Asia Business Development
Denis joined the team in 2020 to promote Runa’s activities in Asia. He focuses on helping portfolio startups enter Asian markets, especially China, find suitable technological and distribution partners. He is also engaged in scouting B2B SaaS, Deep Tech and Fintech startups in Asia.
Prior to joining Runa, Denis managed a Russian investment project in China. He also co-founded a Russian startup that helps Russian and CIS high-tech companies enter the Chinese market. Denis is actively engaged in increasing awareness of Chinese high-tech among Russian speaking audiences, contributing as the Russian Editor of Technode, one of the largest high-tech media platforms in China, and the author of telegram-channel @ChinaCompass.
Denis graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) majoring in Economics. Apart from it, he has a M.S. from University for International Business and Economics in Beijing and exchange program experience at Free University of Berlin. During his studies at MGIMO he was the chairman of a student Energy Club.
Denis is fluent in English, German and Chinese, he enjoys watching series and reading books in these three languages. Denis is also fascinated with Space, he wrote several articles about comparing Russian and Chinese space industries.