Founder of the largest association of Russian-speaking professionals in the United States (AmBAR) and venture innovation forum (SVOD Conference), partner of TEC Ventures early investment fund
Anna is the founder and managing partner of TEC Ventures, an investment venture capital fund based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The fund invests in entrepreneurs born outside the US who come to the Valley to build global companies.
As part of her non-profit activities, Anna founded and holds the position of President and board member of AmBAR, the world's largest American business association of Russian-speaking professionals from Eastern Europe and Eurasia, numbering more than 50,000 people.
Anna is the founder and chairman of the international investment technology conference Silicon Valley Open Doors - "Open Doors to Silicon Valley" - an annual event (2,000+ participants) where high-tech startups from around the world meet with representatives of prominent local and international venture capital funds, angel- investors, as well as leaders of leading high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.
In 2010, together with RUSNANO Corporation and Anatoly Chubais, Anna organized the first historic delegation of 20 managing partners of the largest Silicon Valley venture funds (over $60 billion in operational management) to Moscow to meet with the business, investment and government elite, including the President Medvedev. As a result of the trip, contracts worth more than $400 million were signed. She also organized a reception for the Russian President and his delegation in Silicon Valley in the same year.
Anna is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events for corporate executives and investors. Her activities were covered in the Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, CNN, as well as on central television channels and in the largest newspapers in Russia.
In 2014, Anna was named Silicon Valley's Most Powerful Woman in Venture Capital by the prestigious Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Anna is a member of the board of directors of the Gooddler Foundation - a member of the committee on youth in solving humanitarian problems of the United Nations.
Anna holds a law degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and an LL.M. from the School of Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California, Berkeley. She also interned at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies on a prestigious scholarship from the MacArthur Foundation.