Sergey Oparin

Moscow, Russia

Sergey's Skills
Finance
Business Development
Management
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Technical
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Sergey

More than 10 years of experience on direct and venture investments with a primary focus on TMT sector. Since 2004 till 2010 he was a head of FINAM high-tech investment division, managed a number of internet projects, supervised M&A transactions, IPO.

Projects and deals:

Buka-Publisher and developer of video games and multimedia; work on the Board of Directors, successful entrance and exit from investments

Badoo - the largest international dating social network; deal origination

Banki.ru – the leading platform for banking products in Russia; deal origination

Delta Pay -payment terminals operator; deal origination

Transaq - on-line trading platform developer; work on the Board of Directors, successful entrance and exit from investments

Mega Foods - the largest catering operator in Moscow; exit transaction

Delivery Club - the Russian market leader in food delivery services; work on the Board of Directors, successful entrance and exit from investments.

Work Experience

Managing Partner

SOLventures

December 2013 - Today

SOLventures is a venture investment fund with a focus on internet companies on initial development phase. Fund investing in e-commerce and online transactions, new technologies in Internet Advertising, software and commercial solutions in medicine and education, mobile banking and crowdfunding, social services.

Chairman of the Board

Puzzle English

October 2015 - Today

Multiplatform English language e-learning services by Puzzle English is used by millions of people in Russia and the CIS countries. Unique techniques and high-quality diverse content allow users to achieve rapid progress in the mastering of the language avoiding routine training. The products of Puzzle English such as Videoslovar (Videovocabulary) and Serialy(Serials) are convenient and modern alternative to classes with a tutor. Puzzle English saves time and money for their users, while providing high quality teaching and learning. Unique product Uchitel (Teacher) allows beginners to consistently and smoothly move in language learning by taking the intermediate tests and final exams. Puzzle English is one of the leading online education site in Russia. There are plans to develop new services and methods of learning, strengthening its leading position in Russia and get an access to foreign markets for online education.

Member of Advisory Board

Onevest

April 2015 - December 2015

Onevest is a leading startup investing platform in USA connecting early stage startups with accredited investors and giving investors a first look at some of the most promising and qualified startups. Onevest also scientifically matches entrepreneurs with core founding team members who have complementary skills, as well as shared goals and values, to create skilled and balanced startup teams. Onevest’s community is comprised of more than 90,000 entrepreneurs online complemented by in-person networking events across more than 35 cities. Some of the top startup accelerators including Techstars, and universities such as Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Michigan rely on Onevest to bring together the best founding teams and to help those teams access capital.

Investor, Partner

Delivery Club

July 2010 - October 2013

Delivery Club is on-line service of ordering and delivery food from restaurant. Company working with more then 1600+ delivery services in Russia based in 18 cities (on October 2013). Starting at Sept 2009, Delivery Club growing up very fast and looking forward to the federal market. In August 2011 company raised round (A) capital investment from AddVenture, in September 2012 - investment round (B) was done. In October 2013 Phenomen Ventures joined to Delivery Club on investment round (C). Exited on round (C) with more than x15 cash on cash multiple.

Investor Relations Director

Mega Foods

September 2010 - September 2011

Has organized and completed (august 2011) M&A deal with PE Fund. Mega Foods company was founded in 1998 and currently is one of the leaders of the Russian catering market. The company organizes high-quality food in administrative and office buildings and factories. Currently the company operates about 60 foodservice, providing daily services to 21,000 employees of major international and Russian companies, administrative offices and factories.

Managing Director

Finam Capital Partners

October 2008 - May 2010

Finam Capital is a private equity firm, focused on growth capital and buy-outs in the Russian TMT sector. The strategy of Finam Capital is to identify and finance fast-growing companies in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in Russia, then help them to unlock value and generate competitive long-term returns on invested capital.

Deputy General Director

Finam Group

February 2000 - September 2007

Finam Group is a leading Russian brokerage and asset management firm with appreciable private equity activity. As Deputy General Director, I was responsible for investment transactions of the Group and Private Equity deals (PE). I was head of Corporate Finance Department, focusing on such transactions as: IPO Pava (MICEX), IPO Finam Technology Fund I (ZPIF FINAM IT) (MICEX), Uralelectro (M & A AFK Systema), Megavatt Bank (acquisition for Finam Group), Russian Extreme TV (PE), BUKA (PE), Delta Telecom (PE), Transaq (PE), Badoo.com (PE), etc.

Education

Novosibirsk State University

Bachelor of economics

1989 - 1993