Hello new internet friend, someone doing their due diligence, or esteemed members of the press!
I am a first generation immigrant (to the US) from Kyiv, Ukraine living in Dubai. I split my time between building financial infrastructure companies with my partners at Further Ventures in Abu Dhabi, investing in international multi-sage opportunities through Leyden.vc, and hosting entrepreneurs around the world for tacos. I’m actively involved in the emerging markets startup accelerator space and was responsible for launching Techstars Dubai. Together with dear friends and colleagues, we fund early stage founders through AngelSpark.
<aside> 🚀 60+ seed stage deals 12 buy-side M&A deals Largest Studio in MENA #1 Accelerator in MENA by total funding/pr/diversity 1st Arabic News Outlet on the Apple Watch 1st Video App for VICE Media
<aside> 🎉 I run 🌮⭐(tacostars.org) - a community of hundreds of founders who call MENA home. We have an active digital community and meet monthly over tacos as the largest non-professional gathering of founders, VCs, and awesome humans in Dubai.
In a previous life I led video streaming products for companies like VICE, Rogers, Abu Dhabi Media, and others and work deeply with our founders on operations and product issues.
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