Financial technology is a foundation of our economy – and innovation in finance echoes through the whole system.
Victor has more then 20 years of experience in financial technology space.
In 2001 Victor joined Alfa Bank as the Chief Transformation Officer and was in charge of the largest banking transformation project in Russia.
In 2007 Victor became a partner at IBM Global Business Services in charge of FI and Insurance practice in Russia and CIS.
From 2008 to 2015 Victor continued his career in Sberbank as CTO and later as Chief Digital Officer. Victor and his team accomplished one of the largest banking transformation projects in the world changing Sberbank from old-fashion inefficient traditional banking to the truly digital and mobile customer centric modern financial firm.
Victor is a founder and angel investor in a number of startups in financial technology, social networking, crowd funding and sharing economy with several successful exits.
Key to any business - including investment - resides in people – greatest products come from greatest teams.
Yakov has robust experience in financial business and management, with over 10 years served as board member for such financial organizations as Sequoia Credit Consolidation, Fosborn Home, Home Money and board chairman for Globus Gourmet.
Egor has more than 6 years of well diversified experience in Venture capital, Private equity and Investment banking both in Moscow and in London. He has two Master degrees in economics and in math from leading Russian universities. He also studied in Berkeley Haas School of Business.
With 10+ years of experience as CFO in market-leader startups and as audit / consultant in Big4, Oleg brings professional expertise in finance of IT startups and their due diligence process. Oleg has Master degree in Physics from the leading Russian university.
Ivan has a unique mix of IT and investment experience. He joined FortRoss Ventures from VTB Capital, corporate banking division. Previously he held positions both in equity research and software development. Ivan has a Specialist degree in statistics from a leading Russian university.
Sergey in his early 20-th has started and successfully sold an IT startup. Now he switched to the investment side of the table. Sergey has a Master degree in economics from a leading Russian university.
Yulia is a former Head of division of international law in the largest retail company in Russia. She also has working experience in supporting M&A deals, intragroup restructuring, joint ventures and private equity transactions, general corporate matters
Natalia is a general partner of a Russian legal firm. She has an impressive experience in corporate transactions, structuring, intellectual property and general law. Since 1997 she has successfully closed more than 100 projects including M&A and IPO transactions up to $60 mln.
Fortross invests exclusively in fintech startups and companies that are complimetary to financial sector.
Key industries we invest in are Fintech (payments, alternative lending, mobile, social), SaaS platforms, market places, cyber-security
We invest in early stage startups with the proven product, technology and go-to-market in the beginning of their international expansion and exponential revenue growth.
We provide not only capital but give an access to the largest financial institution in CEE (infrastructure, customer base, go-to-market) through establishing the long term partnership (commercial contracts, JVs, other instruments) between the startup and our anchor LP.
Startups should have some revenue streams selling their core products and services.