VITALY POLEKHIN - WBAF - World Excellence Awards 2018


President of the Russian Business Angels Association

Vitaly Polekhin is the President of National Business Angels Association and head of SKOLKOVO Business School Investor Club – a communication platform, which unites entrepreneurs with investors looking for new business opportunities. He is also the Managing Partner of Venture Angels seed and early-stage investment fund; and shareholder and supervisory board member of Addventure venture fund. Vitaly completed his MBA at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and his SKOLKOVO Executive MBA at Moscow School of Management. Vitaly also attended MIT Sloan School of Management and UC Berkley Haas School of Business; and holds a PhD in Philosophy from Harvard Business School. In 2015, he was awarded the ‘Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ award by Russia Venture Awards. Vitaly invests in start-ups and teams of entrepreneurs with great ideas, who are in need of capital to make their ideas a reality. His focus is on startups with great potential to disrupt an industry. He and his partners offer smart money, along with a wide range of global networks. Vitaly has made over 15 Angel Investments, with one $50m exit when Rocket Internet’s ‘Foodpanda’ acquired Delivery Club in a move to make the combined companies Russia’s leading food delivery service.

“Vitaly Polekhin is an experienced
Angel Investor, who focuses on
funding start-ups with potential to
completely disrupt an industry.”