Da Vinci Capital Adds Gregory Bedrosian As Investment Committee Chair
Emerging markets fund manager Da Vinci Capital today announced that noted cross-border private equity investor Gregory Bedrosian will chair the investment committee of its third vintage fund, Da Vinci Emerging Technologies Fund III, which invests in high growth technology companies across Eurasia.
The investment committee evaluates and recommends portfolio companies for inclusion in the fund’s portfolio. In his non-executive role, Bedrosian will also provide strategic advice to the fund on investor relations, portfolio company governance and transaction execution.
Bedrosian is the co-founder of global boutique investment bank Drake Star Partners, as well as of Renaissance Capital’s merchant banking group and the Sputnik Group, a $1 billion emerging markets private equity investment firm. He began his emerging markets finance career at Credit Suisse First Boston’s London and Moscow offices and has spent half of his career based in Europe and emerging markets. He is also an advisor at Harvard Innovation Labs and an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bedrosian holds a bachelor’s of science in economics and finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School, where he has also served on the alumni board of directors.
Bedrosian commented, “I look forward to helping Da Vinci Capital select and cultivate world class technology companies for its portfolio. Da Vinci Capital is one of the most promising fund managers I have advised in my career.”
Da Vinci Capital Managing Partner Dennis Fulling added, “Gregory’s decision to join the Da Vinci Capital investment committee validates our investors’ confidence in us, demonstrating that even in a challenging economy, savvy investment funds can ferret out attractive portfolio companies poised to innovate and create high quality jobs worldwide.”
Da Vinci Capital anticipates that the new fund will launch in late 2020 with anchor backing from major development finance institutions, including Germany’s DEG, and private sector institutional investors.
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