its website.
Grammarly has not forgotten its Ukrainian roots. Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, they continue to pay full salaries and benefits to their employees based in their home country.