Alexander GalitskyManaging Partner at Almaz Capital
Alexander Galitsky is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital, an international venture fund with major office in Portola Valley, CA, as well as representative offices in Berlin (Germany), Kiev (Ukraine), Warsaw (Poland) and other CEE countries. The fund was backed in 2008 by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC. Among the most famous deals of Almaz Capital are Yandex (IPO NASDAQ), QIK (sold to Skype), Sensity Systems (sold to Verizon Communications), Acumatica (sold to EQT) and others.
Alexander Galitsky is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in USA and Europe.
Alexander was the President of the South East Europe Tech Tour 2019 in Bucharest (Romania) and Sofia (Bulgaria), as well as the President of the 2018 East Europe Tech Tour in Warsaw (Poland) and Sofia (Bulgaria). He was honored as best GP of 2013 by Venture Awards, was nominated for the best venture capitalist of the last decade in Europe in 2012 by Investor AllStars and named "Technology Pioneer" at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000.
Prior to Almaz Capital, Alexander made a series of private successful investments: NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), Start Telecom, Magnifire, SJLabs, PGP, Parallels, Acronis, EverNote among others.
Alexander founded five successful high-tech companies, ELVIS+, TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures), ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor) and NPC ELVIS, all of which he led as CEO.
He pioneered in Wi-Fi and Virtual Private Network technologies, as well as product development on the global market in partnership with Sun Microsystems. He has over 30 patents for numerous inventions. Alexander is PhD in Computer Science and holds a Master's degree in physics.