About Team Approach Contacts
About Team Approach Contacts
"Innovation is the specific instrument
of entrepreneurship. The act that
endows resources with a new capacity
to create wealth"
— Peter Drucker
We help founders to build transformational technological companies, which are capable of becoming industry leaders on a global scale and 'Russian stories of success' such as Parallels, Acronis, Veeam, ABBYY, IPG Photonics, Aelita software, LIT Technology
Phystech Ventures is a key element of 'Phystech Ecosystem' dedicated to dramatically facilitate development of innovative projects on top of MIPT strong science and technology school.
Venture capital fund, focused on incubating and growing Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology related tech-companies that solve a measurable problem on a large existing or rapidly growing and sizable market in IT, energy, clean-tech, new materials & high-tech devices.
Our sweet spots are:
  • FinTech
  • EdTech
  • Healthcare IT
  • 3D Printing & Infrastructure
  • Efficient energy use
  • Technologies in oil & gas sector
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used
to an environment where excellence is expected."
— Steve Jobs
The partners of Phystech Ventures are founders and / or investors in companies like Russian Quantum Center, Parallels, Acronis, Acumatica, nginX, Infratel, B2B Center, Panopto, ID Quantique, Yandex, Qic, Jelastic, Alawar.
Together we have deep expertise in building and scaling businesses across Russia, North America and Asia Pacific to market leaders in their fields
Managing team
Petr Lukyanov
Managing Partner,
Olga Maslikhova
Managing Partner,
Dmitry Shalagin
Investment Director
(Junior Partner)
Ekaterina Zotova
Strategic team, Partners & Advisors
Serguei Beloussov
Founder & CEO
Dmitry Chikhachev
Managing Partner
Runa Capital
Alexander Galitsky
Managing Partner
Almaz Capital Partners
Vladimir Yakushev
William Guttman
Chairman of the Board
Carnegie Innovations
Oleg Mikhailov
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created
by the individual who can labour in freedom."
— Albert Einstein
Time from initial screening to taking investment decision is 1.5–3 months.
Our our average investment size is $500k per company and more in syndications  with other professional venture capital firms and business angels.
$500 000
per company
As for the founders of our venture investments–apart from being related to MIPT as students, graduates, faculty employees or any other manner — they are hard-workers, ambitious and competent, capable of key technological, leadership and industry skills.
Beyond just capital — we will help you to build outstanding team, set up all legal processes and operations, work on general business development strategy, provide you with an access to skillful UI and product development experts and overall local and international PR & Marketing support
About several hundreds of MIPT graduates working both in science and business spheres to be involved as experts, mentors, partners, employees and follow-on investors for start-yo companies through Phystech Union along with broad network of the Fund's venture partners, advisors and experts — best-in-class entrepreneurs, legal and IP specialists, venture investors, scientists from the leading institutes such as Harvard University, the Niels Bohr Institute, Purdue University, CEOs and CFOs of tech companies and companies operating in real sector of economy.
"In the business, by the time you realize you're
in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're
running scared all the time, you're gone." 
— Bill Gates
On Campus office
MIPT, Dolgoprudny, office 205 KPM bldg 5
Pervomayskaya st — Show on map
Moscow office
6th floor, 11 bldg 6 Tsvetnoy Boulevard 127051
Moscow, Russia — Show on map
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  • Product / technology description and current status
  • market opportunity including competitive landscape
  • Business model and go-to-market strategy
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About Team Approach Contacts
Petr Lukyanov
Managing Partner,
At Phystech Ventures Petr is in charge of overall fund's performance as well as closing and managing portfolio companies in Non-IT sector with preliminary focus on energy efficiency use, new materials, oil & gas, high-tech devices.

Previously he worked as a Director at Investment Department of Skolkovo Foundation and was responsible for deal screening and IR incleantech sector.

Petr led due diligence of 30+ deals in energy efficiency, energy storage, materials, oil&gas, renewables and utilities, built network of 60+ Russian and foreign experts and managed relations with 15+ accredited venture capital funds including Bright Capital, I2BF, Leader, Fjord Capital, Troika Dialog. Petr also held a position of Investment Director and Partner in Ruvento Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focused on investments in IT and clean-tech.
Olga Maslikhova
Managing Partner,
At Phystech Ventures Olga is responsible for overall fund's management as well as investments in IT and telecom with preliminary focus on projects in 3D printing and infrastructure, digital health, education, web-based financing services, B2B solutions.

Prior to co-founding Phystech Ventures Olga worked as venture associate in Runa Capital, $135m venture capital firm and was in charge of closing seed and early stage deals in internet, software and mobile.

Olga also served as IR & GR specialist with Troika Venture Capital, $100m+ venture capital arm of Troika Dialog Group (acquired y Sberbank), where she was responsible for event management (VC trip to Russia 2010, VC trip to Tatarstan Republic, Russia 2011, Venture Capital Panel during Russia Economy Forum 2011), cooperation with government authorities in Moscow region, Krasnoyarsk region, Tatarstan Republic, LP/GP communications, management of Advisory / Supervisory Board meetings, work with portfolio companies on lead generation, business strategy, marketing & PR.
Dmitry Shalagin
Investment Director and Junior Partner
At Phystech Ventures Dmitry is in charge of sourcing, screening and due diligence of seed technology deals as well as overall portfolio management.

Previously Dmitry served as a project manager in the Investment Department of Skolkovo Foundation, where he was involved in due diligence processes, post-investment monitoring, analysis and supporting IT & Internet start-up projects: over 35 deals with overall financing of $80m. Dmitry also has 4 years experience in strategy and management consulting in “Strategy Business Solutions” with focusing on the cooperation with Russian Development Institutions.
Ekaterina Zotovan
Investment Analyst
At Phystech Ventures Katya is in charge of generating pipeline inside and outside of MIPT, analysis of incoming projects, market research and general support to portfolio companies.