Kirill Kozhevnikov

Sistema Asia Fund

About speaker

Kirill is a partner at Sistema Asia Fund (SAF) Advisory and is based out of New Delhi. He joined SAF Advisory from Sistema Headquarters in 2015, and supervised and executed the launch of Sistema Asia Fund.

Kirill leads SAF investments in the space of enterprise software, healthcare, artificial intelligence/data analytics, virtual/augmented reality, and internet of things (IoT). He led the fund’s first two deals in 2016 – Seclore and Qwikcilver – and now serves as a board member in those companies.

Kirill brings almost two decades of operational and investment experience to his role. Prior to Sistema and Sistema Asia Fund, Kirill was a venture partner in an early stage VC fund, a Chief Investment Officer in a Russian sovereign nanotechnology fund, and a VC advisor to multiple Russian startups. Before devoting himself to the VC community, Kirill spent seven years in investment banking and two years in management and financial consulting.

Kirill has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as a master’s in engineering and economics from the Moscow Aviation Institute national research university.

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