He graduated from the Faculty of Theoretical Physics of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (2003), and then he was a physics postgraduate student at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of General Physics and Wave Processes (2006), Candidate of physics and mathematics. During the post-graduate studies he was a project manager at the company “Aktivnaya optika” (MSU) that manufactures high-precision optical elements for astronomic observations.
In 2007, Alexei Belyakov came to work at I2BF Global Ventures – the company specialized on investments to high technologies. In 2009, he became a partner and the Head of the Moscow office of the company, and in 2011 at the same time he became the Investment Director at the Joint-Stock Company VTB Capital - I2BF Innovation Partners.
At I2BF Global Ventures Mr. Belyakov was engaged in making deals in such fields as power and resources efficiency, new materials, robotics, aerospace. He played a key role in structuring and settling over 20 international deals made in the collaboration with the leading venture = (KPCB, Firelake Capital, Khosla Ventures) and strategic (BP ventures, Robert Bosch Venture partners, GE Ventures) partners. Two companies were successfully sold, one company reached IPO.