Iris Providence 

“You can hold a rock concert and that’s ok, you can hold a baller and that’s ok but don’t hold a rock concert and advertise it as a ballet” - Warren Buffet. 


Iris Providence is a venture investment firm. We are assembling a portfolio of forward thinking companies.

Bio of Pavel Grushin, The Founder  

Pavel is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and a technology enthusiast. Whilst at university he secured a 2 year apprenticeship at Royal Bank of Scotland, working in Investment Banking and Capital Markets division to provide analysis for bookkeeping of institutional real estate clients, this required building financial models to asses levels of leverage and liquidity against newly introduced compliance standards in Basel 3.  

Up on clearance of his immigration status, he secured full time employment with Milamber Ventures PLC, a private equity with focus on income producing businesses with funds in energy, technology and educational enterprises. Working on ID Solar Power, Pavel put together a business plan to acquire a portfolio of UK PPA licensed solar and battery storage farms; including building a team of analysts, surveyors, international developers and putting together a discounted financial model. 

Eager to try a more fast paced environment, Pavel secured an executive role at Ole Groups, a conglomerate with investments in oil, finance and entertainment. Bridging a gap between companies international offices Pavel set up the infrastructure for OLE’s UK domicile. Contributing strategically towards Ole Hedge Fund and Ole Platform’s operations whilst focusing on operational enhancing Ole’s ventures investment portfolio: Block.One, Red Acre, StyloPay, Ocular, StemCellLife and others. Pavel refers to this as an ideal job as autonomy and freedom to produce ideas allowed for a diversified value add. Pavel’s willingness to get stuck in the trenches was recognised by his fellow colleges earning him a reputation of a loyal, intelligent and independent operator.

Pavel began his education at Moscow Economic School where his love for public speaking allowed him to miss classes in preparation for his performances at state level championships, which he went on to win with Vladimir Vusotkiy’s “He never came back from war”. Pavel achieved his BSc in Management with Econometrics from Queen Mary University of London. Whilst there he attended hackatons learning the basic of code: (HTML). This followed a postgraduate course at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Currently he is studying towards his legal qualifications from University of Pennsylvania. He serves as a postgraduate mentor on his university's start-up incubator. 

Pavel is a lifelong football fanatic, at 15 having trials with Fulham, he went on to play for FC Capitals (w. 2Drots), before leading Russia to victory at the 2017 London’s Inner City World Cup, soon after retiring. To see further information on his career go here or follow his pretty Instagram feed here.

Notable Mentions 

  • Iris Providence was a finalist at 2018 Tax Efficiency Awards by Investment Week, see official website here.   
  • Iris Providence is the 2019 winner of “Most Innovative Venture Investment Fund” by Wealth and Finance International, see press release here.