Managing Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
Prior to co-founding Almaz Capital Partners, Alexander Galitsky formed the Information and Communications Technology investment practice at Russian Technologies (RT), one of the first venture capital funds in Russia. He has been involved in the investment community since 2003, prior to which, he founded and led five successful companies in the software, communications, semiconductor, internet and security sectors. Mr Galitsky has also been an individual investor and advisory/board member to a number of companies, including Magnifire (now F5), Parallels,Start-Telecom; NavMaps (now TeleAtlas), Acronis, S-Terra and PGP. In 1993, he negotiated the first overseas and direct investment ever made by Sun Microsystems and pioneered in WiFi and VPN development. Mr. Galitsky is also a Board Member at Skolkovo.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Galitsky served as one of the top Technical Executives for the Soviet space industry. He was honored as the most influential person in the Russian IT and Internet industry, and named “Technology Pioneer” at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000. He earned a PhD in Computer Science from joint authority of the Defense Research Institute and MIPT.