Driven by a love of innovative technology, Slava Solonitsyn has dedicated his career to getting intelligent startups off the ground. With his expert guidance, many projects have grown from simply having an idea, to developing a working prototype and releasing a market-ready product.
Slava has a background in physics but started his early career in the gaming world where he managed international projects for Disney and Electronics Arts. After completing his MBA in Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College in London, Slava decided to turn his attention towards venture capitalism.
In 2011 Slava co-founded Ruvento Ventures, an incubator and venture firm supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Under his leadership, Ruvento incubated and fund- ed over 15 companies including Touchjet, Crepop, Intellect Motion, Smartmissimo, Click Storm, and Lovebyte—all of which raised follow-on funding or were acquired.
Towards the end of 2015, Slava raised a new VC fund under Ruvento that focused on global investments in IoT and hardware. Slava has invested in a number of notable startups, including Prenav, Naked Labs, Megabots, Touchjet, Eight Sleep, Vantage Robotics, Clever Pet, Boom.aero and others.
In March 2016, inspired by David Rose’s book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things, Slava founded Enchant, a hardware 2.0 accelerator devoted to bringing connectivity to the familiar objects of our daily lives. SPRING Singapore supported the program as part of its mission to make Singapore a more enchanted and smart city.