French Tech Investors based in Moscow


Dmitry Chikhashev

Managing Partner 

@ Runa Capital

Dmitry Chikhachev is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner since August 2010 at Runa Capital, 270M$ venture fund. His investment interests span cloud computing, hosted services, virtualization and complex software and IT-solutions for fintech, education, healthcare and social. He led deal execution for NGINX, Jelastic, LinguaLeo, Ecwid, Cellrox, Capptain and other Runa companies. He is known in France for managing French startup Capptain’ investment project which has been acquired by Microsoft in May 2014.


Pascal Clément 


@ Direct Group / Fast Lane Ventures

Pascal Clément serves as the Founder and President at Direct Group, Fast Lane Ventures and Simile Venture Partners. He has over 20 years experience of business development in the Russian market and possesses a unique understanding of consumer behavior as well as deep experience in driving companies from the creation through rapid growth in retail/distance selling, technology/internet, financial services and logistics. His success stories include projects such as, JV with Otto Group, NaDom Group, PromoPost, RusBeauty, Teleperformance, RusFinance Bank, WomanJournal and others.


Alexander Turkot 

Founder and Managing Partner 

@ Maxfield Capital 

Alexander has over twenty-five years of global experience in venture investing and IT/Telecom management. Prior to Maxfield Capital, Alexander served as head of Skolkovo IT Cluster, CEO of My Space CIS, and as Project Leader in various IBM structures for Fortune TOP-500 corporations. Alexander is recognized as an industry leader and a member of several industry groups including Microsoft Seed Fund selection committee. He is a member of the board of directors of several technology companies in the US, Israel and Eastern Europe.

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