Partner at Kismet Capital Group, which raised the first Nasdaq SPAC out of Russia in 2020. 13 years at Goldman Sachs SSG, most recently as Exec Director. Executed GS investments in HH (#1 Rus job board, Nasdaq: HHR), CIAN (Russia's Zillow), OneTwoTrip (Russia's Expedia), Kaspi (Kazakh fintech leader), IXC (Russia's Equinix). Angel & board observer in Miro and Dostavista.
Key expertise: Negotiations, Fundraising, Investment analysis, Equity story.
Fun fact: Odessa-born Brooklyn-raised Harvard-educated US expat living in Moscow. Started my VC career by accepting equity in exchange for rent from my flatmate, Aleks Shamis.
Founder and CEO at Miro — leading whiteboard platform with 10m+ users and 95% Fortune 100 customers. Raised over $75 mln from top global VCs including Accel, Iconiq and others. Built a team of 500+ awesome Mironeers across the globe.
Key expertise: B2B SaaS, Team building, Product design and GTM strategy.
Fun fact: Also known as a famous singer behind the super hit "Topoliny pukh".
As a partner and head of growth, helped grow Dostavista.global from $5m to over $100m in GMV and operations in ten countries. We built a product that gives jobs to millions of people and powers millions of small businesses across the globe.
Key expertise: Marketplaces, Product development, Fundraising, People.
Fun fact: While running my first company I had to bootstrap for several years, with only income coming from late-night poker games at underground poker rooms.
Founder and ex-CEO of Food Party, later Yandex.Chef — Russian largest meal kit delivery service acquired by Yandex (Russian largest tech corp) in 2020.
Key expertise: D2C e-commerce, Foodtech, Marketing & brand building.
Fun fact: Could be a great tennis player in a parallel universe.
Founder of Webinar Group, one of the leading B2B SaaS companies in Russia and Eastern Europe with 8M monthly users and 200+ employees, which includes the leading Russian webconferencing service Webinar.ru, virtual events service COMDI and knowledge sharing platform We.Study. Webinar Group is venture backed by Intel and EBRD in 2014th.
Key expertise: B2B SaaS, Video collaboration.
Fun fact: A thai-boxer turned into yoga practitioner.
Failed twice before founding a super effective fintech company Payment Systems with 20m installs / 5m MAU and profit per employee > Amazon, Tencent and PayPal. Runs our legendary community's camp on Burning Man.
Key expertise: Human connection, Interpersonal dynamics.
Fun fact: Ex-military officer, served at two armed conflicts.
Partner, Global Co-Head of Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital at DLA Piper, top international law firm.
Key expertise: Legal expertise in corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters for companies in the technology and emerging growth sectors.
Fun fact: Swam across the Bosporus Strait.