About Frontier Ventures

Frontier Ventures is a venture fund investing in early stage technology companies with network effects in the United States and globally. The fund was founded and is run by serial technology entrepreneurs Dmitry Alimov and Oleg Tumanov, co-founders of IVI.TV, the “Netflix of Russia” – the largest online video business for the Russian speaking markets which serves over 50 million users monthly.

Frontier Ventures partners with talented entrepreneurs to help them build global market-leading businesses. Our investment team is based in Silicon Valley but we invest globally – our portfolio companies operate in more than 25 countries (primarily in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe). We stand out by helping our portfolio companies scale globally in Europe, South East Asia, Russia, and Australia where our partners have access to strong networks of technology entrepreneurs, investors, and tech company executives.  We open these powerful networks to the companies we invest in, which helps them scale across borders faster.

We also help our portfolio companies raise follow on financing by giving them access to more than 1,000 US and global VC, growth funds, and family offices that we have business relationships with. Our founding team has more than 30 years of collective experience of venture investing in technology and media companies, having backed over 35 companies globally since 1999. We have been involved as investors, advisors or entrepreneurs in more than 50 completed transactions with companies whose total market capitalization is more than $4 billion. Frontier Ventures is backed by global family offices, technology entrepreneurs and other financial investors as limited partners.

Why are we called “Frontier Ventures”?

In the history of the exploration of North America, the term “Frontier” was used to determine the boundary between inhabited and unknown territory, where from the 18th to the 20th centuries, settlers developed new areas. Unlimited free land in this zone was available, and thus offered the psychological sense of unlimited opportunity. This, in turn, had many consequences such as optimism, future orientation, and shedding of restraints due to land scarcity. The development of new land to the West and the North of the United States became a catalyst for the settlement of the North American continent and its subsequent rapid economic development.

By analogy, the name of our fund – Frontier Ventures – is intended to symbolize the limitless possibilities that are open to entrepreneurs and investors in the development of the Internet.

Our team and our entrepreneur partners share the spirit of optimism and belief in success, combined with a rational willingness to take risks to achieve great goals, which at one time united the North American pioneers, during their advance towards the unknown.