Investments focused on Growth

We provide growth capital to later stage ventures in all sectors of technology


About us

2B Global is a private investment firm. It was founded by Mr. Berik Kaniyev, who is one of the shareholders and Chairman of the board of Lancaster Group. 
2B Global Capital provides growth capital to late-stage ventures in all sectors of technology. We look for companies with growing recurring revenues that have innovative products solving real customer problems, positive unit economies, and great management teams.


Berik Kaniyev

Berik Kaniyev is the founder of 2B Global Capital. Between 1994 and 1999 he managed his own oil processing and distribution business and worked as President of KBK Ltd, President of Kazneftecom Ltd and President of Neco Ltd. From 1998 to 1999 he was Vice-president of National Oil and Gas Company KazakhOil. Berik Kaniyev then served as Independent Advisor to the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 1999 to 2001. At present, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Syrymbet JSC and ERSAI LLP.

Berik is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Kazakhstan and actively involved in a number of social projects. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Non-commercial JSC Republican Physics and Mathematics School (RPMS), a co-founder of its Alumni Fund and member of its Alumni Committee. An avid supporter of youth football, he is also a founder of Arlan football club and president of Kazakhstan League of Children-Youth Football Zhas Kyran.

Berik is a graduate of Kazakh State University and holds an executive MBA degree from Duke University.


Nurzhan Janabekov

Nurzhan Janabekov is partner and managing director of 2B Global Capital. Before joining the company he worked as CEO of Lancaster Group Kazakhstan and was Chairman of the Board of Directors at KazInvestBank. 

Nurzhan graduated from Kazakh National Technical University named K. I. Satpayev and received an MBA degree from McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, USA.


Alexander Barunin

Alexander Barunin is Partner and Managing Director of 2B Global Capital and helps lead the firm.

Prior to joining 2B Global Capital Alexander worked as a member of the Management Board and CFO at MegaFon, one of the largest mobile operators in Russia. Alexander received an MBA from Fuqua Business School of Duke University and graduated with honors from State Maritime Academy majoring in electrical engineering.