• @yollo
  • GP @ Improve Ventures
  • EU
Entrepreneur, investor, poet, researcher, adventurer - I have many engagements of being myself. 
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Positions

GP, Chief Uncertainty Officer

  • Improve Ventures
  • Feb 2020 - Present

BizDev

  • Hilbert Team
  • Jan 2021 - Present

Co-founder

  • Business Angel School
  • Jul 2021 - Present

CEO

  • Fination
  • Nov 2017 - Dec 2019

Business Turnover Strategist

  • Moscow International Educational Fair
  • May 2017 - Nov 2017

Art Director

  • Artplay Design Cluster
  • Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

Founder, CEO, Art-director

  • Improve Studio
  • Feb 2009 - Jan 2017

2021

Aug 24, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
all time fav, gapingvoid
Aug 24, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
Launched a side project
Founded a new company
I became a co-founder at Baltics Business Angel School, how cool is that!

The program is quite intense and is designed to deliver hands-on experience to the upcoming angels in Pan-EU venture ecosystem.

Strategically, it aims to  help find an asset-investor fit and build a repeatable and coherent investment decision-making framework that works for an angel over time.

Eventually, we aim to scale it to Latam & Africa. Building grass roots investment community for founders absolutely rocks.

If you are up to it, next program starts on 28th of Sept. 
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Wrote an article
I have been working as a remote entrepreneur for about 15 years. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with highly skilled professionals across 20+ industries over a wild array of cross-discipline projects.

My key take: the tools are made for humans, not the other way around; they should clarify, simplify, enhance, and accelerate everything you have in mind. When that is so, they empower you to create together effortlessly.

Here is a dive into collaborative & information tools from my perspective.

Toolbox on remote

By the way, we manage Improve Ventures via Coda + Telegram. We later will have a few more tools, esp for reporting/accounting and for data science, but even our very extensive startup pipeline is a no code in Coda (lol) right now. 
GP, Chief Uncertainty Officer, Improve Ventures
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Launched a side project
We are launching strategic sessions for founders in the US and CIS regions together with our friends from Soar.   

This is somewhat an accumulation of years of strategic advise, workshops and work, that I turned into a methodology for ideation and pre-seed stage startups, allowing teams to cut down months of time, costs and mistakes. And attracted an expert network to join me (website showcases 3 people, but we gonna add 10+ more from very different markets and verticals).

We call it Startup Bar: Ideation & Strategic Sessions. 

Those are 1 or 2h long highly intense workshops to identify and work through strategic and competitive pain points in a business, utilizing a polymathic team of entrepreneurs, experts and investors to build faster, smarter, and with precision. 

HMU or AMA! 
May 01, 2021
May 01, 2021
Managed a project
Hilbert Team, cloud & devops studio. I joined the team as an atomic/fractionalized bizdev to help them:

- Package the business for international operations (website, decks, media strategy, partnerships)
- Roll the business out to EU & USA   
- Help scale devops tools

Studio offers turn-key solutions over migration to the cloud, kubernetes, CI/CD setup, data management, database administration and more.

We`ve got 25+ engineers with a solid experience in hardware, infrastructure and software architecture, so for instance, we shifted an old school manufacturing to the clouds or helped video-streaming facility on sharding or setup a CI/CD for high frequency trading company.   

We have also started to educate & train in-house teams over clouds/devops/secops in CIS & EU, and secured partnerships in a bunch of business communities in US, Canada, EU, Singapore.

What`s super cool, is that I get to see way way more tech shop than usual, which helps in Improve Ventures - for my investment work, assessing startups or researching technologies.     
BizDev, Hilbert Team

2020

Feb 01, 2020
Feb 01, 2020
Founded a new company
Wrote a Research Paper
Developed inbound sales strategy
Provided Art Direction
Explored Circular Economy
+ 3
I`ve started building Improve Ventures.  What started as a venture studio for R&D purpose, turned into VC by the end of 2020. 

This is something I was thinking & preparing for through the last 15+ years: invest in talents on scale.  

Preparing - not an exaggeration.  

Trader and asset manager turned researcher, founder, and operator, working at the intersection of science, technology, culture and education.

Remote entrepreneur, I have been fortunate to collaborate with highly skilled professionals across 20+ industries over a wild array of cross-discipline projects in US, EU, CIS, Asia, LATAM and UK.

Worked with over a 100 of ideation/pre-seed startups from edtech, fintech, hrtech, robotics, hardware, proptech, creative industries, clouds, and music tech to name a few across developed and emerging markets, as well as with artists, scientists, educators, territory developers and investors.

So what we have turned into by the end of 2020 is an empathy, data and synergy-diven fund, investing in talented founders from emerging and frontier markets as early as possible. 

We search for human-centric solutions that enhance human potential and empower a more sustainable life.

P.S. I wish I could add relevant activity tags :)  
GP, Chief Uncertainty Officer, Improve Ventures
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