Runa Capital is a $135M technology-focused venture capital firm whose Partners and LPs have created or incubated companies with more than US $10 billion in assets. Runa capital was established to seek growth opportunities in the rapidly growing areas of the tech sector, with specific focus on cloud computing and other hosted services, virtualization and mobile applications. The key execution point is to select promising teams and drive and support them in the global marketplace, turning them into international champions. Founded by Serguei Beloussov, Ilya Zubarev (founders of Parallels and Acronis), Dmitry Chikhachev (Ericsson, Ritzio, Uvenco) Runa Capital is run by a team of successful entrepreneurs, most of whom have worked together for over 15 years. Runa Capital’s investments announced to date include: Nginx, Jelastic, Metabar, BigTime® Software, Ecwid, StopTheHacker, Capptain, B2B-Center, Zopa, Mambu, VentureRocket, Infratel, LinguaLeo, Dnevnik.ru and more.
Founded in 2008, the Almaz Capital team practices a “geo-connect strategy” focused on early and expansion stage venture investments in high-growth tech sectors including enterprise and cloud computing, mobile, internet infrastructure and services, data storage and management, and ecommerce with an emphasis on Series A rounds in capital efficient businesses. Almaz Capital investors include Cisco, EBRD and IFC.The following companies are among Almaz Capital’s realized exits over the last three years: Qik, acquired by Skype in 2011; Yandex, IPO 2011; and Vyatta, acquired by Brocade in 2012. Almaz Capital has offices in Silicon Valley and in Moscow. For more information, please visit http://www.almazcapital.com.
Maxfield Capital – we help startups go global. We specialize on early stage opportunities that are prepared to tackle global markets. Our original approach aims at creating global success stories by bridging the gap between high quality engineering and commercial execution. Some startups suffer from scarcity of technical talent, the others from the lack of business scaling skills or small domestic markets. We help them to bridge these gaps by connecting superb global entrepreneurs with top-notch technical talent. This is a key value-add to our portfolio companies.
Today we prioritize post-PC era technologies that narrow the divide between humans and machines. These technologies have potential to create significant impact in the years to come.
- Big data and analytics, cognitive computing and Internet of Things provide decision support with automation to humans and awareness with intelligence to machines
- Enterprise of the future embraces technologies that augment, replace or work together to improve productivity, transform customer experience and gain competitive advantage
- Always/everywhere platform and applications including ambient and location intelligence, gestures control, mobile health monitoring, and virtual assistance among others.
Our team of experienced professionals has strong technology operating background, solid venture investing experience and long history in key global innovation ecosystems.