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General Partner at Almaz Capital – USA
Pavel (Pasha) Bogdanov is a general partner at Almaz Capital, a venture fund with major offices in Portola Valley, CA, which is backed by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC. Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital invests in early stage, capital efficient technology companies. The fund focuses in bringing prominent startups from the Eastern Europe/ CIS to the global market.
Pasha’s interests span software, gaming, and the Internet. He led deal execution for Jelastic, Parallels, Acumatica, Alawar, and other Almaz companies. He helps portfolio companies with strategy, fundraising, and recruitment.
Prior to joining Almaz Capital, Pasha was a partner at Russian Technologies (RT), an early-stage venture capital fund in Moscow.
In 2005, he was recruited to Sistema Telecom. As Investment Director, Pasha arranged $2 billion of debt and equity financings for a number of Sistema’s portfolio companies.
In 2002, Pasha joined KLA-Tencor, the leading semiconductor yield management company, as a Systems Design Engineer in Silicon Valley.
Prior to KLA, he worked as a graduate research associate and post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Pasha earned a PhD from Stanford University, an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; and a BS from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia.