Prospective Founders of global companies:

Come to hear the outlooks of people defining the technological paths of Russia, and the world.

Learn what kind of solutions large corporations are looking for. Find out what ideas venture capitalists are eager to finance. Meet startups that will be forging the history of the global market tomorrow.

1,000+ participants, including founders and investors, startups and corporations, visualisers and developers, representatives of the mass media and development institutions, will gather on the fields of GoTech to network and find new solutions, technologies and resources to drive the development of global business.

Speakers of #GoTech 2017

Serguei Beloussov

Founder and CEO of Acronis

Founder and CEO of Acronis.

Russian-born Singaporean businessman, entrepreneur, investor and speaker. Ph.D.

Beloussov is the co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Acronis, a global data protection company, and is the senior founding partner of Runa Capital, a technology investment firm. He is also executive chairman of the board and chief architect of Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company and co-founder and chairman of the board of Acumatica, an enterprise resource planning software (ERP) company.

Beloussov is also co-founder of QWave Capital, chairman of the board of trustees for the Russian Quantum Center, and sits on the governing board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

Alexander «Sasha» Galitsky

Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners

Alexander Galitsky is a Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners, a venture fund with major offices in Portola Valley, CA, which is backed by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC, which he co-founded in 2008. Alexander is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in USA, Europe and Russia/CIS. Alexander serves as Member of the Skolkovo Foundation Board,

Member of Skoltech Board of Trustees.

Alexander was honored numerous times as the most influential person in the Russian IT and Internet industry by Forbes, best GP of 2013 by Venture Awards, EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Russia in 2013, was nominated for best venture capitalist of the last decade in Europe in 2012 by Investor AllStars and named "Technology Pioneer" at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000.

Prior to Almaz, Alexander made a series of private successful investments. His past and current investments include: Parallels, Yandex (IPO), QIK (sold to Skype), Vyatta (sold to Brocade), Acumatica, Jelastic, NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), Acronis, SJLabs (sold to VocalTec), EverNote, GridGain, WikiMart, CarPrice, StarWind, PIQ, Good Data among others.

Prior to his investment career, he 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. He pioneered in WiFi and Virtual Private Network technologies and product development on the global market in partnership with Sun Microsystems and was a pioneer of the Russian Internet industry back in the 90s. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Alexander served as one of the top technical executives for the Soviet space industry, where he worked on the MIR space station and the Soviet “Star Wars” response.

He has over 30 patents for numerous inventions, including parallel processing, WiFi and VPN security technologies.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from joint authority of Defense Research Institute and MIPT and graduated from MIET from the physical science department.

Dmitry Chikhachev

Managing Partner, Runa Capital

Dmitry is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Runa and is also head of the board at IT-cluster Phystech, a large infrastructure project at MIPT — one of Europe’s leading universities. He currently holds board seats at NGINX, Jelastic, LinguaLeo, Ecwid, and Cellrox.

Dmitry’s MSc in Applied Maths and Physics at MIPT and strong technical background give him a deep understanding of cloud computing, hosted services, and virtualization, as well as financial, healthcare, and educational IT-technology. His MBA (cum laude) and 18 years of executive experience, which includes growing a business from zero to $75M and managing HR for a giant international telecom supplier across 7 countries, also makes him an excellent “hands-on” investor.

Marvin Liao

Partner 500 Startups

Marvin is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global Seed Venture Capital Firm & Startup Accelerator based in Silicon Valley. He invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Fintech, Adtech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Mobile startups across the globe. 

Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin Liao has held roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing & ran online marketing at a venture capital funded ecommerce start-up prior to that. He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies. 

In addition, he is a Mentor for several Startup Accelerator programs in Europe, Asia, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts."

Yuri Gurski

Founding partner, Haxus

Yury Hurski is a serial IT-entrepreneur, mentor and founding partner of the venture acceleration firm Haxus focused on AI/AR/VR startups at the seed or even pre-seed stage. His areas of special expertise include strategy, operations, marketing, and management training. Mobile applications from Haxus portfolio have been ranked among the best ones by App Store and Google Play (Prisma, MSQRD, Flo, RedRockApps, Fabby).

Tech firms that Yuri founded, funded and advised have been acquired by Google (AIMatter, 2017), Facebook (MSQRD live selfie video filtering, 2016), Russian internet giant Mail.Ru ( navigation services, 2014), the world’s largest online gaming firm Playtech (mobile fitness pioneer, 2013) and Israel’s billionaire Teddy Sagi (iPhone app developer Viaden Media, 2011). Yury is the founder and owner of the publishing house Ideanomix and the app developer Ideanomix Digital. In 2014 – 2016, Yury served as the Vice President for New Product Development for Group.

Yury Hurski is a distinguished MBA alumnus of Kozminski University and a former best-selling author of technology books in Russia. In Belarus, he’s been repeatedly recognized as Entrepreneur-of-the-Year and Startup Mentor-of-the-Year. The leading business news portal in Belarus ranked him No. 1 on the list “Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2016”.

Ruslan Fazlyev

CEO and founder of Ecwid

Ruslan Fazlyev – successful serial entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Ecwid. Co-founded X-Cart, the world’s first PHP e-commerce platform. He is also a member of the Expert Council for development of the Information technology industry of the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media. Ruslan runs half marathons and is passionate about spearfishing and yachting.

Speaker/panelist at TechCrunch (Moscow), Parallels Summit(Singapore), 404fest (Samara), Creative Hotspots (Tallinn), Retail in Russia (Moscow).

Alexander Turkot

Managing Partner, Maxfield Capital

Managing Partner, Maxfield Capital.

Alexander is an engineer by heart. He has had a long career in IT, engineering, and project management. In the 1990s, he had worked for large corporations, most notably for IBM, spending a greater part of his time in the United States and overseeing projects across in Japan, South Africa and Switzerland to name a few.

After that, he decided to spend some time nurturing his own ideas, and launched a couple of startups himself. He then served as the CEO and Managing Partner of the Eastern European branch of MySpace. Following that he was approached to run a big project for the Russian government, creating the startup and IT cluster Skolkovo. Today, as the General partner and Founder of Maxfield Capital he oversees worldwide operations for the venture fund.

Investment interest: East coast USA & Israel, Russia.

Alexander holds a MSc in Computer & Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Economics.

David Yang

Founder and Board Director, ABBYY

Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Founder and Board Director, ABBYY,
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, iiko,
Co-Founder and Board Director of Plazius,
Co-Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, Findo

In 1989, Mr. Yang, a 4th year student of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, partnered with Alexander Moskalev of the Institute for Microelectronics Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, to create his first company, ABBYY.

ABBYY is currently over 1250 employees strong and is the leading developer of Optical Character Recognition, Linguistic and Artificial Intelligence technologies. With 16 offices worldwide (Russia, USA, Germany, UK, Japan, Ukraine, Taiwan, Cyprus, etc.), it sells products in more than 200 countries.

More than 10 billion pages from paper documents and books are being scanned with ABBYY technologies every year. Today, more than 40 million users rely on ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY Lingvo solutions.

In addition to ABBYY, the entrepreneurial Mr. Yang is active in a variety of other projects, including:

  • Launched Cybiko, a hand-held wireless communication computer for teenagers, (USA, Taiwan, Russia, 1998-2003)
  • Participation in ATAPY Software (, 2001)
  • Founded iiko, company that develops integrated software solutions and innovative management systems for the restaurant and hospitality industry (, 2005)
  • Involved in a number of creative art-based ventures, including: FAQ-Café studio (, 2004), ArteFAQ club-gallery (, 2007), DeFAQto bar (, 2010);
  • Active in a number of charity organizations and educational projects: Educational fund Ayb (, 2005), participation in the operation of MIPT Supervisory committee, etc.
  • Founded Plazius, mobile payment and loyalty system (2015)
  • Founded Findo, AI-based smart search assistant across email, files and personal cloud (, 2016)

David Yang is among the world’s leading high technology entrepreneurs. The World Economic Forum in Davos named Mr. Yang as one of 100 World Technology Pioneers in 2002. He received the esteemed Science and Technology Prize from the Russian Federation Government, and has been ranked among the top 20 technology professionals by numerous Russian computer industry magazines. In 2011 David Yang became a winner of the prestigious "Aristos 2011" award in Russia, the “Innovative Company Leader” category.

David Yang is a regular member of the jury at Russia’s innovation and startup project competitions such as “Technovation Cup”,“Startup of the Year”, and Forbs Startup Competition.

Mr. Yang is an author of numerous patents and scientific publications. His other areas of interest include modern art, architecture and social communication technologies.

In 2013 David published his book “Now I Eat All I Want!” (available for free in English and Russian)

Dmitry Kalaev

Head of IIDF’s Accelerator

Head of IIDF’s Accelerator: 320+ investments in IT startups.

Co-founder of — a «venture tourism» program in Silicon Valley and an accelerator program in the USA — TechMafia.

Business angel and managing partner of RedButton fund: $10M of conducted transactions.

Head of Sberbank-Technology in Yekaterinburg: from zero to 50+ employees in 6 months; successful implementation of the core IT-system in 1800 of the bank’s offices.

Advisor to the Minister of Economics of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Naumen: from 6 to 400+ employees and a billion rubles in revenue. Now — a shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors.

Alex Martynov


Entrepreneur, pioneer of the computer vision technologies being used in hockey. Alex brings his in-depth hockey analytics expertise, plays key role in product development.

Alex graduated from York University in Toronto, earning his bachelor in Business Analytics. He spent a number of years researching the nature of advanced hockey analytics, then building a team of followers, which led to the creation of ICEBERG.

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Participate in a GoTech Contest!

Come to win the hearts and minds of 500+ companies and investors; receive grants and investments from partners; partner with corporations and launch pilot projects; gain access to European and American acceleration programs; receive passes to major global start-up events.

Every year, renowned venture capitalists select high-potential game-changing technology startups from among the participants of GoTech.

The Forum’s partners ‘hand-pick’ projects and solutions worth investing in and launching.


1000 attendees
500 companies
and investors
6000 startups
since 2009
$40M investments raised
by the finalists

Tickets Price


Main agenda and the pitch session

2900 rubles Before September 12, 2017


Access to VC, corporates and media networking plus main agenda

2900 rubles Before September 12, 2017


Main agenda, pitch session, startup catalog, VC Lounge area access

5900 rubles Before September 12, 2017


Main agenda, pitch session, VC Corner, startup catalog, matchmaking service, VC Lounge area access

7900 rubles Before September 12, 2017

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