CORE TEAM

  • Andrei Huseu
    Andrei Huseu
    СЕО
    Since 2006, Andrei has been a top manager in a range of investment and management companies in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Some examples are: “ARSANA”, “SMART Securities” and “Mera Capital”. Being a listing agent on the Moscow Exchange, Andrei has led five successful IPOs of small and medium capitalisation.
    Education: Belorus State University
    Licences: ФСФР №1.0 and №5.0
    Author of several scientific research papers in the field of financial statistics.
  • Olga Pershina
    Olga Pershina
    CFO
    Extensive experience in building end-to-end business processes for various companies and projects. Specialist in the field of internal control and risk management.
    Adviser in ICO, IPO, M&A, Private equity deals. Has done business with companies that operate in sectors such as finance, energy and IT. Some examples are “MNTO INSET”, “KIT Finance”, “SMART Securities” and “Mera Capital”.
    Education:
    Graduated from Baltic State University, Voenmech.
  • Paulius Stankevicius
    Paulius Stankevicius
    Global PR Coordinator
    Stankevicius also provides corporate consulting including but not limited to import and export of precious commodities. Stankevicius has consulted to Chinese, Hong Kong, Dubai, European and US investors. He focuses on foreign investors’ capital protection when it comes to foreign FOB & CIF trade deals of precious metals & minerals.
  • Maya Epstein
    Maya Epstein
    Development team Lead
    More than 16 years of work experience. Ten years in consulting and research in a GIS company. More than 50 projects accomplished – some of them reports, others IT products or combined projects. Most significant IT projects are Geointellect, Sberbank, Dixy, Gazprom GMT. Maya has great experience in IT systems implementation: CRM; project management; analytics systems for retail and development of economic forecasts; R&D development and management; creation of well-balanced organisational systems; creation of new products to be tested and sold; goal setting, key indicators and KPI development; setting of accounting management indicators to be monitored.
    Education: St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, St. Petersburg
    Economics and Management, international management, PhD.
  • Dmitriy Tyagunov
    Dmitriy Tyagunov
    Development team Manager
    Skilled manager with a vast knowledge of ITIL, PMBoK; extensive experience in design, team management, calculation, analysis and presentation of IT decisions.
    More than 18 years of work experience, including companies such as 585, Transas \ Navis, Delovii Linii, West Call. Development of conceptual design of automated space-rocket industry management system for RosCosmos. Development and implementation of the governmental automated system “Transport model of Saint Petersburg”. Development and implementation of automated management system of governmental programme “Increase of road traffic safety in 2013–2020”. The creation of an engineering centre for a construction company.
    Competent in Business processes, Project management, Analysis, IT project implementation, ERP and CRM.
    Skills: General architectural solutions development, feasibility study design; Development: SLA, KPI, service-resource models, service catalogues; Organisation of requirement gathering, tests; Organisation of corporate training; Organisation of pilot operation, launch of production and enhanced support; Organisation of informational system installation; Creation of project documents.
    Education: St. Petersburg Military Academy of Telecommunications
    Certificates: Finance for non-financial managers (IMISP) ISO 9001:2000, «Foundation training course», Veritas Primavera 6, PMSOFT ITIL, Incom
  • Denis Kus
    Denis Kus
    Software engineer Manager
    Over 7 years of experience in the software and technology industry. Leadership and management experience.
    5 years in the development of highly loaded services and systems (С++,Python,Toolkit, MapReduce )
    Experience in the development of web services and rest systems (JS, Java, ReactJS).
    Managed the development of systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, GIS systems, simulator systems.
    Experience in the development of road map projects (JSC Sistema), marketing strategies and product promotion (Transas, Azimut)
  • Anton Borzenko
    Anton Borzenko
    Blockchain architecture Developer
    He has experience in blockchain development for such projects as  Immla,  Remechain, payment system at Findinamika and cryptobank for Zodiaq.
    Anton has participated in and won various programming contests, and has won top prizes in a number of  Hackathons
  • Leo Vasiliev
    Leo Vasiliev
    Front-end Developer
    Leo has great experience in front-end development. His key skills are C/C++ JavaScript Python Swift CSS HTML jQuery AjaxSQL NoSQL JSON API Git HTML5 CSS 3Node.js React jsEmber js Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Sketch Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk Maya Blender 3D ZBrush OpenGL DirectX.
    He has a Degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
  • Eugene Matyushkin
    Eugene Matyushkin
    Legal team Lead
    Eugene has extensive experience in representing the interests of legal entities in the Arbitration Courts and state bodies and in participating in and organising scientific and practical conferences, legal educational projects and advanced training courses.
    Spheres of interest: corporate procedures, legal support of business, M&A.
    Education: Law Institute of Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, RU.
  • Ivan Timshin
    Ivan Timshin
    Senior Lawyer
    Ivan provides legal consulting for start-ups and businesses. His education includes Minsk Institute of Parliamentary and Entrepreneurship, and Belarussian State University.
    He holds a diploma in international private law, business administration and economics. He has worked with leading companies in the legal industry.
    As a managing partner at Erudite Group, he worked with numerous investors, clients, intermediaries, etc.
  • Nikita Tepikin
    Nikita Tepikin
    Lawyer for intellectual property
    Starting out as an in-house attorney, Nikita grew into a lawyer at Albrecht&Vitte in his eight-year career path.
    Since 2014, Nikita has been an attorney in New York State and belongs to the American Bar Association (ABA). He is a certified interpreter between English and Russian languages.
    He specialises in regulations of emerging markets and has strong skills in international IP protection and blockchain/ICO regulations, e-commerce legal regulation, relations with local and foreign clients, legal translation, corporate and legal document drafting and revision, and labour relations.

ADVISORY BOARD

  • David Drake
    David Drake
    Wealth management & Investment Advisor
    David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office based in New York, with investments and assets being managed in the areas of real estate, energy, tech, media, telecoms, among others.
    He represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013. He speaks as an equity expert all over the world and in top universities like Cambridge, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and writes regularly for major publications such as WSJ, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thomson Reuters, VentureBeat. He is the co-author of the book Planet Entrepreneur and Crowdfunding and Other Animals and is the author of the upcoming book The Crowdfunding Economy and LIFEE: Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives.
    Previously, Mr. Drake has acted as general partner in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed funds and hedge funds. Mr. Drake’s holdings have media partnership with the European Business Angel Network, European Venture Philanthropy Association and Angel Capital Association of North America. He sits on 4 angel networks and has co-founded two angel networks.
    Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.
  • Kirill Razgulyaev
    Kirill Razgulyaev
    Blockchain and cryptography Advisor
    Center for science and technology foresight at ITMO University, Managing partner.
    Cofounder of Quantum Communication Ltd., Managing partner.
    Member of the Board of Directors of management company HEOTEX Ltd., Managing partner.
    Member of the Board of Directors Institute of Regional Innovation Systems (IRIS).
    Main fields of activity: developing business/IT strategies, cybersecurity, quantum blockchain, risk in software project management, foresights.
    Degree: MSc in Physics, Computer modelling of thermophysical properties.
  • Dmitriy Khan
    Dmitriy Khan
    Technical architecture Advisor
    Areas of activity: telecoms, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, finance, international trade, foresights.
    Cofounder of Neotech – the technology transfer company (2014).
    Partner of the Institute of Regional Innovation System – research and consulting company (2008).
    Cofounder, Deputy Director of the Center for science and technology foresight in ITMO University (2011).
    Chairman of examination board of Faculty of Economics of St. Petersburg State University (since 2016)
    Head of working group “Security in data transmitting, storage and computing” of Safenet of National Technology Initiative (since 2015)
  • Alexey Gusev
    Alexey Gusev
    Expert-mentor on Private banking & IT-security
    His academic portfolio includes a number of research papers on Russian HNW clients services and several books, particularly, the first Russian book on private banking/VIP client services.
    He is not only in-house professional but also keen lecturer, moderator and prominent speaker at key conferences and other events focused on adapting and implementing global wealth management, private banking and family office technologies in Russia.
    Recently, Alexey Gusev also has participated in several projects on audit of IT-security and antifraud solutions for VIP clients and nowadays works on the Blockchain 3.0 implementation in private banking.
    A.Gusev graduated from Moscow Engineering&Phisycs Institute, MEPhI (Applied Mathematics) and Russian Presidential Academy on National Economy and Public Administration, RANEPA (Economics).
  • Anand Vemula
    Anand Vemula
    IT&Blockchain Advisor
    He is a professional with more than 18 years of Technical Expertise and Engineering. Skilled in identifying the technical, business and financial requirements needed to develop rich IT solutions to meet customers’ business objectives.
    Anand has experience in ICO projects.
  • Nikita Harchev
    Nikita Harchev
    Strategy Advisor
    Nikita has extensive and comprehensive experience in cooperation with such companies as Transneft, Rosneft, TANECO and state structures.
    By building solid and lengthy relationships with his partners and clients, Nikita has earned an excellent reputation in his field in Saint Petersburg and Moscow. He is a graduate of the “Moscow auto-road Institute”

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