We invest into companies with a clear and defensible competitive advantage based on disruptive technologies in five domains: • Mobility • Foodtech • Construction & Smart Cities • CleanTech • Industrial Automation Geographic focus includes North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions
CFO from Day 1 until IPO of the United Wagon Company (UWC), $1bn greenfield project of the ICT Holding, disrupting rail industry with innovative product. Then CEO of Vostok1520, an offspring of UWC in rail transportation sector. Earlier Alexey was an Associate at McKinsey&Company focusing on strategy and operational improvement across multiple industries. Alexey holds Master’s degrees in Management & Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, MBA from INSEAD and Senior Executive Program from London Business School.
The co-founder and managing partner at Emery Capital, the early stage investor in disrupting companies like Cheetah Technologies, ID Finance, Chronicled and Sight Diagnostics. Ivan has 15+ years experience in finance and investments and holds Master’s degree in Finance from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
"The flourishing start-up landscape over the past decades has had a profound impact on all human life, similarly to the great scientific discoveries of the XX century. I feel passionate about taking part in the journeys to uncover the intrinsic values of new disruptive ideas and business models, shoulder to shoulder with the best entrepreneurs in the World. This really makes my life ecstatic and substantial."
Dmitry has over 10 years of operational experience in Sales, Marketing, IT, and Business Development in a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Financial Services, and FMCG. His personal investment interest is in industrial automation, robotics, and advanced materials. Dmitry graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with MS in Applied Mathematics.
"The period of time from conception to implementation is the shortest and at the same time the most impressive period in the life of an idea. Successful ideas quickly become the industrial standard, while unsuccessful ones die. Working in the VC market gives you the opportunity to see many such bright trajectories, and it's exciting."
Was the Head of Treasury in several largest business projects of ICT-Holding. He has extensive experience in operational financial planning, budgeting, and transactions in the money, FX, and stock markets. He has successfully implemented a large number of projects to attract long-term and short-term debt financing (bank credit lines, financial leasing, securities transactions, etc.). Ivan holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Moscow Research Nuclear University MEPhi.
“By investing in new technologies and revolutionary business models, we improve the lives of millions of people and create new growth points for civilization progress. I’m happy to be able to take part in this process.”
eScooter company Beam expanding micro-mobility in Asia and Pacific region.
ICT Capital participated in round A financing together with Sequoia India.https://www.ridebeam.com
Plant Prefab designs and prefabricates custom, high-quality, healthy, sustainable homes.
ICT Capital participated in round B equity to fuel expansion.https://www.plantprefab.com
Eat Just offers a plant-based egg substitute intended to provide healthy and nutritional food alternatives
ICT Capital took Series F shares in the late-stage deal.https://www.ju.st
Mosa Meat creates cleaner and friendlier cultivated meat
ICT Capital took part in the latest equity roundhttps://mosameat.com
ICT Capital had participated in the Series B round of Plant Prefab, a California-based modular homebuilding company that streamlines the entire home construction process from design to assembly on the site. The client, being the home-builder or developer, may choose from the variety of best-in-class designs from architects like Ray Kappe, Yves Behar, Kieran Timberlake and others.
The Company has raised $30 million of funding co-led by Asahi Kasei Corporation and Paris Ventures. The funding round saw the participation of existing investors, including Amazon Alexa Fund, Obvious Ventures and Ferguson Ventures. With this financing, Plant Prefab today announced the opening of a second factory in Ontario, California and the construction of a third factory, set to open in 2022.
The Plant Building System enables Plant Prefab to build custom single-family and multi-family homes 20-50% faster than traditional building methods with up to 30% less waste at a 10-25% cost savings in major cities. The company’s third, automated factory will serve as a central production hub to existing and future Western U.S. factories, utilizing sophisticated new equipment to achieve even greater production velocity with quality assurances and a level of material efficiency unmatched by any other home builder.
“This investment allows us to fully integrate our engineering platforms with our production process, utilizing our proprietary building information management (BIM) systems to drive machinery, advanced factory quality controls, and production tracking. It’s a step change in custom home building, making it significantly faster, easier, and more sustainable to build beautifully-designed, healthy homes,” said Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO of Plant Prefab. “We are honored to partner with ICT Capital, and we are grateful that all of our existing institutional investors, including the Amazon Alexa Fund, Obvious Ventures, and others, participated in the round at a super pro-rata level.”
Managing Partner of ICT-Capital Alexey Tsyplakov said: "ICT Capital investment thesis on the construction is that we will see a lot of innovations coming there. We believe that the deployment of technology, both digital and physical, will enhance productivity at scale, making this a new industry standard. We like the Company is addressing the precisely exact pain-points of the industry being interoperability of the design and construction, timing and overbudgeting."
About Plant Prefab
Plant Prefab builds custom architectural homes, empowering individuals, developers, and architects with a faster, higher quality, and more sustainable way to build.
For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.plantprefab.com
US$30m equity round is led by Sequoia Capital India with the participation of Hanna Ventures and various other investors.
Founded by a team with a passion for new mobility, Beam is focused on expanding micro-mobility in Asia and Pacific region beginning with eScooters. As Asian cities continue to grow, Beam will provide urban residents with the opportunity to take ownership of their transportation options. A Beam trip allows you to move efficiently, reduce your environmental footprint, and have fun as you go from here to there – how you want and when you want.
“I am excited to partner with ICT Capital at this stage of the journey as we share the same thesis on the future of eScooters sharing and micro-mobility in our target markets. I believe the vertical is now well positioned to the growth capital injections, both in equity and debt form, and to scale in 2021 after the shortcomings of the early years were overcome,” explained Beam CEO and founder Alan Jiang.
“We envisage micro-mobility as an integral part of the future Smart Cities Infrastructure where the target will be that most of the commutes should take not more than 15-20 minutes”, said ICT Capital CEO and Managing Partner Alexey Tsyplakov. “The 2020 year was a challenging year but pivotal for the sector as it evidenced that (despite COVID and on the back of new durable eScooter models) the business is working very well economically, showing solid positive margins”, he added.
Beam is Asia’s largest and fastest growing micromobility startup, focused on improving first / last mile mobility in cities. After launching in 2018, Beam eScooters and eBikes are available for rent across 11 cities in 4 countries in Asia, including Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
Today, ICT Group, the parent company of ICT Holding , has announced plans to invest USD 400 million into venture-backed companies. ICT Group is a European group of companies famous for its direct investments in finance, metals & mining, transport, real estate and industrial development. The capital will be invested into growth stages companies over the next three years, with checks going to Series A and later stage companies.