Mikhail Kotov was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the first Ukrainian private club iClub, established in partnership with the venture fund TA Ventures.
Mikhail’s responsibilities will include dealing with the issues of strategic development of the club as a platform that gives private investors the opportunity to directly invest in successful technology companies in Ukraine, Europe and the United States.
“I am glad that I joined this team of professionals of the largest venture fund in Ukraine TA Ventures to jointly build an ecosystem of private investment and popularize the idea of investing in successful start-ups around the world. Such a modern investment tool should be in the portfolio of any private investor,” says Mikhail Kotov.
Mikhail Kotov has more than 19 years of professional experience, during more than 12 of which he held leading positions in major publications and publishing holdings (Gazeta.ru, RIA Novosti). Before joining the iClub team, Mikhail worked as the chief editor of Forbes Ukraine from 2013 to 2015, and later founded his own start-up.
“We are pleased that we managed to attract a professional with such great experience to help develop iClub,” says Viktoriya Tigipko, founder and managing partner of the venture fund TA Ventures. “Mikhail Kotov is well-acquainted with the Ukrainian business and its key players on the market. Mikhail joining the team will help bring the club to another level, and his experience and expertise will open iClub to new directions for development.”
We remind you that iClub is Ukraine’s first exclusive club of private investors in innovative technology companies around the world. The club was created with the support of venture fund TA Ventures and PJSC “TASCOMBANK”. The distinctive features of the club are: opportunities to invest in the best start-ups around the world that are inaccessible to most investors, no membership fee for active investors, 0% management fee/carry when investing in Ukrainian start-ups, full legal, analytical, financial support of transactions, and education – iClub Academy, meet-ups, tech-conferences.