Stas Khirman

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 (, 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 (, 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, – 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.