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
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.
Viktor Prokopenya is a serial technology entrepreneur and the founder of London-based global investment firm VP Capital.
The firm’s portfolio includes Currency.com and Capital.com, two of a series of innovative technology and software businesses that Viktor founded prior to launching VP Capital. These two cutting-edge fintech platforms are specialised in online trading and focused on the democratisation of finance. The platforms are fully regulated and secure, following in the path of similar online financial technology companies such as Robinhood.
Capital.com is one of Europe’s fastest growing investment trading platforms, with trading volumes higher than USD 88bn and with close to 2 million clients registered to trade on the group’s platform.
Other innovative technology and software businesses founded by Viktor Prokopenya include exp(capital), a privately-owned market making company that applies maths and technology skills to take advantage of the opportunities created by the global electronic markets.
Viktor launched Viaden Media in 2001. the business was initially focused on software development, but in its later expansion it began to develop mobile apps targeted at a range of demographics. Some of Viaden Media’s successful products include All-in Fitness, Smart Alarm Clock and Yoga.com, which were ranked very highly across 40 countries. The business was eventually split into Sport.com and Skywind Group, and was then sold to Playtech PLC.
Viktor Prokopenya is passionate about cutting-edge and innovative technologies. He founded VP Capital in 2012 to work with founders to develop and build powerful technologies and great products. The firm backs forward-looking technology companies operating in a range of areas, from fintech and blockchain, to artificial intelligence and machine learning. It is focused on funding and scaling innovative technologies with high growth potential.
VP Capital’s portfolio also includes several technology businesses such as Facemetrics, a computer vision firm focused on developing computer vision applications that enhance mobile experiences for the purposes of education, lifestyle, and entertainment, and Banuba, an AI-computer vision lab. The company also holds passive investments in real estate and several other high-tech firms.
As well as being a qualified lawyer, Viktor Prokopenya holds a master’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University, a doctoral degree in business administration from the Swiss Business School, a master’s degree in Internet Marketing, and a bachelor’s and a master’s qualifications in computer science.
Alongside his professional accomplishments, Viktor has also been involved in several meaningful legislative initiatives focused on the use of autonomous cars, cryptocurrencies, and other emerging technologies and their implementation in the modern world.
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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