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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

TechRound
The Future of Grassroots Sport Is Going Digital

In this article for TechRound, Said Gutseriev, Founding Partner of Larnabel Ventures, explores the recently published National Plan for Sport and Recreation from the House of Lords.

Business Leader
Net Zero is unachievable without rapid uptake of digital technology

The role of digital technology in achieving net zero is discussed by Said Gutseriev, a founding partner of Larnabel Ventures, in this article for Business Leader.

 

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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

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.
LC Europlan
Board Member
Moscow, RU
LC Europlan is Russia's leading independent automotive leasing company. The firm's own distribution network of 83 locations serves consumers throughout the Russian Federation.
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Previous 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.

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
Featured
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
Featured
Feb 2020
Said is listed in the The Top 20 Youngest Billionaires in the World in 2019.

Interviews

Meet Said Gutseriev, London-Based Tech Investor & Founder of Larnabel Ventures
Interviewee
Feb 2022
In an interview with TechRound, Said discusses when he first became interested in technology, what he finds attractive about tech start-ups in the UK, his investment strategy for next year, and his advice for start-ups looking for early-stage investors.

Press Releases

Larnabel Ventures rolls out 2022 Investment Strategy, Targets Consumer Innovative Technologies
Mentioned
Feb 2022
Larnabel Ventures, founded by Said Gutseriev, made the recent announcement that they will fund breakthrough consumer technology as part of their investment plan for 2022.
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.
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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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