Anna is a Managing Partner at TEC Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund based in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Anna also is a Managing Director of TEC (The Entrepreneurs’ Club, www.tecglobal.org) – an international network of 6,000+ high-tech entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and other professionals based in Silicon Valley.
As part of her non-profit activities, Anna is the President and a Board member of AmBAR - American Business Association of Russian-Speaking Professionals (www.ambarclub.org), growing it over the years from a small local gathering to the largest organization worldwide.
Anna is a Founder and the owner of SVOD - Silicon Valley Open Doors technology investment conference - the premier yearly event in the Silicon Valley bringing together technology start-ups with the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms, leading technology, business media and the top US tech companies.
Previously, Anna was an angel investor with some of her portfolio companies rating as top 10 Russian high-tech startups. She is the author of many articles on entrepreneurship, angel and venture financing.
In 2010, Anna organized, in partnership with Rusnano, the first ever delegation of 20 Managing Partners from top Silicon Valley VC firms ($60 bln+ under management) to Moscow to meet with Russian business, investment & government elite, including President Medvedev. She also was the organizer & a host of the Russian President and his delegation's visit in the Silicon Valley.
Anna is a frequent speaker at international and executive conferences. She was featured on CNN, in Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, as well as major Russian TV channels and newspapers.
Anna holds her J.D. from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and her Master of Laws degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
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Stas is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of three Silicon Valley startups. Following the acquisition of his latest startup ChooChee by Deutsche Telekom, Stas currently serves as CTO of Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services.
Stas is a Managing Partner of TEC Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund, based in the Silicon Valley, and a founder of TEC Club (www.tecglobal.org), a network of thousands of high-tech professionals, investors and angels from all over the world, with the headquarters in the Silicon Valley.
Stas is a Co-Chairman of SVOD Conference (www.svod.org), a premier conference for entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world. Also, Stas is a Board Member of AmBAR (American Business Association of Russian-speaking professionals, www.ambarclub.org) - the largest business association of Russian-speaking professionals in the world.
Prior to co-founding ChooChee, Stas was a Co-Founder of Skyrider, a revolutionary company developing technologies to organize & monetize peer-to-peer networks.
Stas co-founded Narus, a global leader in software and technology for telecom industry and government agencies, where he helped design the world’s most scalable network transaction analysis system. Narus was acquired by The Boeing Company.
Stas also served as the networking group leader at VDOnet, a pioneer in internet video. VDOnet was acquired by Citrix. Over the years, Stas has consulted and coached over 1,000 businesses on strategy, business development, and venture financing.
Stas holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kiev.
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Tatiana is a serial entrepreneur, social innovator, and philanthropist. She is a founder of two Silicon Valley-based startups, and co-founder and board member of a philanthropic project in Russia. Tatiana is involved in various internet and investment conferences as a co-organizer or executive committee member. Tatiana was a founder and managing partner of a legal and tax consulting company in Moscow, Russia, which she sold in 2012. She is the author of many articles and blogs on entrepreneurship. Tatiana holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Moscow State University of Land Use Planning) and MBA (CSUEB).
Tatiana Lysenko is a California licensed attorney currently working at a technology company in Silicon Valley. She is also a winner of two Olympic gold medals in gymnastics at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Tatiana is an avid enthusiast of yoga, fitness and healthy life style.
Seva brings over 15 years of operations and logistics experience. He has put together all kind of events from large startup conferences to rock concerts and sport events. Seva also has over 10 years IT experience, consulting small businesses all over bay area.
Denis is Founder and Head of BVU Group, that included BayView Innovations consulting company, GrowthUP Incubator (first in Ukraine), few infrastructure projects (like Expertorama.com, SVCDB.com). As a leader of Ukrainian VC and entrepreneurial community Denis is involved into various internet and investment conferences as a co-organizer or executive committee member (idcee.org, iForum.ua, Startup Crash Test, Entrepreholic, SVOD). He is an author of most popular blog about high-tech and venture capital in Ukraine and in top5 in Russia http://dennydov.blogspot.com) since 2007. In 2011, having exclusive rights on Russian Edition, he has published “The four Steps to Epiphany” by Steven Blank.Denis is director of the boards or member of the advisory boards of various startups in Russia and Ukraine. Before BVU Group Denis held С-level positions and did some exits from Ukrainian local companies. Graduated from Kiev Politecnic Institute in 1996 and IMI in 2000 (MBA).
Lesya runs sales and marketing for Databrain, a startup in big data analytics space. Previously, she worked at Facebook Direct Sales organization, supporting top Fortune 500 companies with their advertising campaigns on Facebook platform. At SVOD, Lesya is in charge of administering on-camera interviews with guests, creating video and other promotional content.