Gagarin invests throughout the world, capitalising on a wide network of local expertise and insight that provides competitive advantage in a variety of locales just where it is needed. It sources deals through its network of entrepreneurs and scientists in Silicon Valley, Russia, and the CIS.
Mikhail has done over 250 deals in 20 years of M&A and Private Equity. Ex-executive of Nafta-Moskva (one of Russia's most successful financial groups at the time). Former executive of AAR consortium (Alfa Group, Access Industries and Renova Group), management of 50% stake in TNK-BP, a joint venture of the largest oil companies of Russia and the UK. Mikhail holds CFA, ACMA and CGMA designations.
Anastasia is an expert in investors relations and public communications. She is also Managing Partner at MA Family, a tech-focused communications studio. She has a unique background as a reporter, an investor and a communications specialist. She did fascinating work with Facebook, Busfor, Houzz, and WeWork, was a Forbes writer and actively supports women in VC.
Prisma, a builder of AI-based mobile photo technologies. USA.
Wallarm, an AI-powered app security platform. USA.
Cherry Labs, AI which understands human behavior and context to turn human activity from video into data for enterprise clients. USA.
StyleHacks, an AI fashion assistant. USA.
Openland, a messaging app for professional communication and communities. USA.
ID R&D, a developer of frictionless biometric authentication and liveness detection. USA.
Spect, a full diagnosis from a retinal specialist – at the click of a button. USA.
Cureskin, an AI powered application that provides derma care through mobile devices. India.
Traverse, an AI-driven hydropower and wind focused engineering firm. Singapore.
GOSU Data Lab, a company with a focus on gaming data and AI. Lithuania.
EARTH AI, the world’s most efficient mineral explorer. Australia.
Winmill, a company building sports training robots. Latvia.
iFarm, an indoor farming solution provider. Finland.
Sterblue, AI-enabled drones for infrastructure inspection. Finland.
Regology, an AI-enabled platform for regulatory compliance. USA.
Sayana, an AI-based mental wellness app. USA.
Four Growers, an industrial automation platform that develops harvesting robots for greenhouses. USA.
Sixa, a full-scale computer that works right from the cloud through a client app. USA.
Rocketbody, the world's first ECG-based personal trainer. Belarus.
Kanishka is a CFO at SmartNews, a leading global news discovery company. He is a former technology investment banker, growth investor and industry executive.
Mel is an entrepreneur and an investor, former Vice President of Search Product Management at Yahoo. Before that, he spent 8 years at Google working with both the Search and Google.org teams. A former nuclear submarine officer.
MA Family is a team of communications experts with a deep understanding of tech and venture capital.
O2 Consulting provides financial and legal advice through a wide range of services.
SDVentures is an investment fund focused on social discovery and bringing people together.
This month the term of the 116th Congress of the United States came to an end, and the 117th Congress convened its first of two sessions, for a total term of 24 months. To get a sense of what could be expected as the transition is made from one Congress to the next, our portfolio company Regology performed an analysis of the legislative activity of the past 9 terms of Congress.
Mukund Goenka, co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Regology, shared his thoughts on how AI is transforming the legal system and what we can expect from this collaboration on the 5 to 10-year horizon.
An interview with Max Chizhov, co-founder and CEO of Helsinki-based iFarm, a startup founded in 2017 who are providing ‘plug&play’ automated vertical farms for stores, restaurants, warehouses and even homes.