Mr Yuri Borisovitch Milner

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KANDO id: 33061


Founded Digital Sky Technologies Ltd (now Group) in 2005 to focus on Internet investments in the Russian language world. In mid-2009, launched DST Global as the primary vehicle for international Internet investments. Graduated from Moscow State University in 1985 with an advanced degree in theoretical physics and subsequently conducted research at the Institute of Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences between 1985 and 1989. Attended the Wharton Business School MBA program between 1990 and 1992.


Digital Sky Technologies Ltd - founder

Venture capital and private equity firm that primarily invests in late-stage internet companies.

DST Global

The investment vehicle of Silicon Valley-based Russian Internet financier Yuri Milner.


Wharton School of Business

MBA in Business Administration to

Moscow State University

in Theoretical Physics to

Investment preferences
Stage focus
Top investment portfolio themes
fintech (3)  
lending (2)  
education (1)  
YCS11 (1)  
retail (1)  
meals (1)  
healthcare (1)  

Actual initial investment stage
Seed (4)

Selected investments

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Profile Country Date Funding
Comprehend Systems Inc Seed
Game Closure Inc Maker of HTML5-based cross-platform game technology. Seed
GoInstant Inc N/A
Mailgun Inc Venture
OnSwipe (Lulo Ventures Inc) Venture
Parse Inc A complete backend platform for your iOS and Android applications. Seed
Tagstand (Egomotion Corp) Near Field Communication (NFC) platform Venture
Work4 Labs Inc Work4 Labs Incorporated Series A
23andMe Inc DNA testing and genome sequencing firm. Series D Initial investment
Airtime Media Inc (Supyo) Series A Initial investment
Aisle50 Inc Venture Inc People search engine. Seed
Brex Inc Corporate credit card company focused on startups. Series B
Carbon3D Inc 3D printing company. Series C
ClassDojo Communication app that connects teachers, students, and parents. Seed Initial investment
drchrono Inc Venture
drchrono Inc Seed
Flexport Inc Platform for global logistics. Series B Follow-on investment
Flotype Inc Third generation of web apps. Seed Initial investment
GenapSys Inc Developer of genomic testing systems. Series B Initial investment
Grubwithus Inc Innovative social networking company that allows you to meet new people, while dining at some of your city’s best restaurants. Seed
LendUp Global Inc Direct lender focused on non-prime borrowers. Series B Developer of a unified, integrated platform for communication and entertainment Internet services. N/A
Path Inc Social networking site Series B
Prism Skylabs Inc Software that analyzes what’s being recorded by retailers’ video cameras to give them actionable feedback about their customers. Seed Initial investment