Investing Profile

Pavel Cherkashin(795)

VC

http://www.gva.capitalSan Francisco, California
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GVA Capital Managing Partner
$500K - $20.0M
$3.0M
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Seed RoundAug 2016$120K
$100.12M
Co-investors: Jeff Richards (GGV Capital), Peter Levine (Andreessen Horowitz), Ross Mason (SignalFire), Nakul Mandan (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Jean Sini (Partech Partners), Sam Kwok (Garage Technology Ventures), Doug Pepper (ICONIQ Capital), Paul Levine (Sapphire Ventures), Ashish Toshniwal, Kevin Mahaffey, Nakul Mandan, Dharmesh Shah, Jake Seid
Seed RoundApr 2016$900K
$6.94M
Co-investors: Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management)
Series ANov 2015$100M
$150M
Co-investors: Scott Banister, Mark Pincus
Convertible NoteApr 2015$1M
$1M
Co-investors: Tom Chiu (Enspire Capital), Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures)
Series ANov 2014$7M
$28.225M
Co-investors: Aaron Holiday (645 Ventures), Sterling Witzke (Winklevoss Capital), Keith Nilsson (Visionaire Ventures), Sheel Tyle (Amplo), Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures), Matthew Murphy (Montage Ventures), Mark Cuban
Seed RoundOct 2013$1.5M
$1.5M
Co-investors: Robert Siegel (XSeed Capital), Mark Gorenberg (Zetta Venture Partners), Ariel Poler (Human Augmentation Syndicate), Will Mcclelland (Grace Beauty Capital), Richard Boyle (Canaan Partners)
Seed RoundSep 2013$500K
$500K
Co-investors: Sergey Gribov (Flint Capital), Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management)
Seed RoundAug 2013$1M
$1.425M
Co-investors: Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management)
Seed RoundAug 2013$121.7K
$121.7K
Seed RoundAug 2012$700K
Angel RoundAug 2011$1.2M
Seed RoundAug 2011$25K
$1.925M
Co-investors: Sergey Gribov (Flint Capital)
Early-stage technology startups with proven product traction and scientific invention as key competitive advantage (revenue is good to have but not a requirement) Examples: Artificial intelligence / neural networks Autonomous vehicles / self-driving cars Deep tech Cannabis (hemp) Silicon / new chips / edge computing Video processing on the edge Innovation for oil and gas / metallurgy / coal and other "old" industries Consumer financial services (scoring, credit, factoring, freelancer financing)
Not interested in technologies that (1) hard to scale (2) require a lot of capital to win (3) I don't understand (4) evil Examples include: - Vertical marketplaces (too expensive to scale, CAC>LTV) - Tobacco/vaping (evil) - Blockchain for X (too early) - ICOs
Managing Partner GVA Capital2015 - Present
General Manager, Consumer & Online - Russia Microsoft2009 - 2011
Country Manager - Russia & CIS Adobe Systems2006 - 2009
Country Manager, Russia & CIS Siebel Systems2004 - 2006
Director Sputnik Labs2001 - 2004
CEO Actis Systems1997 - 2000
Stanford Continuing Studies Continuing Studies Degree Creative Writing, A
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Computer Science
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) BS Computer Science in Global Ecology
Moscow School #5 (1230) Master of Science (MS) Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology