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81 Investments in 71 Companies
Russian Federation

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Yuri started investing in Internet companies in 1999. In 2005, he founded Digital Sky Technologies, Limited (now DST Global/Mail.ru Group) to focus on Internet investments in the Russian speaking world.

Under his leadership, Mail.ru Group performed approximately 75 transactions and built what is now the leading Russian language website in terms of users. Mail.ru 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 Mail.ru 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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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$65M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$30M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$2.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$10.25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$40M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$100M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$50M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$61M / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$10.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$45M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$100M / Series CPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$26M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$90M / Series CPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015€20M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$70M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$37M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$100M / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$70M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$20M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$12.7M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Dec, 2014$1.1B / Series E
Jul, 2014$20M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
May, 2014$26M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$52M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Nov, 2013$37M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$12M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$3.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$2.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$5.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$43M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2013$4M / Series APersonal Investment

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