Stronger
with Vibranium

Vibranium.VC — a venture fund that invests in future champions ready to enter global market

Silicon Valley early stage venture fund. Building a fast growing company and bringing it to the international market is an ambitious task. We believe that only true champions can do it. At Vibranium.VC we are able to find those champions in the early stages of their development and to give them help and support to grow through the difficult stages.

Managing partners of the Fund are serial entrepreneurs and investors with extensive experience in startups. In addition to investments, we are ready to offer our long term expertise in the field of startup acceleration, corporate innovation, softlanding and business scaling. Adding to this our extensive network of international and local contacts with market players, you will definitely get not just money, but smart money with a network.

Our investments focus is on startups with global ambitions, ready to enter their first foreign market. We are mainly looking for IT solutions with B2B business models, based on advanced technologies and with high potential for rapid growth and scaling.

Our team will be happy to meet if the above matches your vision of partnership. Let's build future unicorns together. We suggest filling out a special FORM to start a productive dialogue.
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In Vibranium.VC we are aware of an infinite number of winding paths to success in entrepreneurship. But one thing we know for sure, none of those paths is easy. We are here to make that journey rewarded because we believe in you. At Vibranium Venture Capital we work closely and considerately with projects and their founders originating from different groups or less represented categories: women, refugees, emigrants, ethnic minorities, etc. We believe that our portfolio is enriched by such companies and that they should be addressed individually, nonetheless, equally, along with other portfolio companies. Every startup gets stronger with Vibranium.

We are looking for:

Fast growing IT (B2B SaaS) companies with:

An operating product with sales of $ 20k+ MRR

A team of 5+ talents, one of whom is fluent in English

Looking for up to $ 500k in current round

Have a working strategy for entering the global market with product market fit and traction

A startup with global ambitions and 2X annual growth

A company valuation cap less than $ 20M

Our portfolio

Our League of Champions

Our Team

Investment manager

Eugeny Klykov

Associate

Alexander Zhulyev

Chief Operating Officer

Olga Sokurova

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Kirill Timofeev

Founder and General Partner

Zamir Shukhov

Chief marketing officer

Ella Shukhova

Investment Manager

Eugeny Klykov

Associate

Alexander Zhulyev

Chief Operating Officer

Olga Sokurova

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Kirill Timofeev

Founder and General Partner

Zamir Shukho

Our Team

Ella Shukho

Chief Marketing Officer

Zamir Shukho
Founder and General Partner
Founder and General Partner of Vibranium.VC fund, CEO and partner of the Global Venture Alliance, serial entrepreneur (created 10 companies and organizations), business angel/investor, expert in venture capital, management, acceleration, corporate innovation and marketing over 19 years of professional career.

Former Managing Partner of GVA Capital Fund 1, partner of GVA LaunchGurus Fund 1, mentor of startups, author of a column in Forbes Russia and 49 publications in leading media, certified coach of the Stanford I2M program. Included in the TOP-30 of the most prominent participants in the venture capital industry according to MoneytoStartup. Lecturer of EMBA programs on innovations.

Under his management, 550+ events were organized and 40 accelerators were created: MEGA Accelerator, PepsiCo Lab, MTS Startup HUB, Startup Kazakhstan, Faberlic Accelerator, GVA TeenStart, SteelTech Accelerator, ED2 EdTech Accelerator, ForestTech Accelerator, Tech Export to India, and many other leading programs with over 1250 startups.

GVA has 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 has 39 professional commendations from the UNESCO, IBM, PepsiCo, IKEA and many other significant organizations.

He is married with three children & a dog, loves sports, yachting and outdoor activities. Engaged in volunteering and charity work in his spare time.
Kirill Timofeev
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
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
Chief Operating Officer of Vibranium.VC fund, ex COO of Global Venture Alliance, expert in taxation, management and finance for 23 years of professional career, of which 5 years in the USA.

Education: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Diploma in Taxation of the Russian Federation; Baruch College (New York), Strategic Planning; Spanish-American Institute (New York), Business English, Business management; Kabardino-Balkarian State University (KBSU), Combined Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and Auditing.

Married, two children, loves outdoor activities and reading. Engaged in charity work in her spare time.
Alexander Zhulyev
Associate
The analyst with the experience in PE funds and international companies. Expert in market research and trends analysis, due diligence, and valuation.

Education: University of Economics, Finance (with honors). Valuation (PWC), Risk Management (E&Y). FFMS Certificate.
Eugeny Klykov
Investment Manager
Investment Manager with the experience in management consulting, M&A, alternative investments. Previously worked in information technology.

Education: Institute of Radio Engineering, Applied mathematics; American Institute of Business and Economics, MBA.
Ella Shukho
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer at Vibranium.VC fund, ex-head of Marketing only for acceleration programs at GVA. She has extensive experience (over ten years) in management, innovation, consulting, and marketing.

She has two degrees: in Marketing only and management, numerous awards, diplomas, and gratitudes. She takes part in charity events and organizations. Ella likes to spend her free time with her family, enjoying both outdoor activities and travel as well as visiting theatrical premieres, photography and art exhibitions.

Our experts

In the Fund we rely on the expertise of the best professionals

Lyudmila Kharitonova

Legal Expertise

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Independent Member of the Investment Committee

Natalia Dzhoraeva

Financial Expertise

Max Grinevich

Technical Expertise

Leonard Grayver

Legal Expertise

Our experts

Lyudmila Kharitonova

Legal Expertise

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Independent Member of the Investment Committee

Natalia Dzhoraeva

Financial Expertise

In the Fund we rely on the expertise of the best professionals

Max Grinevich

Technical Expertise

Leonard Grayver

Legal Expertise

Lyudmila Kharitonova
Legal Expertise
Managing Partner at Zartsyn & Partners Law Firm. Areas of expertise: digital projects, including Due Diligence projects, business law for over 12 years.

Owns IT law school, as well as conducting training programs for IIDF, HSE Business Incubator, GVA, #tceh. In 2019 and 2020 she was recognized as one of the best Russian lawyers in the field of IT by the Best Lawyers rating, and by Pravo 300 rating in the field of Digital Law.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Independent Member of the Investment Committee
CEO at Orbita Capital Partners LLC, the managing company of the Digital Evolution Ventures fund, created as the investment partnership agreement with "ROSATOM" Group of Companies.

Authorized Representative of Singularity University in the Russian Federation (https://su.org/).

Innovation expert, futurologist.
• Since 2009 he held management positions in the Russian Venture Company, in 2016 he was the Interim Director of RVC. In 2017, he headed the Subsidiary Funds of RVC, successfully restructured them.
• In RVC he was involved in the development of the venture capital market, in support and training other venture fund teams, scouting and accelerating startups; also launched the National Technology Initiative.
• Member of the Boards of Directors and Investment Committees of funds with the participation of RVC, initiated a number of landmark investments in Russian technology companies.
• From 2007 to 2009 he headed the Foundation for the Promotion of Science, Education and Medicine, which carried out a number of national campaigns for the development of the social sphere.
• From 2002 to 2007 he was the Managing Director of Edelman Russia, implemented major development projects for companies and markets, promoting them in the Russian and global markets while removing administrative barriers.
• In 2015 and 2016 Evgeny was the head of the authoring group for the development of the National Report on Innovations, launched by the request of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Expert Council of the Presidential Grants Fund, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, public representative of ASI in Moscow, member of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defence Policy.
Natalia Dzhoraeva
Financial Expertise
Being the founder of the Finexpert and Get-Investor.ru projects, Natalia is an expert in corporate finance and investments with 16 years of professional experience.
For more than 10 years she worked in large companies, such as Sistema Public Joint Stock Financial Corporation -as Investor relations Directoк in one of the subsidiaries of Sistema, and as Director of Corporate Finance at the headquarters of Euroset.

She was also responsible for the company's loan portfolio of more than $ 164 million, Natalia was part of the management team for preparation and execution of shareholder transactions worth more than $ 1 billion.

During her professional practice Natalia worked with banks from the “ top 30” list, with auditors of the Big Four, international rating agencies, investment funds and stock exchanges in Moscow, London and Frankfurt am Main.

As a consultant, she collaborated with 300+ companies, including Russian Railways, Faberlik, the Moscow Innovation Cluster Foundation and others. Author\teacher of the courses and master classes in finance for startups and entrepreneurs at StartHub and University 20.35.
Leonard Grayver
Legal Expertise
Leonard Grayver is the founding partner at Grayver Law Group, a corporate and litigation boutique with offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto. Leonard represents startup companies and venture capital funds in a wide variety of technologies. His practice ranges from the formation of new startup companies through venture capital financings, M&A, technology and licensing transactions. Leonard also represents many leading venture capital funds in matters ranging from fund formation to investment structuring.

In addition to his law practice, Leonard is a partner and mentor at the Pulsar Venture Capital and its Acceleration Program. He is also a member of the Board of Director of AmBAR (American Business Association of Russian-Speaking Professionals) and a member of the Board of Governors of the Eastern European Bar Association.

Leonard writes and lectures frequently on private equity, corporate, and technology licensing issues. He has authored a definitive Russian-language guide to venture capital financings and hosts a Russian-language blog on startup legal issues at www.startupjurist.com.
Max Grinevich
Technical Expertise
Founder and CEO at CBI Technologies, whose main goal is to optimize, automate and scale business using information technology.

● 15 years of experience in IT, 8 of them as a developer
● Technicalpartnerof 5 startups
● 7 years of experience in creating and maintaining development teams
● 6 successful expeditions to rescue projects in a difficult technical situation
● co-founder of a B2B startup in the field of music education “MUSIO.IO”.

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