Alexander Galitsky

Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners.

Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners, a venture fund created on the basis of a "bridge" model with offices in Moscow (Russia) and Portola Valley (California, USA), established in 2008 with the participation of such anchor investors like Cisco, EBRD and IFC. Alexander is a well-known entrepreneur and inventor in the field of technology, founder and director of many successful technological companies in Russia, Europe and the United States. Prior to the Almaz Capital Partners creation, Alexander established the practice of investments in information and communication technologies in the Russian Technologies venture fund, one of the first venture capital funds in Russia, as well as made a number of successful private investments. The list of his completed and current investment projects includes: Parallels, Yandex, QIK (sold to Skype), Vyatta (sold to Brocade), Acumatica, Jelastic, NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), 2Can, Alawar, AlterGeo, SJLabs (sold to VocalTec), EverNote, GridGain , WikiMart, etc.

Prior to his investment career, he created and directed as CEO five successful companies in the field of software development, information security, Internet services, telecommunications and microelectronics, including "Elvis +», TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures) , ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor) and NPC ELVIS. Alexander was behind the creation of WiFi and VPN technologies and products on the world market in partnership with Sun Microsystems and was a pioneer of the Russian Internet industry in the 90s.

Before starting entrepreneurial activities, Mr.Galitsky was one of the key technical leaders in the Soviet space industry, holding the position of a chief designer of computer systems and software for satellites and systems, as well as for space digital communications, where he worked on the MIR Space Station. Alexander has more than 30 patents and inventions. Alexander Galitsky was recognized a "Pioneer in the field of technology" at Economic Forum in Davos in 2000, and independent agencies, including Forbes, called him the most powerful person in Russia in the field of information technology and the Internet. In 2012, he was nominated for the best decade venture investor in Europe, in 2013 he won the competition "Entrepreneur 2013" in Russia and received the title of the "Best general partner 2013" in the Russian venture industry.

Alexander graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering majoring Engineering/Physics and defended his Ph.D. thesis in "Technical cybernetics" on the base chair of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology at the Research Studies Institute of Microdevices NPO ELAS.

Alexander is a member of Skolkovo Supervisory Board and the chairman of RVC Advisory Board.