Andrey Kolodyuk is a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor, founder and managing Partner in AVentures Capital.
He started his entrepreneurial career in New York in 1992 and eventually has founded and built over 10 companies in IT, telecom, internet and media with $1 Billion total revenues.
In 2008 he exited from previous companies and started a new one Divan.TV – one of the pioneers of TV streaming OTT service for ethnic groups available in 200 countries worldwide.
In 2012 the new fund was launched – AVentures Capital, focused on early stage IT and web-related projects with the focus on global market with technology teams based in Ukraine and CEE.
AVentures Capital portfolio consists of such companies as Petcube, Augmented Pixels, nuPSYS, VoX, CheckiO, StarWind Software. VC fund coinvests with ABRT, Almaz Capital, Vegas fund, TA Venture, the Hive and other permanent investors
In August 2014 Andrey has initiated a foundation of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and in November, 2014 was selected as Chairman of it.
Andrey was elected as Young Global Leader (from Ukraine) of the World Economic Forum in 2008.
He initiated Ukrainian Davos nights, that was organized by UVCA, on January 16 and January 19, 2017 during the World Economic Forum. Than by Andrey’s initiative, Ukraine House Davos, a multi-format venue which from January 22-26 ran alongside the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for the first time in the WEF’s 48-year history. Andrey has joined Organizing Committee.
Ukraine House run a week-long venue under the theme: “Ukraine: Creativity, Innovation, Opportunity.” A vibrant hub, it showcased Ukraine to global leaders from business, politics and civil society, and present Ukrainian business and investment opportunities.
Andrey Kolodyuk graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and studied law at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. In 2005, he defended his PhD thesis: “Information Society: Modern Condition and Perspectives of Development in Ukraine” with the specialty “Political Culture and Ideology”