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Denis Kalyshkin, Principal at I2BF Global Ventures, and invited speaker Egor Abramov, Principal at Fort Ross Ventures, will discuss why the Eastern Europe is a gold mine and how startup can get on the radar of the Fort Ross Ventures.
Egor is a Principal at Fort Ross Ventures. He has 10+ years of wide-ranging international experience in venture capital, private equity, and investment banking both in Moscow and London.
Egor has a vast PE/VC track record, from mature TMT companies to early-stage startups in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Russia. At different stages of his career he has been in charge of execution, lead gen, portfolio management and investment process design across all geographies and industries.
Apart from his family and career, Egor devotes much time to sailing. He considers it a pure venture sport that helps to cleanse the mind, soothe the soul, and raise the fighting spirit.
Egor has a BSc and MSc from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies as well as an MSc from New Economic School. These are two leading Russian universities in math, physics, and economics. In addition, Egor has also studied at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business; he holds the prestigious, international CFA designation.
Denis Kalyshkin is a principal at I2BF Global Ventures. He has 6+ year experience investing in Vertical SaaS, Industry 4.0, AI, AR/VR, IoT, RPA & automation startups at Seed and pre-series A stages. Denis also runs a non-profit intitative Ask VC (ask-vc.com) promoting entrepreneurship in Emerging countries.
Fort Ross Ventures
I2BF Global Ventures
Denis Kalyshkin is a principal at I2BF Global Ventures, a New York venture capital firm. He has 6+ years investing globally in boring and unsexy industries like Manufacturing, Construction, or Utility disrupted by Frontier Tech such as Vertical SaaS, AI, AR, VR, IoT, Robotics & Automation, and other B2B solutions. Prior to joining I2BF, he held various positions in sales and analytics and co-founded a startup in the marketing tech sector. Aside from his current position at I2BF, Denis runs a non-profit initiative Ask VC promoting entrepreneurship in emerging countries, mentoring startups, and holding webinars.
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