Partner at TMT Investments: $250M market cap (London Stock Exchange AIM), first VC investors in 4 unicorns, 17 profitable exits, 8x+ stock growth, 8x net returns to investors. Boards of directors - 2 unicorns. Founder: CEO of Epsylon Games, the largest gaming site on Microsoft WebTV in 1990s (70+ games). Co-founder of Fotki (25M users in early 2000s). Sold Internship system to Manhattan Institute of Management.
Co-founder at Angelsdeck: investment club (500+ investors). Taught at UC Berkeley and New York University for 11 years. Co-created a graduate course “Recreating Silicon Valley” at Stanford University. Wrote a chapter in "Masters of Corporate Venture Capital" book. Numerous interviews and articles about venture capital and startup growth in Forbes, NBC, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired, LA Times, Business Insider, etc. MBA from Boston University, PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences, MA from Central European University in Budapest.
Vladimir started his career in consulting having spent over 23 years in several big4 advisory practices; but since 2015 he started investing in private technology companies, mostly as an investor into syndicates run on Angellist and Fundersclub. In parallel Vladimir has made several angel (early seed and pre-seed) investments into startups. Over time, Vladimir has made over 300 syndicated investments and over 20 direct investments.
Vladimir's portfolio counts 6 profitable exits and numerous mark-ups with large unrealized multiples to his original investment. Besides his role as Venture Partner in The Garage Syndicate, he also teaches a course in "VC investment tax structuring" at Starta Angel Investor Academy. In his current role, Vladimir is senior member of the tax team in one of the global late-state VC funds. Vladimir has also invested as an LP into several marquee VC funds, including One Way Ventures, Hack VC, Asymmetry Ventures, Viaduct Ventures, and the Red Pill Venture Fund. Vladimir authored a book on International Corporate Taxation in 2017.
Serial technology entrepreneur (built the R'AIN group manufacturing company, zinc sulfide and selenide production, laser optics and medical laser equipment, multi-wavelength laser systems and optical current and voltage sensors).
A prolific venture capital investor, co-founder of the Angelsdeck venture community (more than $60m in investments), an active angel investor in 100+ projects. Two executive MBAs.
David has more than 4 years of experience in transaction advisory services acquired in top European banks and global consulting companies. He participated in 15+ M&A (buy-side and sell-side) and debt financing projects in financial services, real estate, consumer retail, media, and IT industries.
Graduated with a bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance from the Higher School of Economics and University of London. Currently pursuing his CFA designation.
Polina has a unique experience, combining her knowledge of the venture capital market with her expertise in real business and entrepreneurial practice. She was responsible for operations and finance at two startups. In one of them, she was a co-founder, and together with the team they passed the IIDF acceleration program and attracted angel investments.
Polina has three years of experience in the analytics team of the venture platform "IP Fund". She previously had corporate experience in B2B sales development and B2C sales management.