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We have been supporting Russian-speaking teams in conquering international markets since 2008

Softline Venture Partners

About the fund

Softline Venture Partners is a corporate venture fund that has existed since 2008. The main focus is on IT-companies founded by Russians and actively seeking to conquer foreign markets. We work with startups in the early stages of development across a wide range of technologies.

Collaboration with global vendors and access to over 60,000 clients worldwide gives the fund’s portfolio companies the ability to leverage existing sales channels and scale their business model globally.
Invested since 2008
Companies in the portfolio
23
2000 +
Projects per year in the pipeline
$ 50 000 000 +
Under management
$ 300m +

Founder

— One of the most active investors in IT projects with Russian roots
— One of the first venture capital investors in Russia
— Founder of Softline, IPO in October 2021
IGOR BOROVIKOV

Fund Focus

$
Edge Computing

Our investment check

100 000 –
1 000 000
We take long Due diligence to invest quickly.
The best is the enemy of the good. Don't be afraid to test hypotheses early on.
We give a free analyst consultation for the most attentive founders
Big Data
We invest in projects with confirmed Product Market Fit and stable revenue of $ 100,000 and more per month. We count on a minority share in the project and don’t aim to take the product away from the founder.

We believe in founders from Russia and invest in projects with Russian roots.
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Cybersecurity
Cloud Computing
Received our investments over the past year

Partners

SVP cooperates with other venture capital funds, business angels, Russian government institutions of the development of the venture capital industry, and software developers.

The fund’s deep dive into the Russian and global ecosystem of support for young technology companies gives our portfolio projects every opportunity to get off to a fast start and establish effective relationships with key partners.

Portfolio

EXITED (5)
PORTFOLIO (15)
Discover India

Programms

Explore markets in India and invest in Eastern economies.
2022
Active
2020
STREAMLINE
How it was
2021
2018
Global Growth Challenge
How it was

Team

Managing director
ELENA
VOLOTOVSKAYA
Elena has been the head of Softline Venture Partners corporate fund since 2008. In 2014, under Elena’s leadership, she also launched a joint fund with RVC Seed Fund, which finances seed-stage technology projects. Investment professional with many years of experience in M&A. Member of the Presidium of the Management Board of Opora Russia and Head of the Information Technology Committee of Opora Russia. He is a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. Winner of Venture Awards 2013 in the category Venture Lady of the Year.

Elena Volotovskaya graduated with honors from the Department of World Economy of the State University of Management. In 2006 she became Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Economics and continued her education in California State University (East Coast), receiving MBA degree in 2008.
ELENA VOLOTOVSKAYA
Deputy head
DMITRY
POLYAKOV
Dmitry works in SVP fund since 2012. He is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee and is responsible for the search, selection, due diligence and support of portfolio companies, as well as for the Fund’s relations with development institutions.

Prior to joining Softline, Dmitry was a successful risk manager at TNK-BP, one of the largest oil and gas companies in Russia, and also worked for the government. He holds a law degree.
DMITRY POLYAKOV
Financial director
MARIA
SIZOVA
Maria holds two graduate degrees in management and in accounting and auditing.

She joined the fund's team in May 2012. She is responsible for financial support of transactions, as well as financial and tax administration of portfolio companies.
MARIA SIZOVA
General Counsel
VIKTOR
IORDANSKIY
Supervises legal support of investment projects. He has considerable experience in international corporate transactions. Prior to joining the fund, he was a senior lawyer at UFG Asset Management, worked in the legal department of Sberbank CIB and the investment division of RUSNANO.
VIKTOR IORDANSKIY
Lawyer
IVAN
ZUBKOV
He has extensive experience in legal support of businesses at all stages of their growth, starting with a start-up. He supervises legal support of investment projects and corporate transactions.
Ivan holds degrees in law and higher education in state and municipal management.
IVAN ZUBKOV
ANNA
ELISEEVA
Coordinator
Part of Softline Venture Partners since 2018. Creates a working environment for the fund's employees in the office and monitors the effectiveness of communication within the team.
ANNA ELISEEVA

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Minimum requirements for the application:

Expertise request
Revenue from $ 50,000 per year
Finished IT-product

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