Iris Providence 

A multi-class investment firm. 

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 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 private conglomerate in oil, finance and entertainment. Bridging the gap of companies international reach Pavel set up companies UK domicile, including admin and legal structures for the office. His contribution involved strategic introductions towards Ole Hedge Fund and Ole Platform’s  as well as operationaly towards Ole’s ventures investment portfolio: Robinhood, Block.One, Red Acre, StyloPay, Ocular, StemCellLife and others. Pavel refers to this as an ideal job as autonomy  to produce ideas created an environment  for a diversified value add. His willingness to get stuck in the trenches was recognised by his fellow colleges earning him a reputation of a loyal, independent and reliable operator.

Pavel began his education at Moscow Economic School where his love for public speaking translated to countless hours of practise in preparation for 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. This followed a postgraduate course at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. In his spare time he attended hackatons learning the basic of code: (HTML). Currently he is studying towards his legal qualifications with focus on Intellectual Property from University of Pennsylvania. He serves as a mentor at Queen Mary's start-up incubator. 

Pavel is a lifelong football fanatic, at 15 having trials with Fulham, he went on to play for FC Capitals, a Moscow based semi-professional club with a large youtube following, before a winning run at the 2017 London’s Inner City World Cup brought his playing days to an end. 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.