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General Information

Websitedst-global.com
Employees
Founded2005
DescriptionLate-stage Internet Investment Firm

Funds

Total$688M
Tencent, 4/2010 $300M
Naspers, 8/2011 $388M

Offices

Moscow, RUS
London, GBR
Hong Kong, HKG

People

Founder
Partner
Partner
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Partner (DST Investment Management)
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Digital Sky Technologies

Digital Sky Technologies is a growth focused investment company specializing in late-stage, high-growth, private companies in the global Internet industry.

The company has pioneered a model to provide liquidity to founders, employees and early investors through mixed primary and secondary transactions. These transactions are often referred to as DST type deals in the Internet world.

The company was founded by Yuri Milner, and after building Mail.ru Group, DST gained international prominence through its investments in Facebook, Zynga and Groupon.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Virool 2/2013Seed$6.62M21
MemSQL 1/2013Series A$5M4
Klarna 12/2011Series C$155M2
Airbnb 7/2011Series B$112M6
Spotify 6/2011Series D$100M3
Facebook 1/2011Private Equity$1.5B2
Groupon 1/2011Series D$950M10
Groupon 4/2010Series C$135M4
Nival 3/2010Venture Round$7M3
Zynga 11/2009Series B$15.2M5
Facebook 5/2009Series D$200M1
Forticom 1/2009Venture Round1

Videos

Sources

  1. Tencent Invests $300 Million In Facebook And Zynga Backer Digital Sky Technologies (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  2. Naspers To Buy 28.7% Stake In Digital Sky Technologies (dailymarkets.com) [edit]
  3. DST invested $315 million in Rocket Internet (ewdn.com) [edit]
  4. YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million “Seed” Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. MemSQL Scores $3M to Seed New Database Co. (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  6. European Payment Service Klarna Raises A Whopping $155 Million From DST And General Atlantic (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Airbnb Bags $112 Million In Series B From Andreessen, DST And General Catalyst (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Euro Music Service Spotify Raises $100M at $1B+ Valuation (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  9. Facebook Raises $1.5 Billion (prnewswire.com) []
  10. Groupon Completes $950M Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  11. techcrunch.com [edit]
  12. http://blog.quintura.com/2010/03/16/dst-1c-and-sergey-orlovskiy-invest-7-million-in-nival-network/ (blog.quintura.com) [edit]
  13. Social game maker Zynga raises $180M from Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies (games.venturebeat.com) []
  14. Facebook Takes That $200 Million Investment From The Russians At A $10 Billion Valuation. (techcrunch.com) []
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