The best entrepreneurs possess an unstoppable drive to succeed. They share a mindset and culture that requires no translation. It’s our privilege to work with them to achieve their ambitions.

NEWS & EVENTS

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September 18, 2014
San Francisco, CA
June 23, 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
March 3-5, 2014
Santa Clara, CA

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OUR TEAM

We have built reputations as professional, value-added investors and successful entrepreneurs. You’ll find we possess winning track-records and have held senior executive positions in the world’s leading technology companies, venture capital partnerships, and investment banking firms.

HOW WE WORK

We strive to provide our entrepreneurs and investment partners with extraordinary insights and global market expertise. Beyond providing venture capital, we work tirelessly across multiple time zones, open doors to unparalleled talent and a global network of relationships, and help pave the way for our companies to succeed around the world. In addition to years of both operational and investing experience in Silicon Valley, Russia, the CIS, and Europe, we have experience in engineering, business development, operations, sales and marketing, management consulting, strategic planning and banking. We possess an unrivaled experience base and know what it takes to make a business work.

OUR COMPANIES

We invest in companies that have strong management teams, large market opportunities, and possess either a proprietary technology or some other defensible and sustainable competitive advantage.

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STRATEGY

INVESTMENT FOCUS

We invest in highly-motivated, bright and passionate entrepreneurs — based in Silicon Valley or from Russia and surrounding countries — developing proven technologies that will serve global markets. The companies will be incorporated in western jurisdictions. Our investment activities are focused in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Internet Infrastructure & Services
  • Enterprise Software & Information Services
  • Digital Media
  • eCommerce
  • Mobile & Consumer Applications
  • Communications & Networking
  • Data Storage & Management

The best way to ensure that your idea or company gets the attention it deserves is to approach us with a referral from someone we know and trust. It’s often helpful to surround yourself with people on your board, in senior management positions or in key advisory roles who have established track records of success and relevant industry experience.

PROCESS

We typically begin by reviewing an executive summary that describes your business, which should include a description of your product or service, the market (target customer, size of opportunity, etc.) the team and their relevant experience, list of major competitors and your competitive differentiators, your current status and results (e.g. operational and financial metrics on a monthly basis, if any, helps to see your dynamics), and some high level financial projections.

Your executive summary will be evaluated by one of our partners. After we understand the underlying idea behind your company and whether it’s a good fit for our fund, we will invite you to show us a presentation with founders and key employees. Once we complete initial due diligence and review of your business plan, we will negotiate the price and terms of an investment and obtain conditional approval from our partnership based on the price and terms negotiated. We will then propose a non-binding term sheet. Once the term sheet is mutually accepted, definitive agreements will be drafted. Upon completion of definitive agreements and final due diligence (including personal reference checks), we can obtain final approval from our partnership, execute the definitive agreements, and transfer funds.

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Contact

RUSSIA
5 Lesnaya St., Building "B"
Moscow, Russia, 125047
+7 495 636 28 16
UNITED STATES
3274 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
+1 650 644 4530
+1 855 GO ALMAZ (855 462 5629)

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