Taras Pohrebniak

Hi, my name is Taras Pohrebniak.

I'm a product manager, developer, and author.
My passion is in AI and digital mental health.

My "Why"

In 2017, I went through a severe depression for the first time. I discovered that it's not one of those challenges that "make us stronger." It makes you weaker, without providing anything in return.

Overall, 67.5% of people who suffer from mental health issues do not get help. I want to build a solution to this problem and help everyone who fights the darkness.

Currently, I am CEO at Elomia, where our long-term goal is to create an AI-powered companion with the ability to provide therapy with a human-level effectiveness.

My Mental Health Products

Elomia ↗

An iOS app with an AI-powered friend that listens, understands, and provides mental health support 24x7.

It's my second startup on the mental health market. Right now we almost finished our tech and trying to get product-market-fit.

It was publically mentioned by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy and covered by many media outlets.

«№1 Ukraine-based early-stage startup» — uFuture
DreamSpace ↗

In 2017, I founded an online marketplace that made it easier and cheaper for people looking for a therapist to find one. The service matched therapists with patients, and provided billing and telemedicine solutions in Ukraine.

My Other Products

LskaBots ↗

In 2015, this started as my freelance project and turned out to be one of the first chatbot companies on the CIS market. We developed solutions for companies like MDK, BurgerKing, and others. Our chatbots served more than 10 million users in 30 countries.

AI Poetry
Poetry AI ↗

A pre-GPT era chatbot that created poetry. This started as a pet project and was acquired by a top Russian entertainment service two months after launch.

/dev/null ↗

I owned the entertainment part of Tproger Media, and led the content production team. Over two years we built a community from zero to 200K members. Today, about two million people interact with our projects on a monthly basis.

Secret Chat
Secret Chat ↗

I built a decentralized P2P messenger with 2048 bit RSA encryption. It works in browser and was written in just 50 lines of JavaScript. No installation, no login, no databases. Just copy a repository from GitHub, and you are ready to go.

russian version