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  • John Zdanowski
    PARTNER

    John Zdanowski is serial entrepreneur with experience growing companies from early stage startups to over $100 million in revenue.

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    John has led or arranged 16 acquisitions, one IPO, dozens of venture capital, private equity and debt transactions for companies he either founded or joined as CFO.

    John was the CFO of Second Life as it grew from $10m to $80m and generated tens of millions of dollars of free cash flow from the sale of virtual land and virtual currency. Prior to Second Life, John was the CFO of HouseValues as it grew from $20m to $100m in revenue. John led the $94m IPO of HouseValues in 2004. Prior to HouseValues, Zdanowski co-founded Affinity Internet, Inc. raising more than $60 million from investors include JP Morgan and Columbia Capital to build a highly profitable Web hosting company serving more than 200,000 small- and medium-sized businesses. Affinity was sold to Hostway in 2007.

    Zdanowski holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.

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  • Andrey Kazakov
    PARTNER

    Andrey founded and made the initial investments into Cloudmach, a 3D graphics software. Previously, he was a Sales executive for Image Analysis systems and software outsourcing to the US market. Andrey started his career as a software engineer developing operating systems and enterprise software at EMC. In 2008 Andrey received a MS in Economics from St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University.

  • Vladislav Sviblov
    PARTNER

    PhD in Economics. Between 2002-2006 Vladislav rose from Operational Manager to Senior Vice President at Rosbulding, a leading Russian holding company. In 2007 he founded GK GOLD, a metallurgy company specializing in nickel and gold. He is an active investor in real estate and venture capital. In 2006 Vladislav received a PhD in Economics from Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics

  • Eugene Levin
    TEAM

    Graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, MS. He worked as an Analyst and Project Manager within IT security, and used to develop proprietary Operating Systems, Firewalls and cryptography software. Eugene was also preparing IBM, HP and Alcatel-Lucent products for IT security certification procedure. He took part in patent development within IT security. Since 2011 Eugene has started working as a Senior Associate in Foresight Ventures.

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