Our team...

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Pavel

General Partner

Pavel is co-founder of NEVEQ Capital Partners, where he is focused on early stage content and distribution businesses.

He started his career at Microsoft Finance in Redmond, after a degree in finance and French at Northeastern University. Later, Pavel was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in London. He became Deutsche's chief country officer in Bulgaria, where he set up the bank's operation in 2004.

Pavel has been an entrepreneur since 2006, when he started and later chaired Sofica Group, acquired in 2014 by Denver-based TeleTech (TTEC), a leader in customer engagement.

He competes in downhill and off-piste skiing and kitesurfing and is a freelance photographer for lifestyle and outdoors media. Pavel is a trustee at the American University in Bulgaria. He speaks five languages and lives in Bern.

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Dessislava

Legal Counsel

Dessislava is NEVEQ’s in-house legal counsel since 2007. Prior to NEVEQ, she worked at leading local law firms, specializing in commercial law and intellectual property. She began her career as a lawyer at the Ministry of Defence and later worked in InvestBulgaria Agency as a head of the legal department, where she co-authored the national investment incentives law.

Dessislava holds a Masters’ degree in Law from Sofia University and attended the Enterprise and Investment Lawyers course of IDLO in Rome.

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Stefan

Investment Manager

Stefan is an investment manager at NEVEQ, where he is focused on enterprise investments. He supports the entire investment process from origination to execution and assists management and boards, once a an investment has been done. Stefan began his career at InvestBulgaria Agency, a government authority, responsible for origination, structuring and investment support of multinationals. He later joined a corporate finance firm as a partner to support foreign acquirers negotiate with p local Bulgarian companies and help local firms raise capital.

Stefan holds an Executive MBA from the American University in Bulgaria and a Masters’ Degree in International Business from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.

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Zlatolina

General Partner

Zlatolina is an experienced investor with a track record in private equity, start-ups, turnarounds and financial management. Prior to joining NEVEQ, she was the CEO of EuroIns Insurance Group, a publicly listed insurance business active in Southeast Europe. She also worked as a Deputy Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, overseeing transformational transactions of the authority's portfolio companies. Prior to this, she worked as a senior investment executive with a regional private equity fund, launched by EBRD.

Zlatolina holds an ACCA certified diploma, in addition to Master degrees in engineering and accounting, and speaks English and Russian.

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Konstantin

General Partner

Konstantin is a co-founder of NEVEQ. He is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor who launched and successfully exited three technology companies. His most successful business prior to NEVEQ was Orbitel, where he was also a lead investor and CEO, until the company was sold to Magyar Telekom, a division of Deutsche Telekom, in 2006.

Konstantin has an engineering degree and an international relations degree. At NEVEQ, he invested in data management technologies, data analytics and hosting infrastructure.

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Aleksandar

Investment Manager

Aleksandar is an investment manager at NEVEQ and is currently focused on deal execution for investments and acquisitions, due diligence efforts and analysis of markets and technology trends. Before coming to NEVEQ, Aleksandar was a Strategy Consultant at Roland Berger where he worked on various projects in Central and Eastern Europe including commercial due diligence, internationalisation strategy and market-entry projects.

Aleksandar holds a MSc degree in Finance from Bradford University School of Management and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Yordan

Investment Manager

Yordan is an investment professional with experience in M&A and corporate finance. He began his career in Forem Consulting, where he worked on buy and sell-side transactions. After an internship with the investment banking team at HSBC (London), he joined EuroHold Group, a publicly listed financial institution in Bulgaria. He ultimately became the head of investment banking of Euro-Finance Bulgaria, part of EuroHold Group, the most established local investment intermediary and led several strategic acquisitions, capital raisings, public listings, divestments and deal structurings in a variety of sectors. Before joining NEVEQ as an investment manager, he headed business planning and development at Philip Morris International (Bulgaria affiliate).

Yordan holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria and is fluent in English.

History

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  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016

Investment Themes

In our decade of joint investment experience, we have made investments in enterprise applications software, infrastructure software and industry vertical applications, as well as in web and mobile businesses. With our second fund, NEVEQ II we are also considering opportunities in other emerging  technologies where we ca can help exceptional entrepreneurs deliver growth and performance, such as health, education and energy efficiency.

Our causes

Mentorship impact

Supporting entrepreneurs through mentoring

NEVEQ team members contribute time and insights to help the start-up ecosystem grow and be stronger. We have frequently served as advisors in sessions organized by local accelelator programs, such as LAUNCHub and Eleven as well as angel clubs globally. See the Ecosystem Map.

Seminars

Supporting events helping the entrepreneurial ecosystem

  • NEVEQ participates in and/or supports seminars, conferences and events aiming at the development of entrepreneurship and the start-up ecosystem in the region and Europe, featuring professors from Kellogg, AUBG, INSEAD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and VUZF Bulgaria;
  • NEVEQ is a co-organizer of the annual DigitalK conference which attracts hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the information technology community in Bulgaria, the region and Europe, as well as from tech hubs like the U.S., Israel and the rest of the world.

Coaching

Enhancing the skills and capabilities of entrepreneurs

NEVEQ organizes seminars and workshops for its portfolio companies' executives and people from the startup community with leading experts in various business areas to help them improve student and entrepreneur skills and knowledge. We are actively involved in events with local universities and respected leaders from organizations like SAP, GE, EY, the European Investment Fund, the EBRD, The World Bank and partner funds in the region.

Offices

Head Office

Contacts
53B N.J.Vaptzarov Blvd.
Floor 4, Office 12
Mandarin Office Center
Sofia 1407, Bulgaria

phone: + 359 2 958 7665
fax: + 359 2 958 7666
Email: office@neveq.com

Luxembourg Office

Avenue Charles de Gaulle

L-1653 Luxembourg

Phone +352.45.123.312

Email: office@neveq.com