Andre Bliznyuk is a Partner at Runa Capital, where he invests globally out of the firm’s Palo Alto office, focusing primarily on regulated industries such as finance, education, and healthcare. Andre is currently a Board member at Lendio, Smava, Mambu, Final, drchrono, EchoPixel, Station X and Zipdrug, and he also led Runa Capital’s investments in Brainly and Zopa. His prior investments include Thinkgrid (acquired by Colt Telecom), StopTheHacker (acquired by Cloudflare) and Schoolmint (acquired by Hero K12 and BV Investment Partners).
Prior to joining Runa Capital in 2011, Andre spent over 10 years helping companies IPO and raise financing in the public markets, both as a banker with Goldman Sachs and UBS, and in-house at a number of European publicly traded corporates. He holds an MA degree in Communications from Moscow State University.