Our team, data platform and industry insights to help you scale and win
We admire people who are not afraid of going up with their vision against everyone.
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We do not stick to particular industries or geographies — we back ambitious founders globally, from seed to series B.
We lead deals and move fast.
We contribute [something new] to your vision [based on] our global research, industry insights and billions of data points from our proprietary data platform.
We sit down, [roll our sleeves] and get shit done if there is a problem [fight alongside you]. And of course we do all the usual VC helpful stuff ⚡
PORTFOLIO
Buyk
Instant Grocery-Delivery Service


2020
Productfy
Banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that aims to build DeFi for traditional finance

2021
Rain
Rain is an employee benefits app that allows employees to instantly receive their earned-wage on-demand
2021
CodeSignal
Coding Tests and Assessments for Technical Hiring


2020
Teachmint
Creating online teaching classes in India



2021
Atom Finance
Investment research platform and application that offers resources, data, and analysis to investors and allows to track all investments in one place 2021
Houm
Property management platform and discovery marketplace that simplifies the process of renting homes for both landlords and tenants.
2021
Speechify
Mobile and desktop app that allows to make Audiobooks from Anything and helps people with dyslexia and low vision to read out using text to speech voice 2021
We don't follow buzzwords. We assess growth in an unbiased manner looking at the fundamentals of your business.
Our proprietary tech platform gives us a 360° overview of the markets and verticals globally. We call our platform a Research Hub. We provide our portfolio companies access to this Research Hub to assess markets in real-time and build their growth strategies based on real data, not gut feelings.
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360° overview
Our proprietary platform allows us to be sector and stage agnostic, as we can gain 360° observability of the global startup ecosystem, recognizing trends before they become mainstream and gathering important aggregate insights at an accelerated rate.
Out platform processes more than 1 bln data points daily to empower our proprietary ML algorithms for companies and founders scoring.
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1 bln data points daily
TEAM
Investment team
Product team
Operations team
Nikolay Ustinov
CTO
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Gerard Kostin
Chief Data Scientist
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Dmitri Bundin
Tech Lead
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Gleb Mekhrenin
Site Reliability Engineer
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Stas Luchnikov
Frontend developer, UX/UI Designer
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Anton Solovyev
Tech Lead
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Viktor Platov
Product Manager
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Ivan Bakulin
Data Analyst
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Artem Allaberenov
Data Analyst
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Petr Zhilyaev
ML Scientific Adviser
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Daria Platova
Project Manager
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Anna Posechkina
Office Manager
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Alyona Sukharevskaya
PR and communications Manager
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Vagan Khranyan
Founding Partner
#fintech #ecommerce

Vagan together with his partner Nikolay established CM Ventures in 2020. Before that, he was an Investment Manager in the technology sector at USM Holdings where he invested in companies like XYZ. Currently Vagan is serving as a Board Director at Buyk, instant grocery delivery service, and a Board Observer at Productfy, the US banking-as-a service platform. 

Vagan started his career as an analyst in the Security Department at Goldman Sachs. 

Vagan holds a BAs degree in Economics from LSE and PhD in Philosophy at XXX.  

Our insights
Zooming out the headless e-commerce vertical
Febbuary 3, 2021
Hi, I’m Daniil from СM Ventures✋. Our team has spent the past couple of months digging into the headless e-commerce vertical and have…
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Dark store bonanza: can it be profitable?
September 10, 2021
Many VC investors perceive dark stores — the foundation for 15-minute grocery delivery startups — as a new business model with unproven unit economics...
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Zooming out the headless e-commerce vertical
Febbuary 3, 2021
Hi, I’m Daniil from СM Ventures✋. Our team has spent the past couple of months digging into the headless e-commerce vertical and have…
Learn more →
Dark store bonanza: can it be profitable?
September 10, 2021
Many VC investors perceive dark stores — the foundation for 15-minute grocery delivery startups — as a new business model with unproven unit economics...
Learn more →
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