Ilya Tokhner

Experienced with both startup growth and fundraising, Ilya has led significant expansion efforts and was previously named among the “52 Hottest New Stars in Silicon Valley.” (

Ilya currently serves as Head of Business Development at AG TECH, and is responsible for expanding AG TECH's business lines both locally, and abroad. Additionally, bringing Silicon Valley "know-how" to the firm and bridging the technology gap between Kazakhstan and the United States/Silicon Valley.

Prior to joining AG TECH, Ilya Tokhner formerly served as CEO of Alpha Investing for nearly four years. He now advises the firm on business development and strategic partnerships. Ilya was named among the “52 Hottest New Stars in Silicon Valley” by Business Insider in 2014.

Prior to Alpha Investing, Ilya was the first employee and Head of Business Development at (formerly AnyPerk), a Y-Combinator company. Ilya was instrumental in taking the company from zero to over $2M in annual recurring revenue and built a team of 55 in just 2.5 years.

Prior to, Ilya headed Business Development at Bina Technologies, a Stanford spin off venture, which has raised $17.2M in funding. Prior to Bina, Ilya worked in International Sales at Boeing.

Ilya holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in International Business, Magna Cum Laude, Cal State Long Beach.