Investing Profile

Nurzhas Makishev

Investor

https://www.nkmcap.comBoston, Massachusetts
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Google Network
230 CONNECTIONS
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Network
118 CONNECTIONS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Network
108 CONNECTIONS
Oracle Network
41 CONNECTIONS
J.P. Morgan Network
33 CONNECTIONS
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Managing Partner
$25K - $750K
$100K
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Venture RoundApr 2016$1.5M
$7.5M
Co-investors: Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Kenneth Ballenegger (Oyster Ventures), Peter Livingston (Unpopular Ventures), Nathan Montone (M31 Capital), Ross Blankenship (Angel Kings), Eric Ver Ploeg (DTCP), Naval Ravikant (AngelList Syndicator), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Samvit Ramadurgam, Alex Pack
Seed RoundMar 2016$3.1M
$4.6M
Co-investors: Mitch Kapor (Kapor Capital), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Jacob Shea (Structure Capital), Jake Medwell (8VC), Jillian Manus (Structure Capital), Ammar Hanafi (Moment Ventures), Clint Chao (Moment Ventures), Mike Walsh (Structure Capital), mitch kapor, Cynthia Ringo, Steve Case, Joanna Rees
Venture RoundOct 2015
$61.1M
Co-investors: Scott Stanford (Sherpa Ventures), Hadley Harris (ENIAC Ventures), Tim Young (ENIAC Ventures), Vic Singh (ENIAC Ventures), Chaim Meir Tessler (OurCrowd), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Jai Choi (Tekton Ventures), Noah Pickholtz, Nihal Mehta, Richard Branson
Series ASep 2015$12.5M
$16.8M
Co-investors: Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Sunny Dhillon (Signia Venture Partners), Stewart Alsop (Alsop Louie Partners), David Beyer (Amplify Partners), Lee Linden (Quiet Capital), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Sam Altman (Hydrazine Capital), Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital), Eric Paley (Founder Collective), Michael Seibel (Y Combinator), Justin Kan (Goat Capital), Adam Smith (Bain Capital Ventures), Daniel Curran, Avichal Garg, Tikhon Bernstam
Series ASep 2015$12M
$14M
Co-investors: Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Barry Silbert (Digital Currency Group), David Gowdey (Jungle Ventures), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Jalak Jobanputra (Future Perfect Ventures), Saad AlSogair
Venture RoundSep 2015
$16M
A50K
Co-investors: Mark Siegel (Menlo Ventures), Dylan Taylor (Voyager Space Holdings), Chi Hua Chien (Goodwater), Chi-Hua Chien (Goodwater), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Matt Mazzeo (Coatue), Jai Choi (Tekton Ventures), Justin Waldron
Series AMay 2015$28M
$84.5M
Co-investors: Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Arjan Schütte (Core Innnovation Capital), Barry Silbert (Digital Currency Group), Ramtin Naimi (Abstract Ventures), James Sowers (GreaterGoodSociety), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital)
Seed RoundMay 2015$3M
$3M
Co-investors: Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Kenneth Ballenegger (Oyster Ventures)
Series BMay 2015$50M
$862M
Co-investors: Jan Hammer (Index Ventures), Dave Morin (Slow Ventures), Andrew Reed (Sequoia Capital), Kittu Kolluri (New Enterprise Associates), Vanessa Larco (New Enterprise Associates), Scott Sandell (New Enterprise Associates), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Ron Rofe (Vaizra Capital), Howard Lindzon (Social Leverage), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Calvin Broadus (Casa Verde Capital), Lee Linden (Quiet Capital), Tommy Leep (Jetstream), Nasir Jones (QueensBridge Venture Partners), Sheel Tyle (Amplo), Kevin Moore (KRM Interests LLC), Serik Kaldykulov (Elefund), Ashish Toshniwal, Todd Corenson, Terrence Rohan
Series AApr 2014$6.9M
$1.098B
Co-investors: Trae Stephens (Founders Fund), David Tisch (BoxGroup), Bill Trenchard (First Round Capital), Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures), Adam Rothenberg (BoxGroup), Jonathan Ehrlich (Foundation Capital), Garry Tan (Initialized Capital), Seth Berman (Susa Ventures), Roy Bahat (Bloomberg BETA), Lee Linden (Quiet Capital), Jeff Epstein (Bessemer Venture Partners), Dovey Wan (Danhua Capital), Paul Sethi (2048 Ventures), Paul Buchheit (Y Combinator), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Yuri Sagalov (10100), Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Sheel Mohnot (500 Startups), Scott Belsky, Scott Banister, Ram Shriram, Matt Humphrey, Joshua Reeves, Ashton Kutcher, Federico Pomi, Fabrice Grinda
Especially interested in Social AI, Decentralization via Blockchain, Space Technologies, Millennial Consumer, eSports
Not interested in Life Sciences, Games, Gambling, Cannabis, Lifestyle businesses
Partner NKM Capital2012 - Present
Product Strategy & Commercialization Google2014 - 2014
Product Strategy Manager, Software Engineer Oracle2009 - 2013
Cofounder Startups Inc2011 - 2012
Investment Banker J.P. Morgan2008 - 2008
Investment Banker Banc of America Securities2007 - 2007
Researcher MIT Media Lab2005 - 2007
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Master of Business Administration - MBA
National Physics and Mathematics School Valedictorian National Gold Medal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. Computer Science and Engineering; B.S., Economics; MIT max, completed: Mathematics, Management
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Master's degree MPA