Venture capital investments
in the TMT-sector

Flint Capital is a Russian private equity fund which specializes in financing hi-tech projects in the IT, media and telecom, and financial and consumer services. The fund was founded on May 13, 2013 by Dmitry Smirnov and Oleg Seydak, both partners in the fund's holding company Flint Management.

Key figures

$1.2B 20years 30+projects

Aggregate experience of our managing partners

  • 2013
    Flint Capital was founded
  • $30М
    committed capital
  • $0.5-3М
    typical investment in one project
  • ~15projects
    number of projects we aim to fund by the end of 2014
  • %45IRR
  • × 3CoC
  • on team's completed projects

Portfolio

  • platiza

    CreditCardsOnline is the leader in the
    Russian lead generation market for
    credit cards. It cooperates with 40
    major Russian banks and its site, which
    lists a wide range of credit card options,
    has a monthly audience in excess of
    800k.

    http://creditcardsonline.ru

    Selecting credit card options

  • platiza

    Sailplay is a platform that helps internet shops create their own loyalty programs in a matter of minutes. It uses targeted sms and e-mail marketing, game mechanics and social networks to help retailers improve retention rates. Loyalty programs created on the platform offer consumers points for purchases and social network activity which can be trade in for gifts, discounts and
    exciting badges.

    http://sailplay.ru/

    Platform that helps internet shops to build their own loyalty programs

  • platiza

    Federal Finance is the first Russian service capable of authenticating identity online,allowing clients to overcome problems posed by online anonymity and to tackle cybercrime and fraud. Federal Finance?s video identification service is able to identify
    an individual in less than three minutes.

    https://ff.ru

    Remotal personal identification

  • platiza

    YouDo is an online service that allows
    Moscow and St Petersburg residents to
    outsource almost any task. The company
    currently processes over 500 requests
    every day. On average an active user
    outsources 2.5 tasks per month.

    http://youdo.com

    Online search for assistance

  • platiza

    Platiza.ru is an online service offering loans of RUR100 - RUR15000 (maybe better to say $3 - $4500) for 1-30 days. Almost 80% of loan applications are approved, with the money transferred to a bank card or online wallet. Clients are able to select their permanent credit limit and the rate of interest.

    http://platiza.ru

    Online service on micro-financing

  • platiza

    SMTDP Tech is an digital-image
    authentication service that can be used on
    anything from photos to scanned
    documents. There is great demand for this
    technology from insurance providers,
    energy companies and advertising
    agencies, as well as criminal experts all
    over the world. At present SMTDP has 25
    clients from the insurance industry.

    http://www.smtdp.com/ru/

    Authenticating digital images technology

Investment
criteria

  • Human Capital

    We are looking for established and effective teams with deep understanding of their target market.

  • Profitability

    The business should be capable of attaining sound financial indicators within a reasonable period of time.

  • Scalability

    Projects should have a demonstrable competitive advantage in their sector and significant growth potential.

  • Target Market

    The fund targets scalable projects oriented towards fast-growing markets, in particular the USA, Latin America and Europe.

  • Clear Exit Strategy

    Flint Capital prefers to identify viable exit opportunities before investing.

Team

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Dmitry Smirnov

Managing partner

Dmitry Smirnov

Managing partner

Education:
Major in Computing, Machines and Networks at Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation.

Experience:
A number of years in the investment and telecom sectors.


Previous experience:
Deputy Director of FINAM Investment Fund from 2007 to 2010. CEO of Finam Global. Project Director of Mobile TeleSystems GEET.

  • Contacts:
oleg_seydak

Oleg Seydak

Partner

Oleg Seydak

Partner

Education:
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Experience:
Considerable experience in the banking and consulting sectors. Managing positions in venture capital funds since 2011.


Previous experience:
Managing Director at Finam Global. Head of Project Financing at MDM Bank and Technoserv A/S. Consulting projects for Gazprombank, Comstar, Rosneft. Cooperation with a number of consulting companies (management and IT). Over 10 venture projects.

    • Contacts:
elena_aksenova

Elena Aksenova

Administrator

Elena Aksenova

Administrator

Education:
The Russian Presidential Academy of Economics and Society.

    • Contacts:
      eaksenova@flint.vc
      +7 (916) 226-58-90
sergey_vasin

Sergey Vasin

Investment manager

Sergey Vasin

Investment manager

Education:
MA - Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis from Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Experience:
3 years’ experience in investing and banking spheres.


Previous experience:
Consulting projects in the eCommerce and SaaS sectors. Acquisition for RZD (Russian Railways) of a logistics operator from Peugeot Citroen. Bonded debts for Aсron Group, MMK, Mechel, Russia Post. CFA third level candidate.

    • Contacts:
anton_vlasenko

Anton Vlasenko

Investment manager

Anton Vlasenko

Investment manager

Education:
Major in Global Economics at Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics.

Experience:
Over seven years’ experience in assessment and support of investment projects, financial analysis and consulting.


Previous experience:
Investment consulting for ALOR Group, ACG RBS, and MDM Bank. Contributed to projects in the petrochemical and manufacturing industries. Russian Startup Rating expert.

    • Contacts:
igor_kyznecov

Igor Kuznets

Lawyer

Igor Kuznets

Lawyer

Education:
Major in Civil Law at the Tax Academy of the Russian Federation.

Experience:
Work experience in the sphere of legal consulting, private equity investments.


Previous experience:
Lawyer at Investment Fund “Russia Partners Management”. senior lawyer at Salomon Partners. Specializes in corporate law, M&A deals, direct and venture capital investments. Has considerable experience in supporting telecom projects.

dariya_gilikova

Daria Golikova

PR director

Daria Golikova

PR director

Education:
Major in Journalism at the University of the Russian Academy of Education. National Aviation University (Kiev).

Experience:
Significant experience in developing and carrying out PR campaigns for major international IT companies, tech startups and VC funds. Expertise in the field of digital and social media.


Previous experience:
PR support for Adobe Systems product launches. Corporate PR and Olympic Strategy development for Volkswagen Group Rus. Developing and implementing social media campaigns for 2GIS and Tetra Pak Russia. PR support for RVC’s Russian VC market development project. PR experience in the mobile industry (PR for NARR8’s mobile app, bringing Devtodev to market) and in the gaming industry (PR for Game Insight in Japan, Korea and Latin America).


  • Contacts:
    dgolikova@flint.vc
    +7 (903) 107-45-42