We are excited about the future and those who have the courage to build it.


Mindrock Capital is a venture capital group that works with multi-family offices around the world and is based in San Francisco. We invest in artificial intelligence, blockchain, self‑driving vehicles, security & video processing, and other science-intensive tech. We are always on the lookout for the top 1% of founders whose great minds and innovative ideas will rock the world in the near future.

We rely on  our  strong  instinct  for  super  cool  projects.  We  are

focused on the best startups that meet the following requirements:

  • The startup is hot.
  • The founders are in the top 1% in the industry.
  • The solution being developed is worth at least $10B or can change the lives of at least 1B people in the world.
  • There is a clear use case that can be explained in one sentence.

If you qualify, we’ll help you with the rest: funding, the right connections, and expert advice
on business development strategy and hiring talent.

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How we operate:

  • We make 1 or 2 investments per month
  • We rely mostly on recommendations from our portfolio companies and co-investors.
  • We make minority investments and normally require no board seat.
  • We always co-invest with large institutional and private investors.

Our business model is very simple:

We take money from the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and invest it in emerging technology startups, helping them quickly develop into successful businesses and in turn become our newest investors.


The managing partners of Mindrock, Pavel Cherkashin and Roman Sobachevskiy, have been on both sides of the table in entrepreneurial business, as founders and as investors. They have built numerous organizations and led many others to success in Silicon Valley and internationally. They are leveraging their expertise and market intelligence to help other entrepreneurs build profitable, lasting and category-defining companies.

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Pavel Cherkashin

Co-founder and managing partner
Pavel Cherkashin is a co-founder and managing partner at Mindrock. He is also a managing partner at GVA Capital, overseeing over $150M in assets under management. Earlier in his career, Pavel served in executive roles at Microsoft Russia, Adobe Systems and Siebel Systems. He also founded several IT companies, including Sputnik Labs, AdWatch and Actis Systems, all of which were acquired by leading global organizations. Read more
Pavel earned a BS in Computer Science and Global Ecology from Lomonosov Moscow State University and did postgraduate research in computer science at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
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Roman Sobachevskiy

Co-founder and managing partner
Roman Sobachevskiy is a co-founder and managing partner at Mindrock, focused on driving investments and managing the fund assets. He has closed 40 venture deals in the last three years, and also serves on the board of directors for two unicorn companies. Prior to coming to the VC business, Roman built two successful e-commerce companies and worked in IT consulting. Read more
Roman holds a BS in Software Engineering from the State University of Telecommunications in Saint Petersburg, Russia; an MS in IT Management from the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; and an MBA from the Ross School of Business.






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