Prior to co-founding Almaz Capital Partners, Alexander formed the Information and Communications Technology investment practice at Russian Technologies (RT), one of the first venture capital funds in Russia. Alexander is also co-founder and advisor at Runa Capital. He has been involved in the investment community since 2003, prior to which, he founded and led five successful companies in the software, communications, semiconductor, internet and security sectors. Alexander has also been an individual investor and advisory/board member to a number of companies, including Magnifire (now F5), Parallels, Start-Telecom, NavMaps (now TeleAtlas), Acronis, S-Terra and PGP. In 1993, he negotiated the first overseas and direct investment ever made by Sun Microsystems and pioneered in WiFi and VPN development. He is also a Board Member at Skolkovo Foundation. He was named Technology Pioneer by Davos World Economic Forum in 2000.
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