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Softline Venture Partners

About us

In 2008, Igor Borovikov, the founder of Softline Group, one of the world’s leading IT vendors, created a corporate venture fund Softline Venture Partners that seeks to support startup projects and help develop the global tech industry.


We see the fast growing regions of South-East Asia, MENA, and LATAM as our top priority. We are interested both in the projects that have already started business in these countries and those that are just considering these markets for international expansion.


As a CVC fund, Softline Venture Partners has a special interest in Pre-Seed and Seed rounds.

Invested since 2008
Assets under management
Projects per year in the pipeline
$50 000 000+
Companies in the portfolio


Igor founded Softline with a team of only 10 people. Under his leadership, Softline became a global IT company with 6,000 employees worldwide. In October 2021, the company conducted an IPO of its securities on the London Stock Exchange. In 2015, he was invited into the Digital Economy Development Working Group in APAC operating under the aegis of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) — one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Cloud Services
Internet of Things
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data

Fund Focus


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300 000 –
3 000 000

In an effort to help portfolio companies grow their business, we provide them with unique opportunities to scale their business model and increase sales through Softline’s sales channels worldwide.


The smart money format is complemented by the expertise of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, marketers, and other members of the technology ecosystem who are willing to share their expertise to help new companies create better breakthrough solutions.



SVP works closely with other venture capital funds, business angels, banks and development institutes, and leading IT vendors from around the world.


The fund’s immersion into each startup’s ecosystem provides our portfolio companies with opportunities to get off to a fast start and build relationships with key partners.


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Head of the Fund
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Deputy Head of the Fund
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Investment Director
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General Counsel
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Director of Legal Support of Innovative Projects
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Financial director
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Head of PR
Elena Volotovskaya

Elena became the head of Softline Venture Partners in 2008 and she has been successfully running the fund for more than 14 years. In 2006, Elena earned her PhD in Economics and continued her education at California State University, receiving the MBA degree in 2008. Under Elena`s leadership, the fund has completed more than 100 transactions.

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Dmitry Polyakov

Dmitry has been working at SVP fund since 2012. Over the last few years, he has been involved in spearheading investments in more than 10 projects. He is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for startup search, selection, due diligence, and support of the fund’s projects and relations with development institutions.
He has a law degree.

Nikita Rogozin
Victor Iordansky

Supervises legal support for investment projects. He has significant experience in international corporate transactions. Prior to joining the fund, he was a senior associate at UFG Asset Management and also worked in the banking sector.

Ivan Zubkov

He has extensive experience of legal support for businesses at all stages of their development, starting with a start-up. He supervises legal support for investment projects and corporate transactions.
Ivan has a law degree.

Maria Sizova

Maria holds two graduate degrees in management and in accounting and auditing.

She is responsible for financial support of transactions, as well as financial and tax administration of portfolio`s companies.

Olga Sladkova

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    Purpose of Investment

    Minimum requirements

    • MVP Available Prefered
    • Revenue from $50.000 per year
    • Expertise request



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