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Valery Komissarova

Valery provides early-stage hardware startups with crucial insights into the hardware investment landscape.

Valery Komissarova is a principal at Grishin Robotics, Silicon Valley’s first hardware-only VC firm, now busily investing from its $100M fund. Valery was responsible for sourcing multiple investments in the firm’s portfolio including Spire, littleBits, Zipline, Sphero, and others. Prior to Grishin Robotics, Valery worked in engineering, marketing, and business development roles at multiple startups, most recently Mail.Ru Group, now the largest internet company in Eastern Europe, which went public on the London Stock Exchange in 2010.

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