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Viktoriya Tigipko

FOUNDING PARTNER

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Viktoriya is the Managing Partner of TA Ventures, who founded the fund in late 2010. Prior to her work at TA Ventures, Viktoriya led multiple business initiatives in construction and machinery distribution, created the largest IT conference in CEE, IDCEE.

In addition, Viktoriya is the Founder of ICLUB (a high-profile co-investor club), the President of Odesa International Film Festival (the largest film festival in CEE by audience size), the Chairman of the Ukrainian Film Academy Supervisory Board and the co-founder of WTECH (the first community for female leaders in tech in Ukraine). Since 2021 Viktoriya is the Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund.

Viktoriya earned her M.S. from Kyiv National Economics University and Vienna University of Economics and Business and MBA from UC Berkeley.

Oleg Malenkov

PARTNER

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Oleg is a Partner at TA Ventures based in Los Angeles. Oleg focuses on deal sourcing in the US, West Coast and Ukraine with a core interest in Consumer Tech and provides added value to the portfolio companies.

Oleg has more than 6 years of experience in Startups and Venture-building (co-founded Concepter HQ – an accelerator and venture builder in Consumer Tech).

Oleg obtained a master's degree in Computer science at the Donetsk National Technical University and the University of Portsmouth.

Pawel Schapiro

VENTURE PARTNER

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Pawel is a Venture Partner at TA Ventures, mainly responsible for the fund’s activity in Western Europe and Israel with a special interest in Mobility/Automotive Tech and Digital Health.

Pawel has more than 10 years of experience in Startups & VC. Before joining TA Ventures in early 2017, he worked in operational and VC roles at Rocket Internet and Creathor Ventures.

Pawel earned his master’s degree in Media Management from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Eveline Buchatskiy

VENTURE PARTNER

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Eveline is a Venture Partner at TA Ventures based in Boston, primarily focusing on deal sourcing in the US, East Coast with a special interest in DeepTech/Industry Tech.

Eveline is former Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, Director for the Techstars Boston program. She launched and was the Managing Partner for Eastlabs accelerator based in Kyiv.

Prior to her general management years, Eveline worked 10 years as a process and control systems engineer in several projects for the industrial gas industry. She earned her B.S. from UC Berkeley, M.S. from the State University of New York, and MBA from INSEAD.

Igor Semenov

VENTURE PARTNER

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Igor Semenov is a Venture Partner at TA Ventures; he has been with the fund since its inception in 2010. Igor is a pioneer of Ukrainian VC industry. Prior to TA Ventures, he worked as an Investment Manager at AVentures Capital, the first local Ukrainian VC Fund.

Before AVentures, Igor was an Investment Associate at Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a regional PE fund, funded by the US government.

At TA Ventures, Igor covers the fund’s activity in Europe and the US with a primary focus on Digital Health and DeepTech.

Elya Chiechienieva

PRINCIPAL

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Elya joined TA Ventures in 2019, she is responsible for deal sourcing and due diligence, portfolio company support, industry research and analysis. She previously gained experience in finance, insurance and e-commerce. Elya earned a master's degree in Management from Donetsk National Technical University.

Oleg Geletkanych

HEAD OF LEGAL

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Oleg joined TA Ventures as a Head of Legal department in 2019, with a primary focus on investment transactions, corporate structuring, capital raising and other startup related matters. Oleg obtained a master's degree at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Before joining TA Ventures, Oleg worked with a leading Ukrainian law firm focusing on venture deals.

Maksym Khitrykh

LEGAL COUNSEL

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Maksym joined TA Ventures as a Legal Counsel in 2021. His specialisation is primarily on private equity law, corporate structuring, tax planning, law of international finance. Maksym obtained a master's degree in International Financial Law at King's College London. Before joining TA Ventures, Maksym worked with leading Ukrainian & US law firms focusing on corporate law, international arbitration and cross border white-collar crime.

Borys Budonyi

CFO

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Borys is a CFO at TA Ventures, responsible for the full financial management of the Fund. He is a graduate of the Ukrainian Academy of the National Bank of Ukraine, a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK) and a Certified Public Accountant (Ukraine).

Before joining TA Ventures, Borys obtained experience in financial management, analysis, accounting, reporting and auditing at a "big 4" company.

Oleksandra Zaiets

COMMUNICATION & INTERNAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Oleksandra is a Сommunication and Internal Operations Manager at TA Ventures. Having graduated from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in 2019 Oleksandra acquired her major in external and internal communications, her minor included linguistic studies and translation among others. Prior to TA Ventures, Oleksandra was a Project Manager in the Marketing Department in UFuture, an investment company, at the time performing as an SMM Manager for K.FUND.

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