Grishin Robotics

Since June 2012

Who we are

$100M VC fund
Focused on smart hardware, robotics & IoT
Founded by a successful entrepreneur

About Dmitry Grishin

Portfolio

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The next big thing

Internet of Things - $1 trillion market in 2020

Fueled by cheaper components, digital manufacturing, 3D printing and crowd funding

Leverage breakthroughs, already achieved by the PC, smartphone, and web industries

Transitioning from industrial robots (i.e. mainframes) to consumer (i.e. PC)

'Robotic' is quickly becoming a characteristic of everything

We as an investor

Global network in smart hardware and robotics

Strong operational experience

Due to the amount of correspondence we receive, we never sign NDAs. It may take a while to review your letter - a better way to apply is always through mutual introduction or an AngelList request

Presence in Bay Area & London

Invest from seed to late stage

Due to the amount of correspondence we receive, we never sign NDAs. It may take a while to review your letter - a better way to apply is always through mutual introduction or an AngelList request

What we are looking for

Great teams

End-consumer projects

Smart combinations of hardware and software

Working prototype

Exceptional design

Deliberated price-point

Early market validation

Why consumer robotics

MIT Technology Review's Innovator under 35.

Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Board at the Mail.Ru Group* company, which Dmitry took public on the London Stock Exchange in 2010

Born in 1978, Dmitry Grishin is considered as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Russia.

Graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Robotics and Complex Automation at Moscow State Technical University.

*Mail.Ru Group's sites reach approximately 86% of the Russian-speaking Internet users on a monthly basis, and the Company is one of the five largest Internet sites, based on the number of total pages viewed (comScore, March 2013).

Head of the department of Information Technologies and Programming at St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics.

Founder of the Russian Code Cup – the largest competition for programmers in Eastern Europe.

*Mail.Ru Group's sites reach approximately 86% of the Russian-speaking Internet users on a monthly basis, and the Company is one of the five largest Internet sites, based on the number of total pages viewed (comScore, March 2013).