Meet ListenUp: Scottsdale-based artificial intelligence storytelling app

Published: 02/14/2023

App Founders Igor and Irina Ilyinsky share why they chose Greater Phoenix 

As a region, we’re in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial technology-focused companies that are committed to improving the region, and ListenUp is one of those companies. Learn more about its story from Founders Igor and Irina Ilyinsky on why they chose Greater Phoenix. 

What city in Arizona is your company located in?


What is your company’s mission?

To make every place more interesting. 

How did you come up with the idea for your company?

We had bad user experiences while traveling. 

What makes your product/technology unique and different?

Our app uses AI to source data and is completely free in 22 languages. 

Explain why you chose Greater Phoenix to grow your company:

We fell in love with the area. 

Why is Greater Phoenix a great place to develop, implement and scale this technology?

Manageable market, excellent weather, friendly people, solid infrastructure, forward-thinking. 

What’s the tech community like in Greater Phoenix? Is it easy to meet other people in the tech sector?

The community is small and friendly, so your top contacts are only one or two degrees away. 

In your opinion, why should someone work in tech in Greater Phoenix?

There are great ground-level opportunities to learn and get involved in some great tech. 

Are you hiring?

In the future we will be hiring AI talent, programmers and business development staff. 

Find out more about ListenUp on LinkedIn.

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