VP Capital is backing some pretty unique companies, with a particular focus on funding and scaling innovative artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology businesses with high growth potential.
Capital.com- a fintech company that develops trading solutions. capital.com
Currency.com– a regulated cryptocurrency platform. currency.com
Banuba- AI computer-vision lab specialised in neural networks and machine learning. banuba.com
Facemetrics, a mobile computer-vision enabled apps developer facemetrics.io
Additionally, VP Capital holds a passive investment portfolio, which includes VP Capital Real Estate and a number of high technology companies.
The first investment of VP Capital, was as a founding investor in EXP(Capital) the financial software developer specialised in high-frequency market making on the global financial markets.
The mobile applications department of EXP(Capital) which develops easy-to-use market making and trading mobile applications for professional traders, was sold to the British company IG Holdings, a world leader in derivatives trading and spread betting and a member of FTSE 250.
Originally founded by Viktor Prokopenya to deliver IT services and consulting, in 2008, Viktor directed the company into developing its own technology products, in particular mobile apps. This resulted in Viaden Media effectively becoming one of the first app developers, and from there the business grew quickly and successfully.
A number of Viaden Media’s apps turned into huge international hits. In particular, the All-in Fitness, Smart Alarm Clock and Yoga.com apps, which topped the App Store rankings in over 40 countries. By 2011, the company had 40 million customers worldwide and was described as the largest mobile app developer of sports, health, fitness and gaming applications in the post-Soviet space.
In 2012, Viaden Media was sold to Teddy Sagi, founder of gaming software company Playtech.
VP Capital is the principal investment firm of IT entrepreneur and businessman Viktor Prokopenya. Viktor founded VP Capital following the sale of his successful business Viaden Media in 2012, to Playtech, the gaming software company.
The areas of technology where VP Capital focuses its active investments – artificial intelligence, augmented reality, computer vision, fintech and blockchain - require a combination of very specific and rare skills as well as a lot of processing power.
A highly specialised and innovative technology space, it has high growth potential.
Since 2012, VP Capital has backed cutting-edge technology companies working with founders to develop and build powerful technologies and great products.
As an investor, VP Capital is highly active in each business it supports, taking a board position to ensure it maintains a hands-on approach in order to super-charge growth, valuations, scale and sales.
VP Capital is focused on growing its current investments and innovative technology projects, and always open to spotting the next new technology trend and business opportunity.
A serial IT entrepreneur and investor, Viktor Prokopenya is the founder of the global investment firm VP Capital.
A trained lawyer, computer scientist, and a Doctor in Business Administration and Behavioural Economics, Viktor is passionate about cutting-edge and innovative technologies. He has founded a number of technology businesses, grown them successfully into leaders in their field and subsequently sold them.
Viktor has won the prestigious Belarussian IT entrepreneur of the year award three times.
General manager with VP Capital since 2015. Has 8 years of experience as attorney specializing on investments. Holds PhD in Law degree.
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