Kirill is a seasoned venture professional and Founding Partner at Malamute Startups Agency since June 2020. He has extensive experience in supporting VCs and startups throughout the investment process, including sourcing suitable investors, assisting with storytelling and pitch activities, and managing fundraising rounds for prominent VCs. As the Head of Venture Engagements Management at NÜRNBERGER Beteiligungs-AG, Kirill leads the coordination between NÜRNBERGER Insurance Group, venture capital funds, and startups in the innovation and InsurTech sectors. He also executes due diligence and valuation processes for VC funds and startups.
Prior to his current roles, Kirill built an impressive career in the startup and venture capital ecosystems. He held positions as a Venture Builder at Swiss Startup Factory AG, Associate at Serpentine Ventures, Venture Partner at Istern Capital, Head of Business Development at Growthbase, and Head of FinTech Advisory & Venture Capital at PAWLIK Digital. Throughout these roles, he demonstrated expertise in startup development, deal flow management, and the financial technology market.
Kirill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Frankfurt University in 2013, went for MBA with major in Entrepreneurship at San Diego State University in 2015 and earned an Executive Certificate from University of St. Gallen Institute of Insurance Economics in 2022. He co-authored a book on digital wealth management and is a certified Professional Scrum Master.
In addition to his professional achievements, Kirill is a Startup Expert at the University of St. Gallen Center for Entrepreneurship, a member of the Entrepreneur Society at SDSU, and an alumnus of the San Diego State Aztecs Rugby Varsity Team.
Alexander is a highly experienced corporate investment banker with a strong background in B2B sales and relationship management. With over 8 years of experience across various U.S. investment banks, Alexander has refined his ability to identify and nurture business opportunities.
Throughout his career, Alexander has collaborated with company builders and a diverse range of fintech startups and scale-ups, equipping him with an understanding of the unique challenges these organizations encounter. With a proven success record in fundraising and sales consulting, he now brings his expertise to Malamute Startups as a Partner, where he focuses on delivering B2B sales consulting and fundraising services.
Alexander earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from European University Viadrina and a master's degree in Banking & Finance from ZHAW Zurich School of Management and Law. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Corporate Treasury-Management VDT from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Alexander is an avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and has a keen interest in Far Eastern philosophy. This distinctive blend of interests enables him to approach his work with discipline and mindfulness. Alexander is dedicated to offering his clients the same level of commitment and attention to detail that he brings to all aspects of his life.