Alexander (Sasha) Galitsky is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in USA and Europe. Sasha is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital, an international VC fund with major office in Silicon Valley, US as well as with offices in Central and Eastern European countries. Among the most famous deals of Almaz Capital are Yandex (IPO NASDAQ), QIK (sold to Skype), Sensity Systems (sold to Verizon Communications), Acumatica (sold to EQT), Xometry (IPO NASDAQ) and others.
Sasha was the President of the East Europe Tech Tours in 2018-2019 in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania. Currently he serves as a member of Board of Directors at CarPrice and Virtuozzo, and as Institute Advisor in B612 Foundation.
Prior to Almaz Capital, Alexander made a series of private successful investments: NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), Start Telecom, Magnifire, SJLabs, PGP, Parallels, Acronis, EverNote and others.
Alexander founded five successful high-tech companies, ELVIS+, TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures), ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor) and NPC ELVIS, all of which he led as CEO.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Galitsky served as one of the top Technical Executive for the Soviet Space Agency. He pioneered in Wi-Fi and Virtual Private Network technologies, as well as product development on the global market in partnership with Sun Microsystems. He has over 30 patents for numerous inventions.
Alexander is PhD in Computer Science and holds a Master’s degree in physics.