The 9.8 Group is an international strategic advisory firm focused on market entry strategies, direct investments, and platform-based industry-specific investment vehicles.

With headquarters in New York City and presence in Europe, Russia, and China, we understand the complexity of the ever-shifting global economy. For over 20 years we have lived and breathed this dynamic force of globalization and deeply understand the challenges it presents to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Rapidly changing trends, regulatory obstacles, lack of access to capital in local markets, and a myriad of other barriers demand from businesses a nimble, flexible, and hyper-informed strategy. 

That is why knowledge and agility are the two fundamental principles in our approach to business strategy in both the consulting and investment arms of the company. 

We design business models based on:

  • Knowledge of international markets attained from years of experience and access to a unique network of experts in a wide spectrum of industries and verticals;
  • Understanding of consumer, business, and technological trends;
  • Proven methodology of aligning the product, team, and the market cycle to foster growth.  

While our consulting practice works with a wide range of industry categories, our investment interests are focused on Technology, Healthcare, Wellness, and Communications, with a special emphasis on industry-specific platform solutions.

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