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 am a partner at Leyden VC, where we invest in technology companies around the world and advise family offices and government entities on early-stage technology ecosystem development. I'm actively involved in running the investment practice of GINCO Investments, a prominent UAE family office, and was responsible for launching Techstars Dubai in Partnership with GINCO.
<aside> 🚀 35+ seed stage deals 12 buy-side M&A deals 3 funds launched #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 that includes hundreds of founders that 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.
Don't hesitate to reach out!
Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | Medium
If you'd like to share this page:
sheynkman.com or garysheynkman.com