Managing partner and co-founder, Runa Capital
Dmitry Chikhachev is co-founder and managing partner at Runa Capital, $135M venture fund. His interests span internet, mobile, virtualization and could computing. He led deal execution for NGINX, Jelastic, LinguaLeo, Ecwid, Cellrox, Capptain and other Runa companies. Dmitry is a ‘hands on’ active investor and helps portfolio companies with fundraising, strategy, recruitment and technology.
Dmitry has over 18 years track record as business executive with broad cross-functional experience. Most recently Dmitry was COO/acting CEO of Uvenco Holding, responsible for the stat-up and successful roll-out of the company, which under his leadership has become the leading operator in the field of automated trade in Russian market. Previously Dmitry served as Business Development Director at Ritzio Group, one of the top gaming operators in Eastern Europe, where he headed international business development and managed investment projects – including M&A and greenfield – in Latvia, Romania, Germany, South/Latin America, growing Ritzio international business from zero to $75M.
Dmitry holds MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He also has completed an MBA curriculum, graduation with highest honors from the American Institute of Business and Economics.