Runa Capital Venture Fund Managing Partner Dmitry Chikhachev is an investor and business executive with more than 18 years of extensive cross-functional experience.
Currently, Dmitry is the Managing Partner at Runa Capital where he focuses on closing deals, managing portfolio companies and the fund’s performance.He is a co-founder of the fund and led the fundraising process for Runa Fund I.
Most recently Dmitry was COO/acting CEO of Uvenco Holding, responsible for the start-up and successful roll-out of the company which under his leadership has become the leading operator in the field of automated trade in the Russian market.
PreviouslyDmitry served as Business Development Director at Ritzio Group, one of the top gaming operators in Eastern Europe, where he headed international business development and managed investment projects - including M&A and greenfield - in Latvia, Romania, Germany, South/Latin America, growing Ritzio international business from zero to $75M. Dmitry Chikhachev also served as HR Director for LM ERICSSON International, a world-wide provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators, where he managed all HR-related processes and recruiting across 7 CIS countries.
Dmitry holds an MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He also completed an MBA curriculum, graduating with highest honors from the American Institute of Business and Economics.