Elina brings significant experience in investment banking, private equity and new business ventures in New York, London and Sofia.
Prior to establishing BrightCap Ventures, she was part of the early management team at Auxionize, a B2B procurement platform, where she drove the expansion of the start-up into more than 50 industry sectors. Before returning to Bulgaria, Elina was an investor at Citigroup’s private equity funds in New York ($600 m) and London (€1.1 bn). Previously, she was a research analyst at Wit Soundview, New York, the first online platform for investment banking and research of emerging technology and e-commerce companies. She started her career as an investment banker at Citigroup on Wall Street.
Elina holds an MBA degree from Stanford and a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond, VA.