Managing partner at Buran Venture Capital. He Co-founded an investment company focusing on start-up investments in Internet in Russia/CIS/CEE. Szalontay worked for Renaissance Group, a leading investment banking firm that operates in high-opportunity emerging markets in investment banking as associate/analyst. He graduated from Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO), and also has an Advanced Bachelor of Arts (Specialist) degree in Economics. He is involved in competitive chess, in team competition in Hungary. Szalontay is co-owner of chess.com, the world’s largest on-line chess playing zone.