Internet investor and entrepreneur, Dmitry has 15 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investment in Internet and media.
Between 2007 and 2010, he worked as the Managing Partner of a leading venture fund ru-Net Ltd known for its investments in yandex.ru and ozon.ru. In 2009, Dmitry co-founded ivi.ru Media Ltd (owner and operator of www.ivi.ru), which became the leader in the Russian online video market. In 2010, Dmitry originated and executed a transaction in which ru-Net Ltd invested in Biglion.ru, currently Russian market leader in the collective buying space. Dmitry played an active role in structuring the business and in raising further capital for growth. Prior to joining ru-Net, he was the Managing Director of Amedia – a leading Russian producer of television series and movies.
In 2004 – 2005, Dmitry worked for Access Industries as Head of Media Investments in Russia and the CIS. In 2001 – 2002, Dmitry worked as First Deputy General Director, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the TV channel TNT and was also a member of Gazprom-Media Executive Committee. In 1998 – 2002, Dmitry was responsible for a number of venture capital and private equity investments as Vice President of the Sputnik Group, $1 billion private equity and venture capital fund. Dmitry began his career in the department of mergers and acquisitions of Renaissance Capital.
Dmitry received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2004, and in 1998 graduated with honors (summa cum laude) from the University of Missouri at St. Louis (USA), with a major in Business Administration (Finance). In 1991-1994, Dmitry studied applied mathematics and computer science at the Samara State Aerospace University.