Investing Profile

Pavel Cherkashin(795)


gva.capitalSan Francisco, California

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GVA Capital Managing Partner
$500K - $20.0M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Seed RoundAug 2016$2M
Co-investors: Jeff Richards (GGV Capital), Peter Levine (Andreessen Horowitz), Ross Mason (SignalFire), Sam Kwok (Garage Technology Ventures), Jean Sini (Partech Partners), Doug Pepper (ICONIQ Capital), Nakul Mandan (Audacious Ventures), Jake Seid (Stone Bridge Ventures), Paul Levine (Sapphire Ventures), Kevin Mahaffey (SNR), Amos Ben-Meir (Sand Hill Angels), Dharmesh Shah, Ashish Toshniwal
Cherry Home
Seed RoundApr 2016$900K
Co-investors: Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management), Sunny Kumar (GSR Ventures)
Diamond Foundry
Series ANov 2015$100M
Co-investors: Mark Pincus, Scott Banister
Kiana Analytics
Convertible NoteApr 2015$1M
Co-investors: Tom Chiu (Enspire Capital), Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures)
Series ANov 2014$7M
Co-investors: Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures), Keith Nilsson (Visionaire Ventures), Jerry Yang (AME Cloud Ventures), Sheel Tyle (Amplo), Sterling Witzke (Winklevoss Capital), Aaron Holiday (645 Ventures), Matthew Murphy (Montage Ventures), Mark Cuban, Mathieu Guerville
Seed RoundOct 2013$1.5M
Co-investors: Ariel Poler (Human Augmentation Syndicate), Mark Gorenberg (Zetta Venture Partners), Robert Siegel (XSeed Capital), Richard Boyle (Canaan Partners), Will Mcclelland (Grace Beauty Capital)
Seed RoundSep 2013$500K
Co-investors: Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management), Sergey Gribov (Flint Capital)
Seed RoundAug 2013$1M
Co-investors: Igor Ryabenkiy (Altair Capital Management)
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