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 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. Iā€™m actively involved in the emerging markets startup accelerator space and was responsible for launching Techstars Dubai.

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<aside> šŸŽ‰ I run šŸŒ®ā­(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.

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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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