Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

MSQRD app developers hit Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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MSQRD app developers hit Forbes 30 Under 30 list
When Facebook wanted to catch up with Snapchat, it turned to two entrepreneurs from Belarus, Nevgen and Gonchar built MSQRD, an app that adds filters to your selfies, said the magazine description.

Belarusians are mentioned in the list of the best in the Consumer Technology category.

MSQRD appeared in early 2016 and gained popularity over the mask of Leonardo DiCaprio receiving an Oscar.

Facebook bought the app in March 2016, when it wanted to catch up with Snapchat which focuses on animated selfies. The deal was done for an undisclosed amount. Now the startupers are living and working for the US company in London.

Nevgen and Gonchar are the only natives of Belarus among 600 entrepreneurs from around the world. Most of them (75%) are US residents.