Meet our team

Victor Orlovsky

Managing partner
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.

Yakov Nakhmanovich

General partner
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 Abramov, CFA

Principal Investment Advisor

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.

Nenakhov Oleg, ACCA

Chief Financial Advisor

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 Rubinov, CFA

Senior Investment Advisor

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 Krylov

Investment Advisor

Sergey has founded and successfully sold an IT startup in his early 20s. Having high-diversity experience in the deal structuring, he switched to the investment side of the table. Sergey has a Master degree in economics from a leading Russian university.

Yulia Kasanyuk

General Counsel / English law

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 Breeva,

General Counsel / Russian law

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.

Investment portfolio

  • 60 million

  • 11 companies

  • exit

Fortross invests exclusively in fintech startups and companies that are complimetary to financial sector.

  • enables data-intensive applications to scale out to hundreds of millions of transactions per second while reducing query times 1,000x
  • revolutionary real-time data access and processing
  • top companies among clients: Citi, Sberbank, Barclays, Apple, Canon, SONY
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  • global network of private drivers operating in 68 countries and 444 cities all over the world
  • more than 8 million mobile app users
  • more than 1 billion rides from inception with 1 million rides per day
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  • leading in-store retail analytics provider
  • developed an indoor positioning solution which provides a retail analytics solution for improving the impact of marketing on physical stores
  • a real-time system combines WiFi and beacon technology
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  • the world’s leading provider of digital issuance and open wallet platform-as-a-service
  • delivers secure mobile payments and value-added services to banks, mobile operators, merchants, and access control providers
  • with Sequent, customers can offer wallet services open to an ecosystem of partners and developers
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  • a software that prevents fraudulent activities from employees in banking industry
  • analyzes events and identifies atypical behavior on a large scale to catch fraud
  • tracks and audits all activity continuously, in real time
  • based in Switzerland with offices in Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe
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  • mobile-centric banking app, described by Wired, Forbes and the New York Times as a “bank of the future”
  • real time spending insights that motivate customers to make smarter decisions
  • Moven accounts are FDIC insured up to $250,000
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  • the worlds's first and only provider of dongle-free NFC mobile payment terminal solutions allows anyone, anywhere accept cashless payment for anything
  • with Mobeewave one can receive payments from ApplePay, contactless cards or any NFC wallets
  • without the use of any additional hardware
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  • offers an identity-based platform for safer ecommerce
  • on-demand platform provides risk management, anti-fraud, and anti-money laundering services for online merchants
  • proprietary eDNA™ technology and an ecosystem of third party data providers
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  • over 4 million registered users
  • present in more than 140 countries
  • enables every investor to see and follow other investors in real time
  • expected to reach $125 million revenue in 2015
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  • enables banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other business service providers to deploy “alternative lending” technologies for the benefit of their small business customers
  • AMP’s technology-powered platform uses innovative credit models combined with daily performance data to evaluate business performance and facilitate access to capital
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  • network security company across complex, heterogeneous environments
  • more than 1,700 customers in over 50 countries
  • more than 240 channel partners worldwide
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Our strategy

Key industries we invest in are Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud technologies, Fintech and Blockchain, and Market Places


Our investment policy

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.

Contact us

Inquires and opportunities:


Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman, KY1-1104
Maples Corporate Services Limited
PO Box 309, Ugland House

Tel.: +7 495 957 57 07