Dmitry Chikhachev

Dmitry Chikhachev is an investor and business executive with more than 18 years of extensive cross-functional experience.

Currently, Dmitry is the Managing Partner at Runa Capital where he focuses on closing deals, managing portfolio companies and the fund’s performance. He is a co-founder of the fund and led the fundraising process for Runa Fund I. Runa Capital is  technology-focused venture capital firm whose investments have created or incubated companies with more than US$10 billion in assets. It was established to seek growth opportunities in the rapidly growing areas of the tech sector, with specific focus on cloud computing and other hosted services, virtualization and mobile applications. The key execution point is to select promising teams and drive and support them in the global marketplace, turning them into international champions. Named by Techcrunch as “the leading fund investing in Russia”.

Most recently Dmitry was COO/acting CEO of Uvenco Holding, responsible for the start-up and successful roll-out of the company which under his leadership has become the leading operator in the field of automated trade in the Russian market.

PreviouslyDmitry 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 Chikhachev also served as HR Director for LM ERICSSON International, a world-wide provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators, where he managed all HR-related processes and recruiting across 7 CIS countries.

Dmitry holds an MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He  also completed an MBA curriculum, graduating with highest honors from the American Institute of Business and Economics.
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