Guard Capital’s main goal is to achieve excellent financial results by providing valuable intellectual assets, business experience and expertise for each of its portfolio companies. The combination of the wealth of corporate finance experience with the focus on telecommunications and the Internet makes the fund a unique business.
Guard Capital was founded in 2009 by a group of private Russian investors. Since its inception, the fund has invested in 12 projects and is now considered as a notable player with a diverse venture portfolio of promising projects in the Russian venture capital market.
The fund’s team has many years’ experience of investing in and managing Russian and international companies. We will grow together with the proactive teams which develop breakthrough products and use innovative technologies and business models.
We believe that the Internet segment will be one of the main growth drivers in venture capital markets. This belief is supported by the fact that IT companies are reported to have the fastest capitalization growth rates in Fortune Global 500. Experts agree in their estimates that the number of Russian-speaking Internet users will show an increase of at least 20% in the next three years.
Doctor na rabote — the world’s largest professional network for Russian speaking practicing physicians. The clients of Doctor na rabote include top international and russian pharmaceutical companies. The company also owns the social network Medcampus, which connects over one hundred thousand Russian medical students, and Smartpharma, the first network in Russia for pharmacists.
DocDoc is a comprehensive doctor search tool that brings transparency to healthcare. The service simplify search and book the best doctors on-line in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
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