Pavel Cherkashin is a venture fund executive, writer, former business-angel and an entrepreneur with a track record of developing technology startups into successful businesses.
Founder of Actis Systems (www.actis.ru) - leading Russian web design company (now part of Wunderman), AdWatch (www.adwatch.ru) - leading online ad agency (now part of Isobar/Aegis), Sputnik Labs - leading provider of CRM solutions in Russia (now TechnoServ Consulting) and several other companies.
As General Manager Pavel was involved in establishing Russian business of Siebel Systems (now Oracle), Adobe, Microsoft Advertising.
As private investor and mentor Pavel supported several successful online startups, including Tvigle (www.tvigle.ru) - leading online TV portal in Russia, Toonbox (www.toonbox.ru) - award-winning cartoon producer, ID East (www.id-east.ru) - leading mobile app developer, Krible (www.krible.ru), Copiny (www.copiny.com) and many others.
Chief Trouble Maker
Jan 7, 2014 - Current (over 2 years)
2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Oct 16, 2011 - Current (almost 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Sep, 2013||GdeSlon||$500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||GBooking||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||AdWired||$121.68k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||Kuznech||$700k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||Kuznech||$1.2M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||Kuznech||$25k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2009||Toonbox||$100k / Seed||Personal Investment|
BS, Computer Science in Global Ecology1995
|Oct 27, 2014||Bloomberg - Russia Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing|
|May 29, 2014||Webrazzi - Kuznech develops all-purpose image search tools for businesses|
|Jul 17, 2012||The Next Web - Issue v0.7: From Russia, with startups|