Ilya Nykin

Co-Founder and Managing Director

I’ve been managing venture capital funds for over a decade, all at Prolog.

My first job was in software development. Several years later the first desktop computers appeared on the market. By then I was the manager of information resources at a large industrial manufacturer. They asked me to bring a few models in and figure out what to do with them. I felt like a kid in a toy store.

My career took a big turn when I co-founded my first company, Ivy Technologies. Our team developed a software system for medical office and EMR management. We had a few technical firsts in our field, and a few lucky breaks, too. Three years later the company was acquired by Alcon, at the time a unit of Nestlé.

I learned investing by trial and error at Metaphase, a technology incubator my fellow co-founder of Ivy and I decided to start as our next venture. We launched several companies out of it and needed to fund them. This is what I ended up spending a lot of my time on.

Today I invest in healthy foods and consumer wellness.

The best way to contact me is by email at