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Welcome! This site is my personal blog about what I learned in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur and an investor. I had built a few of startups of my own and helped many brilliant founders to grow their own companies.  In 2013 I joined investment team at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the top-tier venture capital firms on the Sand Hill. Most recently, I co-founded cryptography startup Vault12 – we are building decentralized, distributed digital custody for owners of any cryptocurrency.

I left Europe in with a degree in theoretical physics and decided to make my fortunes in the Silicon Valley over a decade ago. My first business was to provide software developers to various clients in Silicon Valley ranging from web development for Netscape to gaming for Electronic Arts. Shortly after, I joined newly formed Voltage Security as a software architect, which was a cryptography startup incubated at Stanford University. In 2015 Voltage was sold to Hewlett Packard.

I was sole founder and CEO of Hive7, initially created to build virtual worlds on the web, using only HTML/AJAX technologies. After Facebook had opened up its platform, we leveraged our AJAX knowledge to become one of the early leaders in social gaming. Hive7 became known for our first big hit game “Knighthood” that has grown to a multi-million users audience. After developing a portfolio of social games for Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo serving over 16 millions of players, we sold the company in 2010. Hive7 is now a part of the Walt Disney Co.

When I get a free moment I mentor at few incubators and I’m an advisor to many startups that graduated from YC & 500 Startups classes. Reach out when you have a great idea!


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