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.
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.
Aerotherm — an innovative company manufacturing thermal insulating materials for clothing. The materials are produced from Airgel and supplied to the world’s leading manufacturers of clothing brands. The company’s production facilities are located in South Korea, with sales offices sited in the USA and China.