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Viktoriya Tigipko

GENERAL PARTNER

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Viktoriya is the General 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 Ukrainian Film Academy Supervisory Board and the co-founder of WTECH (the first community for female leaders in tech in Ukraine).

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

Pawel Schapiro

PARTNER

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

Pawel has more than 8 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.

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.

Igor Semenov

VENTURE PARTNER

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Igor Semenov is a Venture Parther 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.

Alex Matsiuk

INVESTMENT ANALYST

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Oleksandr is an Investment Analyst, responsible for conducting due diligence, deals sourcing and portfolio performance monitoring. He is a graduate of Masters in Strategy and International Management program at the University of St.Gallen.

Before joining TA Ventures, Oleksandr obtained business development and operations experience at a tech start-up, marketing experience at big corporates and volunteered in a refugee camp in Greece.

Elya Checheneva

INVESTMENT ANALYST

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Elya joined TA Ventures in 2019 as an Investment Analyst, responsible for deal screening 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

LEGAL COUNSEL

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Oleg joined TA Ventures as a Legal Counsel 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 leading Ukrainian law firm focusing on venture deals.

Olena Kvach

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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Olena is an Executive Assistant at TA Ventures. Olena’s professional background is linguistic studies and translation. She obtained her MA degree at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in 2018. Prior to TA Ventures, Olena was an Administrative Assistant in pharmaceutical company Sandoz.

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