Speaker "Dmitry Grishin" Details Back



Dmitry Grishin is the founder and managing partner of Grishin Robotics, an early-stage VC fund focused on consumer hardware, robotics, AI & the interfaces between the physical and digital world. Grishin Robotics has invested in many category-defining companies in robotics and consumer electronics, such as Ring (smart home, acquired by Amazon), Zume Pizza (robots disrupting the food industry), Spin (personal mobility, acquired by Ford), Zipline (last-mile drone delivery), Yellow (last-mile personal mobility), and many others. Dmitry is also the founder and chairman of Mail.Ru Group, one of Europe’s largest Internet Companies, which he took public as CEO in 2010. now has a $6B market cap and is used by nearly 70% of all Europian Internet users. Dmitry is a Stanford GSB ‘15 alum, an MIT Tech Review 35 Innovators under 35, Chairman of Forbes Russia, member of Forbes Council, Founder of the Russian Code Cup – the largest competition for programmers in Eastern Europe. He is also a Businessman of the year 2017 and investor of the year 2018 in Russia according to GQ Magazine and RBK Magazine. Dmitry has experience as a founder of one of the most successful emerging market tech companies of the last decade, and on the other side of the table as an investor in smart hardware, robotics, frontier tech, AI and consumer sectors. He is passionate about how technology is changing the physical world, as well as its bridges to the digital world, and the tremendous impact this has on end consumers. Dmitry has a wide-ranging knowledge of investment trends in AI, smart hardware, robotics, frontier tech, and consumer sectors and more.