Lee Wilkins, the founder of MyKinda recently revealed on its blog that MyKinda is closing operations in Russia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Lee will only keep blogging in Romania where MyKinda was started last summer. Apparently, Lee was trying to raise external funding after bootstrapping the business for several months but it likely was without much success.
Back in December 2007, I met with Svetlana Gladkova, the Russian editor of MyKinda. It was at Le Web 3 conference in Paris. She is a very kind person and industrious blogger.
Svetlana is marketing manager at Profy, a social blogging platform that recently launched into private alpha testing. Profy is being developed in Novosibirsk, Russia. It is one of few web startups from Russia that strive to bring people new web experience and compete globally. I wish Svetlana and Profy every success in their business.