In pursuit of clarity


Evolution One is a collaborative of two techies who have embarked on a venture to catalog and systematize today’s turbulent and mesmerizing AI space, to help ourselves and others make more sense of it.




Alex Stern

Product strategist, with stints in venture capital and startups, focusing on making the world a better place, one product at a time.


Currently at:

Cloud Product & Strategy @ Microsoft


MSc/BSc in Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

MBA + MS in Design Innovation, Kellogg School of Management & McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University


Eugene Sidorin

Serial entrepreneur, investor and tech enthusiast passionate about driving impact through technology adoption and innovation.


Currently at:

Cloud Infrastructure Finance & Strategy @ Microsoft


MSc/BSc in Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College


Eugene & Alex originally met back in Russia in 2013 through IIDF (Internet Initiatives Development Fund), when Eugene was looking for venture capital financing for his BiTender project, and Alex was working for an early-stage VC firm Inventure Partners.

At that time, Inventure Partners was looking for investment opportunities in AI, while BiTender developed its specialized search engine using clusterization and data mining techniques to provide insights into open tenders, and was now exploring the opportunities to leverage deep learning to further enhance the platform. Although BiTender has ultimately chosen to continue as a privately funded company, Alex & Eugene found that they shared a common interest around investments, product development and, more specifically, AI.

Fast forward to 2018, Eugene & Alex reconnected again after accidentally discovering that they were now both working at Microsoft in Redmond. Given their continued shared passion for AI, Eugene & Alex decided to launch Evolution One together, a resource to structure & systematize AI landscape and make the multitude of developments happening in the field more transparent & easier to track.