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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$3M
Co-investors: Peter Levine (Andreessen Horowitz), John Thompson (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Jeff Richards (GGV Capital), Ross Mason (SignalFire), Alan Leong (Sand Hill Angels), Ihar Mahaniok (Geek Ventures), Sam Kwok (Garage Technology Ventures), Amos Ben-Meir (Sand Hill Angels), Paul Levine (Sapphire Ventures), Kevin Mahaffey (SNR), Nakul Mandan (Audacious Ventures), Jean Sini (Partech Ventures), Doug Pepper (ICONIQ Capital), Jake Seid (Ballistic Ventures), Yevgen Sysoyev (Aventures Capital), Ashish Toshniwal, Dharmesh Shah
Cherry Home
Seed RoundApr 2016$900K
Diamond Foundry
Series ANov 2015$50M
Co-investors: Mark Goldstein (Advisors Fund LLC), David Spector (ThirdLove), Owen Van Natta (Prefix Capital), Leonardo DiCaprio, Alison Pincus, Scott Banister, Mark Pincus, Jean Pigozzi
Kiana Analytics
Convertible NoteApr 2015$1M
Co-investors: Tom Chiu (Enspire Capital), Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures)
Series ANov 2014$7M
Co-investors: Sheel Tyle (Amplo), Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures), Keith Nilsson (Visionaire Ventures), Jerry Yang (AME Cloud Ventures), Sterling Witzke (Winklevoss Capital), Aaron Holiday (645 Ventures), Matthew Murphy (Montage Ventures), Luke Armour (Chaac Ventures), Tom Monahan, Mark Cuban, Key Compton, Mathieu Guerville
Seed RoundOct 2013$1.5M
Co-investors: Timothy Dick (Startup Capital Ventures), Ariel Poler (Human Augmentation Syndicate), Mark Gorenberg (Zetta Venture Partners), Robert Siegel (Piva 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: Konstantin Siniushin (the Untitled Ventures), 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