Gleb Davidyuk

Managing Partner

Gleb has almost 20 years of private equity experience in both Western and Eastern European private equity funds. Prior to founding iTech Capital Gleb spend 5 years (2005-2010) as a Partner with Mint Capital, midsized Scandinavian private equity fund actively investing in the Eastern European market. Before that Gleb worked for more than 5 years (2000-2005) as Managing Director at Alfa Capital Partners, where he was also one of the co-founders. Gleb Davidyuk has gained valuable regional investment experience from four years work (1996 — 2000) with EBRD-sponsored private equity fund managed by Quadriga Capital. 

Gleb graduated from the Yaroslavl State University with Ph.D. in Finance (2000). Graduated Executive MBA at the University of Chicago GSB (Booth School of Business, 2010). Holds a B.S. degree from the Ivanovo State Power University (1997). Gleb Davidyuk is fluent in English.

Alexey Solovyov

Partner, Managing Director

Alexey has been an investment professional since 2011 when he embarked on a career in venture industry as a Managing Director at Prostor Capital. He is a member of Administrative Council at the Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) since 2013, and is working in various groups aimed at developing venture industry in Russia. Over six years Alexey’s team closed 14 investment deals and helped the fund exit two companies. In 2015 Alexey was nominated for “General Partner of the Year” award. In his previous career at ru-Net investment company, Alexey worked as a Director of IT Business Development, and was heavily involved in various R&D projects, development and implementation of operational strategies for portfolio companies. Prior to that, he had spent 7 years in the leading IT companies including Optima and IBS Group.

Alexey graduated with a degree in Computer Sciences from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Fluent English speaker.

Petr Polyakov

Investment Director

Petr joined iTech Capital team in February 2015 as an Investment Director. Prior to joining iTech he spent 7 years in Corporate Finance department of Deloitte in Eastern Europe and Central Asia focusing on transactions in TMT industry. In 2013-2014 Petr led Deloitte transaction support practice and Central Asia. In 2003-2007 Petr worked in Renova, one of the largest private investment groups in Eastern Europe. Petr graduated from the Moscow State University with Degree in Economics. He also holds CFA charter. Petr is fluent in English and German.

Natallia Chykina


Natallia has extensive experience working on investment projects and M&A deals across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining iTech Capital she was part of Aquila Capital Group team focusing primarily on Oil&Gas and Logistics investments in Russia. Before that Natallia also worked at Credit Suisse London IBD (Financial Institutions Group) and KPMG. Natallia holds MBA degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BSc in Banking&Finance from London School of Economics.

Elina Antanovich

General Counsel

Elina has about 20 years of substantial legal experience as an in-house lawyer. Before joining iTech Capital, she was a Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Support in the headquarters of a leading global aluminium company. She advised business on a wide range of issues with a focus on IP, competition and international commercial law. She also has an expertise in M&A legal support.

Elina graduated from the Kazan State University (Diploma in Law), University of Tübingen, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Law Faculty (Germany). She speaks English and German.

Arina Kolosova

Administrative Director

Arina joined iTech team in December 2014. Prior to that she worked as an expert of IT at Central Election Commission of the State. Arina graduated as an bachelor of Information Technologies from the North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and obtained her masters degree there on 2014. Native Russian speaker and is fluent in English.

Alexey Rozhin

Investment Analyst

Alexey joined iTech team in January 2017. Prior to that he was an intern in M&A boutique IVC Global Advisors and worked as a Junior Analyst in the infrastructure company InfraONE during last year, participating in investment consulting of major infrastructure projects. Alexey obtained Bachelor of Finance from Higher School of Economics in Moscow in 2016. Now he is studying on Master of Finance programme from HSE in Moscow. Native Russian speaker and is fluent in English.

Kirill Khripko

Investment Analyst

Prior to joining iTech Capital Kirill worked as a specialist in Risk Control Department at Bank of Moscow since 2014. A certified Project Management Expert (PME), Kirill holds Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and Technology Project Management from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in partnership with Russian Venture Company. Fluent English speaker.

Rihards Piks

Investment Analyst

Rihards has 7 years study and work experience in China as well as 4 years startup experience in e-commerce industry. Whilst in China, Rihards received Bachelor of Economics degree from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and worked as a market entry consultant for several boutique consulting companies. Prior to joining iTech Capital, Rihards was involved with several startups in product development and digital marketing roles. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Maria Tatarnikova

Business Assistant

Maria has over 6 years of experience as a business assistant with such companies as AGC, VIACOM, real estate area, managing projects in HR, e-docflow and event organization. Also worked as an interpreter in banking and technical spheres as well as a financier. Maria graduated from the Orenburg State Teachers' Training University with Degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, later she graduated from the Orenburg State University with Degree in Finance and Credit. Fluent in English.

Valeria Safonova

Investment Analyst

Valeria joined iTech Capital in May 2017. She has a Bachelor degree in International Economic Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Moreover, Valeria obtained a Masters degree in Investments and Finance (with Merit) at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). Native Russian speaker and fluent in English.