Location: Dubai

Galina Chifina

Partner, Asia

Galina is a Partner on RTP Global’s Asia investment team, based in the firm’s Dubai office. Her focus is on early stage tech companies in India and Southeast Asia across agritech, consumer internet, food tech, and fintech.

She joined the investment team in 2007 and was the driving force behind the firm’s launch in India in 2011. As RTP Global’s earliest investor in the region, Galina quickly established a strong reputation with founders in the eCommerce, food, logistics and health tech spaces and led the firm’s investments into Cred, Delivery Hero, Rebel Food, DeHaat and Bijak, among others. Today she sits on the board for Mobile Premier League, India’s largest e-largest eSports and mobile gaming platform, as well as DeHaat.

Growing up in a small town in the desert of Kazakhstan, Galina witnessed rocket launches in her backyard and fell in love with technology and the limitless potential of humanity. She came to appreciate how people from disparate backgrounds come together for a common goal, working together despite cultural and language barriers. Outside of work, Galina can be at the stables with her beloved horses.

Notable Investments

CRED, Delivery Hero, MPL, Rebel Foods, DeHaat, GoKwik, Phyllo, Practo, Mesh, Bijak, Zenyum, LiveBuy, Plantix, Tazapay, Datamilk, Appboxo, Telio, Beam, SydeLabs, Varaha