About NFWare

We are a team of experienced telecommunications and network professionals with a solid scientific and research background. Our advisory board is comprised of top executives from the telco industry.
Foundation in 2014
NFWare was formed by a team from
the Computer Networks Research Center with the aim of finding ways to push forward virtualization technologies and the science of computer networking.
Product launch
We began with first two products, the Virtual CGNAT and the Virtual Load Balancer, and we are constantly working on developing new products in the field of virtualized network functions.
Joining the market leaders
Our innovative work lead to us becoming a part of the Telefonica Open Future program and to membership of leading organisations in the field, such as Nokia CloudBand, Intel Network Builders and HP OpenNFV.
Receiving top level investment
The company has attracted funding from top VC investors including Sistema VC, Telefonica, Almaz Capital and Maxfield Capital.
Beginning our representative partnerships
We have partnerships with representative companies across USA, Europe and the APAC. For more information about becoming a representative of NFWare,
contact us now.
Successful deployments
We've made successful commercial deployments in several telecom operators across Europe.
Management Team
Alexander Britkin
CEO, Co-Founder
Alexander is the founder and CEO of NFWare, responsible for general management, sales and business development. Prior to founding NFWare, Alexander spent over 12 years in various positions with telecom startups and corporations.
Igor Ryzhov
Lead Developer, Co-Founder
Igor is the founder and Lead Developer at NFWare. As an expert in high-performance data-plane algorithms, computer networking and virtualization, Igor is responsible for high-throughput and scalable multi-core architecture.
Pavel Ivashchenko
Lead Developer, Co-Founder
Pavel is the founder and Lead Developer at NFWare. He is an experienced engineer and researcher in the field of next-gen computer networking. Pavel is responsible for design and development of most critical networking modules.
Alexandra Yartseva
Alexandra is a marketing professional with extensive experience in promoting start-ups and IT projects.At NFWare she is responsible for marketing communications, company positioning and strategic brand development.
Ruslan Smelyanskiy
Ruslan is the Founder and R&D Director of the Applied Research Center for Computer Networks. He is also the head of Lomonosov Moscow State University's laboratory of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics; Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the IEEE, the Computer Society and ACM.
Lothar Pauly
Senior Business Advisor,
Member of Advisory Board
Lothar formerly served as CEO of the Deutsche Telekom's subsidiary T-Systems and Executive Board Member of Deutsche Telekom. Previously, he managed the Communications Division at Siemens AG, was a board member of Siemens Mobile, and also CEO of Siemens Mobile Networks.
Dor Skuler
Senior Business Advisor,
Member of Advisory Board
Dor formerly served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand Business Unit, which he also founded. Prior to this role he was Vice President of Strategy and Head of Corporate Development for Alcatel-Lucent in its corporate headquarters in Paris.
Ran Fridman
Member of Advisory Board
Ran currently serves as the EVP of worldwide sales in Allot Communications. Most recently, Ran served as the Chief Business Officer of Evolution Networks. Before that Ran led the worldwide sales and customer services organization for Flash Networks and held multiple senior management positions at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Uri Kesselman
Member of Advisory Board
Uri is the founder and President of Realinnova, which helps innovative companies develop contact and establish a local presence in Southern Europe. During his career, Uri has worked in provisioning, message processing, billing and CRM for multinationals like Motorola and Amdocs in the USA, Canada, Japan and Singapore.

Our Investors

Sistema_VC is a venture capital firm focused on investments in the growth-stage technological companies worldwide. The fund was set up by JFSC Sistema, which has been investing in various technology segments for over twenty years. JFSC Sistema is listed on the London Stock Exchange and holds a controlling stake in Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) which is listed on the NYSE.
Sistema Venture Capital
Telefónica Open Future_ was created in 2014 as a further demonstration of Telefónica's long-standing support for innovation, development, training, investment and entrepreneurship in the world of new technology and the digital community. The program aims to discover, develop and encourage technological creativity at any stage, from speeding the growth of new ideas or nurturing SMEs, to facilitating the expansion of larger companies.
Telefonica Open Future
Maxfield Capital is a venture capital firm specialising in early stage technology companies. The company's original approach looks to create global success stories by bridging the gap between high quality engineering and commercial execution. Maxfield Capital is currently considering investment opportunities in Europe, the USA and Israel.
Maxfield Capital
Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital invests in early stage, capital-efficient technology companies. The team connects entrepreneurs and engineering talent in untapped emerging tech regions, working in high-growth sectors such as enterprise and cloud computing, mobile, internet infrastructure and services, data storage and management, and ecommerce. The fund's investors include Cisco, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
Almaz Capital
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