Almaz Capital

3274 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Investor type VC
Founded 2008
AUM -
Location United States

Profile

Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital is a global VC fund investing in early stage, capital efficient technology companies in high-growth sectors.

Almaz Capital has a unique model with the physical presence and network within the Silicon Valley ecosystem and Central & Eastern Europe, helping bridge companies from emerging tech regions to the global marketplace and building strong capital efficient engineering teams across different geographies.

Almaz Capital focuses on disruptive deep tech companies in b2b software space, including AI/ML and Blockchain applications, IoT and Edge Computing Enablers, Cybersecurity, etc. The fund's investors include Cisco, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

The following 14 companies are among Almaz Capital's realized exits:
Acumatica (acquired by EQT in 2019),
StarWind Software (bought out by private investors in 2019);
Content Analytics (aquired by Syndigo in 2019);
Parallels (acquired by Corel in 2018);
MakeTime (acquired by Xometry in 2018);
Fasten (acquired by Vezet Group of companies in 2018);
Plesk (division of Parallels) acquired by Oakley Capital in 2017;
Sensity acquired by Verizon Communications in 2016;
AppScotch acquired by App Annie in 2016, Odin (division of Parallels) acquired by Ingram Micro in 2015, nScaled acquired by Acronis in 2014;
Vyatta, acquired by Brocade in 2012;
Qik, acquired by Skype in 2011;
Yandex, IPO 2011.

Some current investments include: Esperanto Technologies; Xometry, funded along with Foundary Group; Hover, later funded by Google Ventures and others; GridGain, funded along with Sberbank, Fort Ross Ventures and RTP Ventures; Octonion/PIQ funded with Ginko Ventures; Cinarra, funded with SoftBank Group and Cisco; GoodData, funded with Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital and Tenaya; CarPrice, funded with Baring Vostok; Petcube, funded along with AVentures and YCombinator and others.

Industry focus

Business Services Digital Gaming Media and Entertainment Mobile SaaS Software Blockchain

Investment preferences

Investment Ticket

$5-10 m

Investment Horizon

3-5 years

Investment Stage

Seed

Round A and B

Exit Strategy

Sale to strategic investor

IPO

Region focus

North America Europe

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