Knowledge investor. He’s been a founder & CEO, ADMIN Ltd. (www.adminltd.com) since 1998, a St. Petersburg, then San Francisco based consultancy focused on mobile content & Internet industry development, e-commerce, high-tech VC investments, an organizer of Russian E-Commerce Conference (1998-2001), Internet & Investments Forum (2000, 2002), Mobile VAS Conference (2004-2012). He’s a founder of MobileMonday St. Petersburg, an investor in high-tech companies (in RU, UK, US), a mentor at Momentum Accelerator (a mobile startup incubator, San Francisco).
Previously he was a marketing manager at Arcadia Inc, a scientist at Zoological Institute RAS. In 1995 he worked for Finnish Academy of Sciences and University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, and in 1994 for the US Government in Hawaii.
He was a jury member of Interactive Publishing TOP Award (Zurich), Russia editor at EuropeMedia (London), organizer of First Tuesday St. Petersburg. He attended Esther Dyson’s High-Tech Forums, 2nd EU/CEEC Forum on Information Society (European ministerial telecom conference, Prague, 1996). He was invited to 8th Regulatory Colloquium of ITU/WorldBank (a meeting of telecom regulators aimed to address policies & regulatory issues surrounding electronic commerce; Geneva, 1998). He’s a frequent event speaker: German-Russian Forum (Berlin, 2000), Russian Internet Forum (Moscow, 2002), RBCC St. Petersburg International Investment Forum (2006), MobileMonday Global Summit (Helsinki, 2006), Nordic Mobile Media (Riga, 2006), Optimizing OSS & Service Provisioning (Prague, 2008), Digital Marketing Forum (Moscow, 2009), MDays (Frankfurt, 2012), Horasis Global Russia Business Meeting (Luxembourg, 2012), New Materials for Aerospace (San Francisco, 2015), Investments in Aerospace (Menlo Park, 2016).
He studied biology at St. Petersburg State University & at a PhD program, Zoological Institute RAS; economics & management at LETI-Lovanium International School of Management (St. Petersburg).