Quantum Wave Fund

Silicon Valley Hardware Focused Fund

Our focus

We invest in Companies with strong technologies in

Drones

Robotics

Sensors

IoT​​​​​​​


Preferred stage:

Early revenues or working prototype

Typical investment size:

​​​​​​​USD 100 thousand – 1 mln per deal

Geographical focus:

​​​​​​​Worldwide


Portfolio

Team

Vasily Nikolaev

Vasily’s prior experience includes a position of a CEO in Nanooptic Devices, Silicon Valley nano-technology company; over 10 years of …​​​​​​​

Dmitry Kravtsov

Dmitry has a strong experience in technical due diligence and building network of external experts in drones … 

Petr Lukyanov

Petr has 8 years of investing experience and worked for 6 years in venture capital industry.

Eduard Kanalosh

Eduard has over 25 years of investment, strategy consulting and management experience. Prior to joining Quantum Wave …

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Investment Committee

Ilya Zubarev

Technology entrepreneur with 18+ years track record, founder of Rolsen, Parallels, Acronis (each over $150mln in revenue) and 10+ other profitable tech ventures — all in partnership with Serguei Beloussov. Currently Chairman of Acronis and Senior Partner of Runa Capital.

Investor in many other tech ventures and venture funds.

Mr. Zubarev has received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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Serguei Beloussov

Dr. Beloussov is a successful self-made entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 18-year track record in building, growing and leading high-performing, multi-national high tech companies in Russia, North America, Europe and Asia. Over the last two decades, Dr. Beloussov had founded and led three technology companies that became market leaders in their respective industries and attained annual revenues in excess of US$100 million: Parallels, the market leader in virtualization and automation software; 

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Serguei Kouzmine

Education. Master’s Degree in physics from Novosibirsk State University and Ph.D. in physics from Institute of Nuclear Physics in Russia. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Business School; member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Entrepreneurial Experience. Over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. Founder of Nonolet, a Russia based PC manufacturer and distributor. 

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Petr Lukyanov

Petr has 8 years of investing experience and worked for 6 years in venture capital industry.

Petr is Managing Partner and Cofounder at Phystech Ventures, the general partner of Quantum Wave Fund I L.P. Phystech Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm with focus on technology startups in IT, energy, materials, instrumentation.

Prior to Phystech Ventures, Petr served for 2.5 years as a Director at Investment Department of Skolkovo Foundation and was responsible for deal review and IR in energy/cleantech sector.

Before joining Skolkovo, Petr was Investment director and Partner at Ruvento Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focused on IT and cleantech.

Prior to joining Ruvento, Petr worked for 1.5 years as project manager at IFTI, a seed stage venture capital firm investing and accelerating technology startups.

Petr made personal investments in 3 startups and co-founded a materials company.

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Vasily Nikolaev

Vasily’s prior experience includes a position of a CEO in Nanooptic Devices, Silicon Valley nano-technology company; over 10 years of Private Equity and Investment Banking experience in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Hungary and Poland; over 4 years of Management Consulting experience with McKinsey & Company and Diamond Cluster International. Vasily holds an MBA degree from IESE (Barcelona, Spain) and Master’s degree in physics from the Moscow State University.

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Dmitry Kravtsov

Dmitry has a strong experience in technical due diligence and building network of external experts in energy hardware, sensors, drones, robotics, IoT, etc.

Dmitry’s previous experience includes a Principal position at Investment / Grant Department of Skolkovo Foundation for over 4 years, where he was responsible for due diligence in IT and Nuclear sectors and where he led 100+ grant deals. Dmitry had also principal and associate positions in two VC firms focused in energy efficiency and experience in several hi-tech startups.

Dmitry holds MSc degree in Telecommunications and strategic management from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

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Ilya Zubarev

Technology entrepreneur with 18+ years track record, founder of Rolsen, Parallels, Acronis (each over $150mln in revenue) and 10+ other profitable tech ventures — all in partnership with Serguei Beloussov. Currently Chairman of Acronis and Senior Partner of Runa Capital.

Investor in many other tech ventures and venture funds.

Mr. Zubarev has received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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Serguei Beloussov

Dr. Beloussov is a successful self-made entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 18-year track record in building, growing and leading high-performing, multi-national high tech companies in Russia, North America, Europe and Asia. Over the last two decades, Dr. Beloussov had founded and led three technology companies that became market leaders in their respective industries and attained annual revenues in excess of US$100 million: Parallels, the market leader in virtualization and automation software; Acronis, a global leader in storage management and disaster recovery software; and Rolsen, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in Russia.

Dr. Beloussov currently is a Founding Partner at Runa Capital, a US$130 million venture capital firm that invests in technology, digital media and communications companies.

Noted as an innovator and a thought leader in virtualization, datacenter automation, and cloud computing space, Dr. Beloussov is a frequent speaker at industry events internationally. Dr. Beloussov was recognized as the “European Entrepreneur of the Year 2007” and is a recipient of over 50 awards for products and technology.

Dr. Beloussov has received a B.S in Physics, an M.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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Serguei Kouzmine

Education. Master’s Degree in physics from Novosibirsk State University and Ph.D. in physics from Institute of Nuclear Physics in Russia. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Business School; member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Entrepreneurial Experience. Over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. Founder of Nonolet, a Russia based PC manufacturer and distributor. Introduced and commercialized one of the first Russian computer brands.

Management Experience. As CEO of Ritzio Entertainment Group he led the company from $40 million in revenues in 2002 to $1.25 billion in revenues in 2006.

Fund Management Experience. As General Partner of Russian Investment Solution Fund, successfully navigated the Fund through the Russian default to a profitable conclusion.

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Eduard Kanalosh

Eduard has over 25 years of investment, strategy consulting and management experience. Prior to joining Quantum Wave Fund, he was Head of Investment Office of Skolkovo Foundation, a premier agency of development in Russia with the mission to create sustainable supporting ecosystem for high-tech companies. Ed focused on sourcing private funding for 1,000+ Skolkovo-supported startups in five technological areas, including Life Sciences, outlicensing technologies to corporations; performing due diligence on startups joining Skolkovo and assisting venture funds interested in investment opportunities.

Ed also worked as Vise-President at IB TRUST (Moscow) with responsibilities in healthcare investments and consultant at New Jersey office of McKinsey. He started his career at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Eduard received MBA from Harvard Business School.

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