Kirill Sheynkman is the Managing Director of RTP Ventures — U.S. representative of the $700M ru-Net Holdings. Focused on developing all aspects of the firms investment strategy in the United States, building an investment portfolio of Software, Cloud, SaaS, and Enterprise Infrastructure companies. RTP is actively investing in companies that bring innovative technologies to big markets and are led by exceptionally smart founding teams.
Kirill is also a Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners, the New York venture capital fund founded by Alan Patricof.
Kirill was the founder (technical and non-technical) of software companies (two exits, two acquisitions, one IPO) backed by Sequoia, Hummer Winblad, Bay Partners, and Amazon, in various combinations.
Prior companies include Stanford Technology Group (acquired, Informix 1995) — a relational OLAP server for doing advanced analytics on relational databases, Plumtree software (public, acquired BEA Systems) — the world’s first corporate portal, and Elastra (private) — a cloud computing infrastructure company. Between companies, Kirill was an EIR at Sequoia Capital.
A technologist (CS from Stanford) and a businessman (MBA from Berkeley) with Sand Hill roots and a New York state of mind. Kirill has dedicated himself to helping New York City companies with ideas, markets, technology, and fundraising.