Viktoriya Tigipko

Viktoriya Tigipko is Managing Director of TA Ventures, a $50M venture capital fund, investing in innovative seed and early-stage consumer Internet and mobile companies in the USA, Europe, and emerging markets like India, Brazil and African countries. As of April 2015, TA Ventures has 70+ companies in its portfolio and has achieved 15 exits. TA Ventures portfolio includes such companies as AdoreMe, Auctionata, Azimo, Beepi, Dreamlines, FinanzCheck, NU3, SumUp, and others. TA Ventures is focusing on online marketplaces, fintech, digital health, edtech, Big Data, cloud computing.

Since 2010, Viktoriya has been the Organizer of the “IDCEE. Internet technologies and Innovations” conference, which was one of the top European conferences on Internet technologies. The conference served as a platform for 2,500+ opinion leaders, aspiring Internet entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, innovators, and other IT and VC industry experts from the CEE region and beyond.

In 2013, Viktoriya initiated Code Club Ukraine, a nation-wide volunteer initiative for teaching children to code, which is a local branch of Code Club World. Viktoriya is also the President of the Odessa International Film Festival, which was established in 2010 with a mission to bring high quality films from all over the world to the Ukrainian audience as well as to encourage the development of film industry in Ukraine and to restore its cinematic tradition. The festival audience is over 100,000 attendees.

According to numerous annual ratings, Viktoriya was listed among the TOP-5 IT influencers in Ukraine for several times (in 2012, 2013, 2014), 200 Most Influential people in Ukraine (in 2013), and 100 Most Influential Women in Ukraine (in 2012, 2013).