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Our Mission

NRG Ventures – is a new generation venture capital fund that supports global B2B technology startups founded by immigrants from the former Soviet Union countries (FSU). We see our mission in supporting technology entrepreneurs who are making a significant contribution to creating a better future for people and the planet.

Roman Tyan

Founding Partner, GP, New York

Over 15 years in venture business. Investment director at $110m FortRoss Ventures, senior manager at $500m RMI Partners (backed by Domain Associates)

Notable investments: Uber, Gett, eToro, Kiavi, Mobeewave (Apple)

Founder of startups AnyWay (NL), JCF (US), mentor at 45 startups (total value of $10bn)

Mentor at tier-1 startup accelerators Alchemist (US), Techstars (EU); Speaker at MOVE (London), TOA (Berlin), WebSummit, EMERGE, etc

Graduated the leading CIS universities - Applied Math & Physics at MIPT and Masters in Finance at NES

Over 15 years in venture business

Managed more than $600m with investments in Uber, eToro, Mobeewave

Mentor at tier-1 startup accelerators Alchemist (US), Techstars (EU)

Speaker at MOVE UK, TOA Berlin, WebSummit, EMERGE


Maxim Shashenkov

Partner, London

Expert in investment banking, private equity, and wealth management

Over 25 years of successful management and business executive career at the leading Eastern European private equity fund (VPE Capital) as well as prominent investment banks (Smith New Court, Merrill Lynch) and wealth management firms (EFG, PIM) in various locations including London, New York, Geneva, and the Middle East

Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language

Ph.D. in International Relations at the Oxford University

Author of numerous articles on the international affairs of CIS, Central Asia, and the Middle East

Managed the leading private equity fund in the CIS - VPE Capital

Former VP at Merrill Lynch (London), Director postitions at Arterial Capital Management and EFG Bank 

Ph.D. in International Relations (Middle Eastern Studies) at the Oxford University

What We Value


Value First

We are always ready to help startups. Therefore, we mentor and consult them along with organizing regular startup pitches. “Be useful”, — is our team’s philosophy, and we seek to apply this approach everywhere

Never Stop Growing

We value constant progress and a proactive approach in both our partners and startups. With that in mind, we aim to build a global startup ecosystem

Synergy is Energy

We syndicate deals with other reputable investors, share our profits with our Advisory Board, partners, and each employee of our ecosystem. We truly believe synergy brings much more mutual benefits than competition