You will gain knowledge and skills that will allow you to invest in technology startups and grow your capital.

October 12-14, 2020
You will learn
How to make money on the venture investment market?

How to evaluate technology startups?

How to form an investment portfolio?

How to choose the best companies?

Who should participate?

Corporate top managers and executives
(Participation is free of charge)
Organizers reserve the right to select participants based on the submitted application and interview.
Business angels
Large business owners and successful entrepreneur
Olya Afanasieva
Executive Director of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), co-founder VC ChatrOOm

PHD, over 10 years of experience in teachnig and 6 years of experience in the Investment field. Member of the advisory board of the ALTFinator project, the local leader of ESIL business angel network, expert of Ukrainian Fund of Startups (USF), partner of Skydeck Berkeley acceleration programm in Ukraine (2019). Ambassador of European Women in venture Capital community. Top 50 business women in Ukraine.

Murat Abdrakhmanov
Anuar Seifullin
Elena Sedykh
Serial entrepreneur, Investor, CEO at Dogovor24

Founded and sold 2 companies in b2b in Kazakhstan A member of "Асадель" fund's invest committee A private investor in the late stages of development of technological companies (GoDaddy, Coupa, MongoDB, Cloudflare, Docusign, etc.) Have experience in successful investing in startups at an early stage in Southeast Asia and China

Anuar SEIFULLIN is the Investment Director of Quest Ventures

Over 10 year of experience in VC and PE, portfolio investments and asset management . Works at I2BF Global Ventures since 2012, currently managing the ABC-I2BF Seed Fund, established jointly with Nazarbayev University. The fund invests in local and international startups at an early stage. Currently, our portfolio includes solutions in HR-tech, Robotic Process Automation, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, AgriTech and etc.

Venture investor and business angel

A famous kazakh entrepreneur - the owner of several telecommunication companies - Астел, медицина Дента-Люкс, Амбасадор, Медикал Парк,Fitnation, Мирас палас. There are startups from Ukraine, Russia, USA, Africa, Thailand in the portfolio. Kazakhstan - Chocofamily, HR Messenger, OrionM2M - IOT, Nommy, Faceplate IOT Platform. Ukraine - internet-holding Genesis, HR service - Skywoeker, Southeast Asia - 2C2P payment system, Nigerian marketplace JiJi

Vera Futorjanski
CEO & Founder of Veritas Ventures.

Vera is an experienced VC and innovation expert who advises governments, corporates, and family offices on investment and innovation activities. She is part of the Expert Group on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems for the World Economic Forum, an Innovation Expert at the UN, and a Responsible Leader at the BMW Foundation. Most recently, she was Director of Innovation for the global Venture Capital firm 500 Startups in charge of corporate innovation and ecosystem building in the Middle East and Russia. Prior to joining 500Startups, Vera was with the Dubai Future Foundation, where as well as being the head of global communications, she was also a founding member of the Dubai Future Accelerators, an initiative of Dubai Government to accelerate innovation and diversify the economy.

Bas Godska
Can Saracoglu
Founding Partner, Seedstars URU Capital

Can Saracoglu is an investor and an entrepreneur with five exits - two as a co-founder and three as a VC. Previously, he was the founding partner of String Ventures, a seed and early-stage VC fund, which invested in disruptive startups in Silicon Valley and Eastern Europe. Currently, with his partners, he is in the process of raising a new fund, namely Seedstars URU Capital.

General Partner at Acrobator Ventures

General Partner Acrobator Ventures, Dutch €40mn tech fund with a focus on the CIS/CEE region. He is rated #1 Foreign Angel Investor CIS (EWDN), #1 Dutch Angel Investor and Top 50 EU Angel Investor (Crunchbase), active in Tech worldwide - since 2000 his personal investments include 20 tech startups in EU, CIS and USA with an overall portfolio company value >$2.5bn. Total funds raised: >$160mn from Tier 1 VCs like Accel, Insight, Iconiq, EBRD, Techstars. Bas is among the first investors in ChocoFamily and Miro.

Investors School Program
October 12 - 14, 2020
October 12 - Monday

17:00 - 20:15
Basics of venture capital and angel inventing:

- What is venture investing (VC)? What types of investors exist in the market: from FFF to IPO.

- Why is venture capital important?

- Role and types of angel communities

- Search for deals
-"Red flags" in startup and teams

- Syndicated deals

- Innovative ecosystem, venture and angel investing in Kazakhstan

- How to choose the best startups. Angel's investment portfolio

- Venture investing trends and "hot" sectors in IT

October 13 - Tuesday

17:00 - 20:00
- Startup evaluation

- DNA of a business-angel

- Due-diligence

- Key metrics of startups

- Negotiating the terms of deals

- Successful and unsuccessful cases of deals

- Financial instruments (incl. convertable bonds, options, SAFE)

- Deals structuring

- Legal aspects of investing in Kazakhstan

October 14 - Wednesday

17:00 - 20:00
- Mentoring/advising

- Portfolio companies Investment Council meetings

- Following financing of portfolio companies

- Conflict situations in portfolio companies

- Exit strategy - IPO, M&A

Results in numbers:

applications from 13 countries


trained investors


Feedback from participants
Investors schools at Astana HUB gives perfect opportunities for Investors who are at the starting point of their development. Today many unexperienced investors stuck at the point how to construct own pipeline, where to find the best projects for investment opportunites and etc. These courses are very useful for developing venture capital market of Kazakhstan, because it is only at the begining stage of its development . Consequently,a lot of efforts have to be done to evolve this segment, so one of them is establishment of the investment culture among entrepreneurs. The more investors we will have at market, the better finnancial support would be given to young entrepreneurs, startups and etc. This process of cultivation the potential of young entrepreneurs within society will have a positive and lucrative impact at our ecosystems in the future. Thanks to Astana Hub for inviting me. my appreciation for originizing event which was full of usefull content.
Marat Tolibaev
CEO of the investment company "Activat", businessman and member of Investors School at Astana Hub
I am highly reccommending all investors who are at begining stage of their career to participate the investor schools at Astana Hub. Thanks to organizers , speakers and especially our moderators Yuri Robinovich, everything were easy acceptable and informative even take in mind that skills of particapants were not the same. For my personal view, every investor has to find time for his own development, specially at this tough time. One of the main reason of my engagement at this event was may interest at Venture Capital segment of Kazakhstan. I was totally impressed to meet my old friends and peers there. I found it very usefull to expands my netwroking for my future growth potential. P.S Do not affraid to make mistake in Investment. Every successfull investros came through ups and downs. However, if you participate event such as Investor Schools at Astana Hub, you will make less mistakes in the future.
Samat Daumov
businessman and member of Investor schools at Astana Hub.
I am glad that I was invited at the lecture of the development of Venture capital market at Astana Hub. Training courses were very intense with interactive and informative content. The key point of that courses was the enegagement of experienced investors who shared with their practical skills. I personaly gain usefull skills and knowledge in investment, especially at the sphere of: Venture capital, portfolio management, Merge and Acquisition deals, risk discounting,besides we were informed the procedure of legal jurisdiction transactions . I also was glad to meet different people from Kazakhstan and other countries who became my partners and mates during that 5 days semester. Spending 5 days around inquisitive, open minded people was the best prize what Investor schools at Astana hub gave to me. I wish everybody successfull investment and deals in the future !
Rafael Zhansultanov
Analyst, Investor and member Investor Schools at Astana Hub.
Apply and we will reply as soon as possible.