Stronger
with Vibranium

We are a venture fund with an investment focus on future champions with global ambitions

We are looking for:

Fast-growing B2B SaaS companies with:

An operating product bringing in $40K+ MRR on the US market through an incorporated US entity

No more than 3 years of operations

An allocation of up to $500K in the current round (seed, pre-series A)

A valuation cap under $25M

3X annual revenue growth (MoM 15%+) and ambition to grow to $100M ARR in 5 years

A proven product market fit and traction

Our portfolio

Our League of Champions

Everytale

MR·NET

Otis

IVM Markets

iSchoolConnect

PicUP

Our Team

Investment manager

Eugeny Klykov

Chief Business Development Officer

Alexander Zhulyev

Associate

Valentina Pidgaina

Chief Operating Officer

Olga Sokurova

Co-founder and Partner

Kirill Timofeev

Founder and General Partner

Zamir Shukho

Investment Manager

Eugeny Klykov

Associate

Alexander Zhulyev

Chief Operating Officer

Olga Sokurova

Co-founder and Partner

Kirill Timofeev

Founder and General Partner

Zamir Shukho

Our Team

Chief Business Development Officer

Valentina Pidgaina

Zamir Shukho
Founder and General Partner
Zamir is the founder and general partner of the Vibranium.VC fund, as well as the Managing partner of the Global Venture Alliance (GVA). He is a serial entrepreneur who created 10 companies and organizations, a business angel/investor, an expert in venture capital, management, acceleration, corporate innovation and marketing with over 19 years of professional experience.

Formerly Managing Partner of GVA Capital Fund 1, Zamir is now partner of GVA LaunchGurus Fund 1. He was included in the TOP-30 of the most prominent participants in the venture capital industry according to MoneytoStartup. Zamir lectures on innovations at a number of EMBA programs, mentors startups, and is a certified coach of the Stanford I2M program. His writing has appeared in a number of leading media outlets, including Forbes Russia. Zamir has 39 letters of professional commendation from UNESCO, IBM, PepsiCo, IKEA and many other companies and organizations.

Under Zamir’s leadership, over 550 events were organized and 40 accelerators were created, including MEGA Accelerator, PepsiCo Lab, MTS Startup HUB, Startup Kazakhstan, Faberlic Accelerator, GVA TeenStart, SteelTech Accelerator, ED2 EdTech Accelerator, Tech Export to India. Participation in these and other leading programs exceeded 1250 startups.

GVA received a number of awards, including as the World No. 1 Private Business Accelerator in 2019 and Triumph of Innovation in 2021 by UBI Global. GVA funds have invested about $ 150 mln in 220+ startups around the world.

Zamir is married, has three children and a dog. He loves sports, yachting and other outdoor activities. In his spare time. Zamir engages in volunteering and charity work.
Kirill Timofeev
Co-founder and Partner
Kirill launched his business career at the age of 20, when he organized a professional MMA team. As a manager, he assembled young athletes and boosted their careers to the next level — most of them have reached world-class leagues.

In Events Marketing, he invented and organized Upward Motion — a unique forum that supported young and dedicated people from the provinces.

At the Global Venture Alliance, Kirill was in charge of promoting start-up acceleration programs. He also worked as an ESG communications consultant and was responsible for several global brands’ international projects at the Dear Editors agency.

His first university qualification was in sports rehabilitation for people with disabilities. When he was 23, he received an MBA in Strategic Management.

He then completed Skolkovo Business School’s Digital Transformation Management program.

Kirill spends his free time with his wife and son, and enjoys surfing.
Olga Sokurova
Chief Operating Officer
Olga is the Chief Operating Officer at the Vibranium.VC fund and the former COO of Global Venture Alliance. She is an expert in taxation, management and finance. Her career spans over 23 years, five of which have been in the USA.
Olga received a combined Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from the Kabardino-Balkarian State University (KBSU). She also holds a Diploma in Russian Federation Taxation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as a certificate in Strategic Planning from Baruch College in New York.
Olga is married and has two children. She loves outdoor activities and reading. In her spare time, Olga is involved in volunteer activities.
Valentina Pidgaina
Chief Business Development Officer
Valentina is the Chief Business Development Officer at Vibranium.VC. She was previously a scout at MTS Startup Hub and a project director at Global Venture Alliance. Valentina has more than 7 years of experience in the innovation ecosystem: she was responsible for the development and implementation of corporate and industry acceleration programs, soft-landing programs for international startups, as well as corporate programs in Silicon Valley, including startup scouting for corporate departments in the MTS StartUp Hub.

Valentina holds a degree in International Economic Relations & Tourism from the Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics.

She is passionate about martial arts, and has the first dan in Taekwon-Do ITF.
Alexander Zhulyev
Associate
Alexander is an analyst with experience in PE funds and international companies. He is an expert in market research and trends analysis, due diligence, and valuation.

Alexander graduated with honors from the University of Economics with a degree in Finance. Valuation (PWC), Risk Management (E&Y). FFMS Certificate.
Eugeny Klykov
Investment Manager
Eugeny is an investment manager with experience in management consulting, M&A, and alternative investments. Before joining Vibranium.VC, he worked in the IT sector.

Eugeny holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Institute of Radio Engineering, and an MBA from the American Institute of Business and Economics.

Newsroom

In October 2019, Jensen Juan was named “The best CEO of the year”

Why Jensen Huang is the best CEO in the world

27.01.2020

“WinterIsland”workshop: the view of the participants of the Export track

I discarded all my hypotheses on market entry strategies and formed new ones

21.01.2020
18.08.2021

The soft landing program "Tech Export to India" is looking for startups

“Tech Export to India” accelerator is looking for 30 technology companies

© vibranium.vc, 2021 | Fund Vibranium Venture Capital

Address
123112, Moscow, nab. Presnenskaya, 12, Federation Tower, West, fl. 40, suite #9
  • 01.20.2023
    It is another great milestone for Vibranium.VC to be featured as a Top Investor by SeedRound Info alongside with key venture players such as Y Combinator and Liquid2 Venture.

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  • 12.21.2022
    It’s Vibranium.VC’s first birthday, and to commemorate this special occasion, we decided to take a little walk down memory lane. We’ve had the time of our lives so far meeting incredible people and investing in disruptive technologies.

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  • 12.05.2022

    Vibranium.VC invests $100K in Best of Stonks Fund

    By becoming an LP of the Fund, Vibranium.VC gains access to an index of the most promising B2B SaaS startups and builds an early relationship with potential Vibranium portfolio companies.
  • 11.28.2022
    In October 2022 Vibranium.VC added a new startup to its portfolio — an Israeli AI-powered optimization and personalization platform PicUp that adds customized interactive digital layers to outbound calls. We want to know more about each project — its story, ups and downs, challenges and valuable lessons learned along the way.

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  • 11.24.2022

    Vibranium.VC adds PicUP startup to its portfolio

    Vibranium.VC invested in PicUP in the seed round. This startup is an AI-powered optimization and personalization platform for outbound sales and customer service calls. PicUP became the sixth company in the Vibranium.VC portfolio alongside other promising B2B SaaS solutions.
  • 11.17.2022

    iSchoolConnect raises funds from Vibranium.VC to fuel its expansion plans

    The Vibranium.VC fund is always looking for the next big thing – not only when it comes to revenue, but also in terms of market disruption and positive societal impact. With that in mind, Vibranium.VC is excited to put the spotlight on its next portfolio company – iSchoolConnect.
  • 11.16.2022

    Stronger with Vibranium: first Softlanding program for SaaS B2B startups launched

    Vibranium.VC’s Softlanding program is a free of charge practical online program for talented, active, and ambitious entrepreneurs ready to relocate their business to the US and enter a fast-growing market.
  • 09.24.2022
    Vibranium.VC invests in IVM Markets
    We are thrilled to introduce our new portfolio company - IVM Markets- a Saas investment content generation portal, which empowers financial distributors and resellers of structured products. The company and the people behind it are disrupting the financial industry by providing an alternative route to design, price and risk manage customized investments.
  • 08.25.2022
    Vibranium.VC invests in Otis AI
    Today, we’re excited to announce our investment in Otis AI, an all-in-one digital marketing assistant for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that helps clients launch data-driven campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Google in minutes.
  • 06.28.2022
    Vibranium.VC opened an office in Silicon Valley
    Global venture capital investment in 2021 reached a record $621 billion, and almost half of it - $311 billion - came from the U.S. venture capital market.
  • 05.11.2022
    Vibranium.VC closes a $250,000 deal
    The fund invested in MR-NET (MotionRay) - a platform for accessing the Internet anywhere in the world. This is a tech startup operating in the US, Europe, and China. Investments will be directed to the development of sales in the respective markets.
  • 05.11.2022
    DUE DILIGENCE: DO’S and DON'TS
    Due Diligence is a comprehensive independent assessment of a company initiated by an investor who wants to finance the company or by a business owner who wants to conduct an expert assessment of the company's state of affairs.
  • 04.19.2022
    Vibranium.VC invests in online event platform Everytale
    The $200k investment will be used to drive sales in the U.S. and expand the product line. Everytale is a platform for hybrid and online events (conferences, exhibitions, summits, webinars, workshops, and online courses).
  • 03.15.2022
    The 6T Methodology. What does an early-stage investor look at?
    Zamir Shukho, General Partner of the Vibranium.VC speaks about one of the interesting innovative approaches actively used in Silicon Valley - 6T methodology for the early-stage startups evaluation.
  • 01.28.2022
    Our task is to find the DNA of the future champion
    Zamir Shukho talks about the fund’s strategy, attractive areas for venture investors, as well as the problems of the CIS startups.

FAQ

In October 2019, Jensen Juan was named “The best CEO of the year”

Why Jensen Huang is the best CEO in the world

27.01.2020

“WinterIsland”workshop: the view of the participants of the Export track

I discarded all my hypotheses on market entry strategies and formed new ones

21.01.2020
18.08.2021

The soft landing program "Tech Export to India" is looking for startups

“Tech Export to India” accelerator is looking for 30 technology companies

© vibranium.vc, 2021 | Fund Vibranium Venture Capital

Address
123112, Moscow, nab. Presnenskaya, 12, Federation Tower, West, fl. 40, suite #9