Sergei is a visionary entrepreneur and investor with a focus on accelerating startups and raising funds in emerging sectors such as blockchain, Web3, biotech, and AI. Since 2016, Sergei has personally vetted and screened over 6,000 startups and helped raise an impressive $965 million for 35 projects through successful M&A deals and exits.
Sergei Kovalev, Founder & CEO
With 9 years of experience automating and scaling international startups, Ilya brings valuable expertise to the team. He launched a Singaporean startup from scratch to BestBuy shelves, created and operationally managed a 42-store retail chain in Russia with $10M/year revenue, and led an e-commerce startup with $2M/year revenue. As the COO, he provides operational leadership to the fund and creates autonomous, data-driven teams.
Take each startup in the funnel to pieces. Write analytical memos with expert opinions and results of the scoring process. Monitors the industry. Keep the team up to date on the latest trends. Have a strong finance and analytics background and expertise in data-driven decision-making.
Leads the product strategy, manages processes and makes the team work in a coherent and efficient way.