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AI Pioneers – Evgenia Plotnikova

Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson
February 9, 2021
September 6, 2022
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The first of 2021's AI Pioneers series is here. To kick 2021 off Re:infer, a UiPath company, recently sat down with Evgenia Plotnikova, a Partner at Dawn Capital, one of the premiere Venture Capital firms in B2B software. 

An introduction to Evgenia Plotnikova

Evgenia is a seasoned venture and private equity professional, a Partner at Dawn Capital where she manages investor, VC and entrepreneur relationships in the French-speaking markets, in addition to leading SaaS deals across Europe. 

Since joining Dawn Capital in 2018, Evgenia has led investments into Granulate ($30m Series B), Harbr ($38.5m Series A), Bryter ($16m Series A), Soldo ($61m Series B), Dataiku ($101m Series C), ZIVVER ($12m Series A) and ReachFive ($10m Series A). 

Prior to joining Dawn, she was a VC at Atomico, where she spearheaded the firm's entry into France and worked with a number of pan-European and global businesses, including the likes of Ontruck and Memphis Meats. 

A Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, then the finance category judge, Evgenia is a TechStars mentor and, most recently, one of Business Insider’s 100 Coolest People in Tech. 

Evgenia has lived in 5 countries and traveled to 55 (and counting!). Fluent in English, French and Russian you can find Evgenia on LinkedIn and Twitter.

An introduction to Dawn Capital 

Founded in 2005, Dawn Capital is one of Europe’s leading specialist B2B software investors. The firm partners with innovative companies that, through exceptional teams, products and business models can become category-defining, global titans.

An early-stage investor, backing companies at Series A and B, in addition to supporting the best-performing from growth rounds through to exit, Dawn boasts an impressive portfolio.

Their roster of investments includes Mimecast (now NASDAQ-listed with a $3.0bn market cap), iZettle (sold to PayPal for $2.2bn cash), Collibra, Showpad, Dataiku, Templafy, Quantexa, Soldo and Tink, amongst others. 

With assets under management of $1bn, Dawn is currently investing from Dawn Capital IV, the firm’s $400m fourth flagship fund, and Dawn Opportunities Fund, a $125m fund to enable Dawn to double down on its best-performing companies. 

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