Peter Loukianoff is a co-founder and seed investor of Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS) and is an observer on the Board of Directors. Peter has 20+ years of experience as a business innovator, leader and investor in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia. His core strengths are in driving new initiatives and creating growth opportunities by leveraging his unique combination of cross-border operating experience and relationships. Peter is a member of the Forbes Global CEO network, has served on numerous boards, and done business in 40+ countries around the world – linking Silicon Valley with global markets. His notable deals include Yandex (Nasdaq: YNDX), Xactly (Nasdaq: XTLY), and Qik (now Skype Mobile/Video), as well as various innovative and growing start-ups in the fields of IoT, Cloud Services, Big Data/Analytics, Fin-tech, Mobile Internet/Software and Data Security.
Prior to SVDS, Peter co-founded and was Managing Partner of Almaz Capital, the first technology-oriented venture capital firm focused on the Russian/CIS market. Earlier, he was a partner at Alloy Ventures in Palo Alto, CA. Pre-dating his venture capital experience, Peter was a founding team member and operating executive with several start-ups, including Autonomy, Inc. (US), one of the pioneers in unstructured data applications, and Ubiquinet, a provider of fleet logistics and asset management software.
As an internationally recognized expert in cross-border innovation, venture capital and entrepreneurship, Peter has advised many prominent business and government leaders on these subjects (including heads of state) and has been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. He has been a contributing author to Forbes; frequent conference speaker; and guest lecturer at Berkeley, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar program), and Stanford. He earned an MBA and BS in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.