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Said Gutseriev

Founding Partner

Larnabel Ventures

London, UK

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Said’s Biography

Said Gutseriev is a London-based entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is the Founding Partner of Larnabel Ventures, a Board Director and majority shareholder in PJSC "SFI" and Non-Executive Director of M.Video-Eldorado.

A dual British and Russian citizen, Said has a track record of developing profitable technology businesses worldwide. He oversaw the transformation of M.Video’s online marketplace Goods.ru into one of Russia’s largest e-commerce retailers, and continues to scale up innovative companies through Larnabel Ventures, which prioritises innovative technological solutions across a number of sectors.

As Non-Executive Director of SFI, he helps oversee SFI’s ownership of Europlan, a leading auto-leasing company; the innovative cloud gaming provider GFN.ru; and its stake in VSK, a full-service insurance company in Russia.

He also founded the Chingiz Gutseriev Research Fellowship, which was established in collaboration with his alma mater, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, to ensure that the archaeological research produced by the college remains at the...
Said Gutseriev is a London-based entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is the Founding Partner of Larnabel Ventures, a Board Director and majority shareholder in PJSC "SFI" and Non-Executive Director of M.Video-Eldorado.

A dual British and Russian citizen, Said has a track record of developing profitable technology businesses worldwide. He oversaw the transformation of M.Video’s online marketplace Goods.ru into one of Russia’s largest e-commerce retailers, and continues to scale up innovative companies through Larnabel Ventures, which prioritises innovative technological solutions across a number of sectors.

As Non-Executive Director of SFI, he helps oversee SFI’s ownership of Europlan, a leading auto-leasing company; the innovative cloud gaming provider GFN.ru; and its stake in VSK, a full-service insurance company in Russia.

He also founded the Chingiz Gutseriev Research Fellowship, which was established in collaboration with his alma mater, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, to ensure that the archaeological research produced by the college remains at the forefront of global study for years to come.

Said holds a Master’s degree in Archaeology and Geology from St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, and a degree in Oil & Gas Management from Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.
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Said’s Newsfeed

The Spectator
If we really want to build back better, we need to revitalise our retail sector

In this article written for The Spectator, Said Gutseriev, Founding Partner of Larnabel Ventures, discusses the importance of revitalising the retail sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Euractiv
The Metaverse Ecosystem is Developing into an Essential Vehicle for European Brands

Said Gutseriev, Founding Partner of Larnabel Ventures, shares his views on the Metaverse ecosystem and how European brands would benefit from recognising the potential value of shared virtual spaces.

Said’s Background

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Larnabel Ventures
Founding Partner
London, UK
Larnabel Ventures invests in the information technology sector. Launched in 2016, the company is the venture capital fund of Larnabel Enterprises. The firm invests in multiple companies including Astro Digital, Playpiper, DailyPay, Echopixel, Ellevate Football and Yieldify.
Glencore plc
Analyst
London, UK
Glencore is one of the largest diversified natural resource companies in the world. The corporation is a powerful marketer and manufacturer of commodities, and aims to improve everyday life by providing the commodities needed to develop and sustain the world we live in.

Current Board Positions

SberMegaMarket
Board Member
Moscow, RU
SberMegaMarket is a consumer products e-commerce website and mobile app that sells food, frozen foods, and groceries.
M.Video-Eldorado
Non-Executive Director
Moscow, RU
M.Video-Eldorado Group is the leading e-commerce and consumer electronics retailer in Russia and is one of the world's Top 10 electronics retailers by sales. The business incorporates two influential Russian retail brands, M.Video and Eldorado. The organization has over 1,000 stores across 270 locations in Russia and expanding online.
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Philanthropy

University of Oxford, St Peter's College
Donor
May 2019 - Present
Oxford, UK
Said's generous donation of £2.6 million to St Peter's College has allowed for the creation of the Chingiz Gutseriev Research Fellow in Archaeology and Anthropology. This position will directly improve the academic experience of students at the institution.

Media

Forbes Billionaires 2021
Oct 2021
Said Gutseriev features on the Forbes Billionaires 2021 List, and his Forbes profile delves into his career, education and family.
The Top 20 Youngest Billionaires in the World in 2019
Feb 2020
Said is listed in the The Top 20 Youngest Billionaires in the World in 2019.

Press Releases

Russia's M.Video-Eldorado more than doubles free float in SPO priced at 725 rbls per share
Quoted
Mar 2021
M.Video-Eldorado announces a two-fold increase in its free float and that it hopes to double its gross product volume by 2025 to $13.5 billion.
Donation endows academic post at the interface of archaeology and anthropology
May 2019
Oxford, UK
Said Gutseriev donated £2.6 million to St Peter's College, University of Oxford. The permanent endowment will go toward the creation of an academic post in Archaeology and Anthropology to ensure students continue to enjoy a quality education.
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Said’s Education

St Peter's College, University of Oxford
Master's in Archaeology and Geology
University of Plymouth
Oil & Gas Management
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