Primary Role
Founder at Digital Sky Technologies
50 Investments in 47 Companies

Person Details


Yuri started investing in Internet companies in 1999. In 2005, he founded Digital Sky Technologies, Limited (now Group) to focus on Internet investments in the Russian speaking world. Under his leadership, Group performed approximately 75 transactions and built what is now the leading Russian language website in terms of users. Group is also the seventh most popular website globally in terms of page views or minutes spent online according to Comscore. Yuri is now the non-executive Chairman of Group.

In mid-2009, Yuri launched DST Global as the primary vehicle for international Internet investments. Under his leadership, DST Global invested in Facebook, the world's largest social network, in Zynga, a leading social gaming company and in Groupon, a leading social e-commerce company.

Yuri graduated from Moscow State University in 1985 with an advanced degree in theoretical physics and subsequently conducted research at the Institute of Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences between 1985 and 1989. He attended the Wharton Business School MBA program between 1990 and 1992.

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