PORTOLA VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2016) - Almaz Capital, an early stage venture capital firm connecting and funding technology innovators, today issued the following statement: "Almaz Capital congratulates advisor Whitfield Diffie on receiving the 2015 Turing Award.
Pavey finished 15th, one spot ahead of her British teammate, Jessica Andrews, but both were way off the incredible pacesetter. I’m not going to be competitive with those times, even if I was younger.” The 10,000m record set by Wang, who was the subject of numerous doping allegations, had not even come close to being beaten before Friday, and Pavey admitted she thought it was pretty safe. “What’s happened with the Russian athletes, it was the right decision with the scale of the state sponsored doping to not have them. When there are amazing performances, until you know differently, you’ve got to be able to admire a performance.Her time annihilated Chinese runner Junxia Wang's 1993 time of .78.The news today and this week seem to be all about Estonia and for a great reason too!Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia races in the Women's 10,000m at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12, 2016. An astonishing 15 seconds lagged behind Almaz Ayana and the silver medalist Friday in the women's 10,000-meter run.Flirtic targets people between the ages of 18 and 35.
The company is led by a team that have also built their experience through Rate Solutions, a leading social networking company in the Baltic nations.
The following companies are among Almaz Capital's realized exits: n Scaled acquired by Acronis in 2014; Vyatta, acquired by Brocade in 2012; Qik, acquired by Skype in 2011; and Yandex, IPO 2011.
Current investments include: Grid Gain, funded along with Sberbank, Money Time Ventures and RTP Ventures; Sensity, funded with GE Ventures, Radar Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures; Cinarra, funded with Soft Bank Group and Cisco; Good Data, funded with Andreessen Horowitz and Intel Capital; Hover; Content Analytics; Make Time; Starwind Software; Car Price; and Petcube.
Flirtic, another Estonain company is flying high – they have raised funding from Almaz Capital, a Russian VC firm. It borrows a lot from social networks in terms of usability, but puts all this into an online dating context.
The size of the investment was not disclosed, but the money will be used to roll out the service into English and Russian speaking markets.
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana claimed a crushing 10,000 metres victory by a staggering 46 seconds in her first race in 11 months at the World Championships in London.