Alexander Galitsky is a Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners, a venture fund which is backed by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC, which he co-founded in 2008. Alexander is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor. He serves as Member of the Skolkovo Foundation Board and as Member of Skoltech Board of Trustees. Alexander was honored numerous times as the most influential person in the Russian IT and Internet industry by Forbes, best GP of 2013 by Venture Awards, EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Russia in 2013, was nominated for best venture capitalist of the last decade in Europe in 2012 by Investor AllStars and named "Technology Pioneer" at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000. Sasha was a President of the first Russian TechTour in 2004. Prior to his investment career, he founded five successful high-tech companies. He has over 30 patents for numerous inventions, including parallel processing, WiFi and VPN security technologies.
Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT; Energy; Clean Technology; Environment; Space & Defense; Aeronautics; Automotive; Software; IT Services; Communications; Internet Applications & Portals; Software & IT Services; Webmedia; Mobile Applications; Communications & Network Systems (incl. Satellite Comms); Web & Mobility; Cloud & Big data; Security & Cyber Security
Market: Internet; Aerospace & Defense; Automotive & Transportation & Logistics
Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital invests in early stage, capital efficient technology companies. The team connects entrepreneurs and engineering talent in untapped emerging tech regions working in high-growth sectors such as enterprise and cloud computing, mobile, Internet infrastructure and services, data storage and management, and ecommerce. The fund's investors include Cisco, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and International Finance Corporation (IFC). The following companies are among Almaz Capital's realized exits: nScaled acquired by Acronis in 2014; Vyatta, acquired by Brocade in 2012; Qik, acquired by Skype in 2011; and Yandex, IPO 2011. Recent investments include: MakeTime; Sensity, funded along with Radar Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures; Content Analytics, funded along with dunnhumby Ventures; GoodData, funded along with Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital & Tenaya; CarPrice; Petcube and Cinarra, funded along with Cisco. www.almazcapital.com
Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT; Life Sciences; Energy; Clean Technology; Environment; Software & IT Services
Geography: United States of America; Eastern Europe