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Dmitrii Kalaev

Internet Initiatives Development Fund

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Dmitrii Kalaev is a Deputy Director at Internet Initiatives Development Fund, http://www.iidf.ru/, and the Director of the Accelerator Program at IIDF – the most famous and the most competitive accelerator in Russia. Within the past 4 years, IIDF has invested in more than 300 startups and our fund has took the 4th place of most active worldwide early stage investors in 2016, according to Pitch Book. He dad also worked as an Expert at IT Cluster of Skolkovo Foundation over three years. As such, he has conducted expert reviews of more than 50 companies every year. His previous appointments included those of the Head of Regional Office of Sberbank; Advisor to the Minister of Economics in Sverdlovsk region; Deputy Director and Shareholder at NAUMEN, the fastest growing software development company in Russian in 2005-2010; and Co-Founder of Go Valley, an educational program which attracted over 200 top-tier entrepreneurs from Russia and Eastern Europe starting their businesses in the Bay Area.