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.
Delivery club is an independent club project that has brought together hundreds of food and product shipping services and made them part of a Unified Ordering System. The project is RuNet’s most visited and popular food and product shipping resource whose clientele totals over 300,000 users.
TexDrive 2 is a business accelerator offering best international experience, technological expertise, fast money and real connections worldwide to projects. The company specializes in providing 12-week acceleration programs aiming to help building effective businesses with global ambitions, attractive in terms of investment.
Autostolitsa is Russia’s largest network of service stations that specialize in post-guarantee maintenance of motor vehicles. The network is placed under the integrated management of AvtoSTOlitsa as the central company. All stations are built to a single format and consist of a repair unit for 5 — 10 stations, a car wash, a spare parts retail outlet and a rest area for customers. The project is implemented in cooperation with international private equity fund Quadriga Capital Russia.
HowTech is a publisher of short video tutorials on computer topics. The company provides its users with an extensive catalogue of free video content about the use of popular software products and online services.
Pixonic is Russia’s leading publisher of games for mobile devices and social networks. The company’s portfolio consists of over 40 games developed and partnered by 21 teams from 8 countries. The company has a staff of 46 employees who are distributed between the Moscow headquarters and two regional offices in St. Petersburg and San Francisco.