Things I do:

  • Next-gen media experience and distribution strategy (platform, vendors, public speaking)
  • Organizational design (new departments, integrated vendor/product teams, etc)
  • Corporate Development (m&a advisory, partnerships, capital markets, etc)
  • Early-stage venture practice development (corp VC programs, deal pipeline development)

A bit about me:
I am a first generation immigrant (to the US) from Kiev, Ukraine presently living in Dubai working across the early stage venture and public sectors. I’m currently running The Fly Labs, an advisory and investment firm based in Dubai working with government entities on early-stage technology ecosystem development.

Most recently I co-founded Ampathy, an impact technology company in NY and have been helping Dubai Holding spin up corporate venturing initiatives and advising the Dubai government on startup ecosystem development policy. Prior to that, I worked with Abu Dhabi Media to create a new digital product subsidiary, Advance.ae, where I led product management, organizational structuring, vendor management, and new platform integrations in my advisory capacity to the CEO.

Previously I was the Video Technology Product Lead at VICE Media and Director of Ad-Ventures for Carrot Creative. I am currently living in Dubai (New York, Prague, Dubai, and Chicago before) and until April 2012 was serving as Director of Corporate Development for Piksel, splitting my time between an office desk, a tray table, and most geeky trade show floors.

At night, I put on a costume and patrol the streets in search of villains. I have no issue with trying something new and falling flat on my face knowing that I am that much better for having the experience.

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