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 Kiev, 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.
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
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.
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