Инвесторы могли бы вкладывать до $11 млрд в украинские стартапы, как это сейчас происходит в Израиле.

Что для этого нужно, каких реформ хотят иностранные инвесторы в Украине, об этом рассказал в своем блоге на Инвестгазете  Continue reading “Инвесторы могли бы вкладывать до $11 млрд в украинские стартапы, как это сейчас происходит в Израиле.”

Не словом, а делом! Кто продвигает Украину на международном инвестрынке?

Одним из первых, кто  “прочувствовал” cобытия последних нескольких лет в Украине, стал локальный инвестиционный рынок. Continue reading “Не словом, а делом! Кто продвигает Украину на международном инвестрынке?”

Курс на Долину: как украинским стартапам найти инвесторов

Как относятся мировые инвесторы к предпринимателям из Украины, как убедить финансировать именно ваш стартап и чем живет сейчас мир. Continue reading “Курс на Долину: как украинским стартапам найти инвесторов”

Ukraine Discovery Tour. Join us!

The Revolution of Dignity transformed the minds and values of Ukrainians. Still, Ukraine’s challenge is to turn the vast human and intellectual potential into economic and social value. Over the past few years, Ukraine has gone through painful, although necessary transformations, building its path to recovery and economic growth. In this critical time for Ukraine and whole Eastern Europe, catch the momentum to discover Ukraine, its potential, opportunities and fellow leaders.

As a follow up of Geneva Ukraine Initiative we would like to invite you to join us on a trip to Ukraine, the birthplace of the European Black Swan on a 2nd Ukraine Discovery Tour, from 02-05 of June 2016.

Benefits for the Participants

  1. Explore Ukraine with its potential and get inspired by the country’s transformational process;
  2. Connect with leading personalities and thought leaders from politics, business and society;
  3. Contribute to the country development through finding solutions to its major challenges;
  4. Establish partnership with leading companies in IT, Agriculture, Media and PR, as well as Start-ups, Venture Capital and Private Equity funds;
  5. Strengthen the network and connection between YGL’s fellows and Global Shapers community members.


  1. Attracting FDI’s and Donors;
  2. Sharing Best Practices: Ukrainian transformation;
  3. Boosting Growth and Promoting Entrepreneurship;
  4. Peace Building and Security Improvement;

Preliminary Workshops:

  1. Industry Sectors, such as IT, Agriculture, Security Sector, Open Data, Media and PR;
  2. Investment Opportunities by meeting the “successful stories of Ukraine”, such as BORSCH Ventures, Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, 1991 Open Data Incubator, UA.RPA, Petcube;
  3. Strengthening the Civil Society as a key to economic growth in Ukraine.

If you still have any doubts, please read how great it was last year

Please reach us via the email gskyivhub@gmail.com or submit the form.

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The Best Ukrainian Startup was chosen to present in Sillicon Valley

On April 21, UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) with the support of WNISEF Fund hosted the final of start-ups competition. The winner will represent Ukraine at the international competition SVOD (Silicon Valley Open Doors) – one of the largest start-up world conference that will take place in May 25-26 in Mountain View.

Unfortunately, today many start-ups are faced with the problem of funding not only for project development but also for participating in international conferences. That is why we provide Ukrainian startup a chance for free pitch at SVOD stage, after which historically, every 2nd project receives funding“- says the executive director of the Association of International Investors Olga Afanasyeva. – Our goal is not only to present the Ukrainian start-up, but also Ukraine and its investment opportunities. For the first time Ukrainian Association becomes SVOD partner and presents achievements of the local investment market. ”

Totally 35 projects from around the world will perform on the stage of the conference this year, and there is one “Ukrainian” – Cardiolyse, that became winner of the UVCA Startup Challenge. The company specializes in e-health technologies, analyzing the electrical signals of the human heart and provides care for heart anytime, anywhere.

In addition, the jury decided to award the second place with the ticket for SVOD. Of course, the chance to perform has only the winner, but Cluise team (clever Stylist application – a personal shopping assistant) will mingle with 400+ investors during the conference.

Among the jury were professionals from the global and Ukrainian investment market:…

• Andrey Kolodyuk, Yevgen Sysoev (AVentures Capital)

• Jaroslawa Johnson (Western NIS Enterprise Fund)

• Bohdan Kupych (KM Core)

• Alexander Soroka (Startup.Network)

• Alex Vitchenko, Victor Kompaniets (Digital Future)

Also the jury included Nick Belogorsky (President of the Foundation «Nova Ukraine») and Zhenya Rozinsky (IT expert), who have prepared additional special prizes for another 2 finalists. Startups, that took second and third place according to voting, will become participants in TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco (at Ukrainian pavilion). This unexpected gift was granted to Cluise and  PrePly (modern online platform for finding a tutor and learning a foreign language).

Andrey Kolodyuk, Chairman in UVCA, Managing Partner in AVentures Capital: «We wish the winners to represent  Ukraine at the highest level at the conferences with global significance! And we are waiting them back home with new investments and ideas to continue the formation of Ukraine as a Startup Nation.



Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) is modeled on the European Association of venture and private capital (EVCA). UVCA is shaping the future direction of development of the private equity industry through the promotion of investment opportunities in Ukraine, represents the interests of private investors before the politicians and helps to improve the investment and business climate in Ukraine.

SVOD – Investment Conference in Silicon Valley, which brings together startups from around the world with the best Valley venture capital funds and the world (Aspect Ventures, Broadway angels, Yuri Milner, YCombinator, TechStars, 500Startups, Bain Capital Ventures …), the leading tech companies business media.

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) – Fund with a capital of 150 000 000 US dollars, which invests in small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine and Moldova. Since its founding WNISEF invested about 168 million US dollars in a number of companies with extensive experience in the production of consumer goods, building materials, packaging, retail and financial services.

Обыски в ИТ компаниях приближают Украину к точке невозврата

На прошлой неделе я участвовал в эфире Шустер Live по теме очередных обысков в ИТ компании (смотрите видео ниже) Continue reading “Обыски в ИТ компаниях приближают Украину к точке невозврата”

Джордж Сорос впервые проинвестировал в Украину, и сделал это в ИТ.

Рад поделиться с Вами еще одной новостью об инвестиции в украинскую ИТ компанию от мирового инвестора Джорджа Сороса. Continue reading “Джордж Сорос впервые проинвестировал в Украину, и сделал это в ИТ.”