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Jeastic is a PaaS solution for hosting providers to better address the requirements of a wide range of users. Jelastic is the only PaaS offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers.

Industry: SaaS
Eastern Europe

Machinio.com is a search engine for buying and selling used industrial equipment and machinery. 

Industry: Vertical markets
USA

SponsorHub is powerful data tools for helping brands and their agencies track and measure their most important customer engagements – including major events, athletes, teams and leagues, in real-time.

Industry: Vertical markets
USA

DialMyApp is a mobile Android application constructor for business - alternative to Interactive Voice Response systems: customer dial the business phone number and the application appears

Industry: Mobile
Western Europe

Qbaka is a frontend error monitoring service  for web and mobile HTML5

Industry: Big Data
Eastern Europe

Too.me is a messenger with 3D animation: users exchange messages with animated avatars saying the text. Resulting dialog looks like cinema scene and can be published on Facebook or Youtube 

Industry: Mobile
Eastern Europe

Drchrono is an iPad EHR that offers paid upgrades to take over a Doctor's medical billing and Revenue Cycle Management.

Industry: eHealth
USA

Iodine is a service that combines healthcare datasets with a user's individual needs to help consumers make better decisions about drugs.

Industry: eHealth
USA

Import2.com is simple, easy-to-use an online data import service that helps you transfer business or personal data between cloud apps.

Industry: SaaS
USA

Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Industry: SaaS
USA

Weaved is developing a software and services that allow devices to be securely connected via the web. Weaved’s mission is “to become the ‘DNS’ for the Internet of Everything”. The company has already helped Philips, Lorex and Astak develop wifi cameras, and partnered with Cisco to produce a networked attached storage system. 

Industry: Internet of things
USA

SpeakingPal is an Israel based company working in the edTech market. The company develops a mobile platform for studying the English language with a unique focus on oral skills and correct pronunciations. The platform uses speech recognition technology and unique scoring logic for estimation of the correctness of the pronunciation of each English word and can handle heavy accents.

Industry: eLearning
Israel

LogDog is an Israeli startup that develops a protection system for popular online services. The self-developed technology analyze three domains: Session, Behavior and Content. The application supports Facebook, Twitter, DropBox, GoogleDrive, Outlook, Yahoo and others.

Industry: Security
Israel

Fingooroo.ru - is an online p2p-lending service that allows individuals lend directly to each other  without the involvement of traditional financial institutions. Users of the service can make transactions online without the personal presence. Fingooroo was the first in Russia to obtain a license MFIs expanding lending opportunities within the service. 

Industry: FinTech
Eastern Europe

nCrypted Cloud, Boston baked online security service for cloud data storage (DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box) for enterprises. The company also allows data owners to monitor and control who has access. A record is kept of all requests to view files, and it is also possible to restrict outside users to limited access. 

Industry: Security
USA

Patients Know Best is a fully secure online tool enabling patients to better organise, manage and control access to their own healthcare records – it also saves the time of physicians and doctors by enabling secure online consultations, remote monitoring and shared care planning.

Industry: eHealth
Europe

Strategy

Our Approach: We specialize on seed and early stage companies that are prepared to tackle global markets. Our original approach aims at creating global success stories by bridging the gap between high quality engineering and commercial execution. Some startups face scarcity of technical talent, the others lack business scaling skills or experience challenges of small domestic markets. We help them to bridge these gaps by connecting superb global entrepreneurs with top-notch technical talent. This is a key value-add to our portfolio companies.

Our Focus: Today we prioritize post-PC era technologies that narrow the divide between humans and machines. These technologies have potential to create significant impact in the years to come.

Big data and analytics, cognitive computing and Internet of Things that provide decision support with automation to humans and awareness with intelligence to machines

Enterprise of the future embraces technologies that augment, replace or work together with humans to improve productivity, transform customer experience and gain competitive advantage

Always/everywhere platform and applications including ambient and location intelligence, gestures control, mobile health monitoring, and virtual assistance among others.

 

Team

Our team of experienced professionals has strong technology operating background, solid venture investing experience and long history in key global innovation ecosystems. We currently consider investment opportunities in Western and Eastern Europe, Israel, USA. 

Alexander has over twenty-five years of global experience in venture investing and IT/Telecom management. Prior to Maxfield Capital Alexander served as head of Skolkovo IT Cluster, CEO of My Space CIS, Project Leader in various IBM structures for Fortune TOP-500 corporations.

Alexander is recognized as industry leader and a member of several industry groups including Microsoft Seed Fund selection committee, he's a member of the board of directors of several technology companies in the US, Israel and Eastern Europe.

Alexander holds an MSc in Computer & Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Economics.

Oleg has over fifteen years of venture capital investment and management experience. His background includes senior management roles in developing, structuring and managing venture capital investments in VEB Innovations, Leader Innovations, Troika Capital Partners, IBS Group and Intel Capital. Oleg is co-founder of AmBAR.

Oleg holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Alexander has over ten years of diverse experience in all aspects of venture financing, M&A, corporate finance, investment relations and turnaround management in IT, infrastructure and media projects in CIS countries. Alexander provided consulting services and managed projects for various ventures.

Alexander holds an MBA from London Business School.

Alexey has over 5 years of experience in private equity & venture capital, project management and software engineering. Before Alexey worked in Allianz Investments, Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Motorola. He also founded own e-commerce startup (10x CoC successfull exit).

Alexey holds MSc in Software Engineering and MSc in Corporate Finance.

Alexey founded several startups in advertising, loyalty and social network analysis. He has over 5 years of experience in research as physicists. In addition, he became fellow of Startup Leadership Program.

Alexey holds MSc in Applied Math and Physics.

Nadir has great experience in PR and Communications. He worked for several worldwide known companies such as Danone, Mail.Ru Group as well as in PR-agencies Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard and SPN Ogilvy, working with the clients Nokia, Beeline, Adidas Group, GM, ITU, WISE.

Nadir holds MSc in Sociology and MA in Media and Strategic Communications from TU Ilmenau, Germany.

Blog

24 November 2014

Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online. By giving a RaspPi Internet of Things capabilities, you can expand the scope of the hardware immensely.

21 November 2014

Uri Brison CEO of LogDog, Maxfield Capital portfolio company, discusses the company’s anti-hacking app on BloombergTV. LogDog is the only service that offers users unprecedented control over their private information, ensuring the highest level of security by actively monitoring activity across multiple accounts.

18 November 2014

Father of Java James Gosling and Brazilian JavaMan Bruno Souza enthusiastically endorse polyglot PaaS with Java enterprise level support. 

Palo Alto, Calif., November 18, 2014 – Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) in one solution announced today that James Gosling, the creator of the popular programming language Java, has joined the Jelastic team as an Independent Director. In addition, Brazilian Java programmer Bruno Souza is now an official Adviser at Jelastic.

James and Bruno are now in the company of an impressive list of Advisers at Jelastic including the creator of the PHP programming language Rasmus Lerdorf, former Microsoft Architect Mark Zbikowski, Parallels and Acronis Founder Serguei Beloussov, Founder of MySQL and MariaDB Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, Founder of NGINX Igor Sysoev and Founder of Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo, David Blevins.

“Currently multilingual, Jelastic was initially created as a pure Java cloud and still maintains a primary focus on this programming language. This is based on the fact that the majority of our users (approximately 53%) are Java developers,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic. “By having James Gosling and Bruno Souza on board, Jelastic is gaining even more in-depth coverage and analysis of Java features on our always transforming and improving platform.”
Although the Duke’s Choice Award winning platform also supports PHP, Ruby, Node.js and Python (with .NET coming soon), Jelastic will continue to work specifically on the direction of Java usage in cloud computing: innovations, technical solutions, business expectations, flexibility of development and management. 

One of the most innovative features of Jelastic is its unique automated vertical Java scaling. Jelastic configures and optimizes different stack templates for automatic vertical scaling, while RAM and CPU usage increases and reduces during the load change in real-time. This feature guarantees that users never overpay for unused resources; and it saves them time because there is no need for manual adjustments or architectural changes. As the application load goes up or down, resources are allocated immediately and automatically. It is also possible to specify resource caps to prevent unexpected or high bills. 

“Configuring cloud infrastructures is fun the first time you do it. But it doesn’t take too long before it becomes a tedious time sink,” said James Gosling. “And, if you have the misfortune of being a software developer that has to fight it out with an IT organization, who usually wants consistency, control and visibility, you find that you’re always fighting with them. Jelastic solves all of that. Easy configuration tools for developers, management tools for IT. Peace and productivity. I love it.”

Jelastic is the only Cloud Company whose underlying platform is Java, and with the addition of James Gosling and Bruno Souza, this team has the expertise to influence the decisions and the direction relating to Java and Cloud.  In 2015, Jelastic plans to influence Java development to make it even more dynamic, by eventually implementing the ability to reload all configurations/settings such as Xmx on the fly, without the need to restart an application/JVM, to bring/adapt desktop applications to the cloud.

“Throughout my career, I have been promoting freedom and choice for developers. Jelastic has a unique business model, that promotes choice,” said Bruno Souza. “Jelastic philosophy changed the way I look into cloud infrastructure. Jelastic’s Java-based implementation shows the power of Java technology. Giving developers the freedom to leave gives us the confidence to choice to stay. This is the power of the Java ecosystem. The power of choice. I'm very happy to be more directly involved in the future of Jelastic. This is an amazing opportunity to help bring more freedom and choice for developers worldwide.”
Jelastic Cloud provides enterprise software that re-defines the economics of Java cloud deployment and management. Jelastic solutions provide the maximum Java application density, the fastest deployment model and the easiest management for private, public and hybrid clouds, all while retaining the flexibility to customize infrastructure and application configurations.
“Success of any high-tech company depends on the right positioning, based on industry domain knowledge. We are welcoming James Gosling and Bruno Souza on our board, who are bringing technology and industry wisdom into Jelastic,” said Alexander Galitsky, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital.
Java developers get a cloud-based platform, (available from hosting providers across six continents) with automatic horizontal and vertical scaling (with support for multi nodes) and it takes minutes, not hours or days to get started. Get support of any JVM-based application including pure Java 6, 7 or 8, JRuby, Scala and Groovy. Build and deploy Java applications in the cloud using a wide range of industry-standard software stacks including Tomcat, Glassfish, Jetty, JDK, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, NGINX, Maven, and more. Jelastic’s Java Cloud also provides popular integration tools using Maven, Ant, Eclipse, IDEA and NetBeans IDE plugins.

About James Gosling
James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. 

He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. 

At Sun, his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. 

He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun. After a year off, he spent some time at Google. And now James is the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spends his time writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot.

About Bruno Souza
Bruno Souza is a Brazilian Java programmer and open source software advocate. He was President of SouJava, a Brazilian Java User Group he helped to establish, which became one of the world’s largest. He was one of the initiators of the Apache Harmony project to create a non-proprietary Java virtual machine. The Java community knows him as the "Brazilian JavaMan."

Bruno is a member of the Board of Directors at the Open Source Initiative representing Affiliate members. This is his second term on the OSI Board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Java Community Process. In 2010, he co-founded ToolsCloud, a developer tools provider.

About Jelastic
Jelastic, Inc., is the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS ease of use (developers productivity) and the IaaS flexibility (agility) within a single platform, for a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments. Jelastic is a venture-backed enterprise software company that enables enterprises, OEMs, integrators and hosting service providers to unleash the full potential of the cloud to generate superior ROI and efficiencies. Investors to Jelastic are Runa Capital, Almaz Capital and Maxfield Capital. For more information or to start a free, two-week trial, visit us at www.jelastic.com.

17 November 2014

UK-based medical record firm raises $1.7M from Maxfield Capital. Patients Know Best (PKB), the world's only fully patient-controlled online medical records system raised $1.7m of investment led by global venture capital fund Maxfield Capital.

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