Our diverse team is made up of professionals with deep industry sector expertise
We’ve assembled a world-class team made up of the most experienced and proven group of professionals in venture capital, energy technologies and solutions.
Alexander is the founder and the key driver of First Imagine! In partnership with passionate visionaries with big ideas and global ambition he helps to build great companies disrupting established industries.
He has over 25 years experience in energy and industry innovations.
Prior to establishing First Imagine! Alexander Starchenko served as a vice-president at Novolipetsk Steel Company, one of the world's largest public steel producers. While at NLMK, Alexander was focusing on energy and energy efficiency.
He has also served on several boards as a member and trusted advisor.
Previously among other roles he held a number of С-Suite positions in multiple IB and utility companies.
His key areas of expertise are innovation management, business development and corporate strategy.
Prior to FI! he was working for private energy companies in London.
Boris holds a Bachelor degree from London Metropolitan University
Sergey holds a MS in Physics from Moscow State University and a MA in Economics from New Economic School. He is a CFA charterholder.
Head of Operations
Yulia leads our Operations team and is responsible for overseeing and managing overall risk as it relates to operations.
Yulia holds a BS in Quantitative Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and MSc in Major Programme Management from Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Prior to joining First Imagine in 2015 Yulia for 10 years worked for large international utility company in Moscow and London focusing on business development in power and gas markets across Europe. Before that, she worked for PWC Russia and Meta Group (currently Gartner).
Long-term mutual experience
We are partners with different backgrounds, who have worked together for decades and are passionate company-builders – we have a common vision and a good mutual understanding
Competences in key areas
Collectively we possess an invaluable mix of sector experience, proven corporate finance and VC/PE capability, startup and blue chip operational experience, technical understanding and top-tier management consulting expertise
Credibility and extensive contacts network
A particular strength is our deep industry network which can be used to accelerate and amplify growth