Archive for April, 2008

Kiev networking after-party

Every decent conference has a networking after-party, a cocktail or a bar meet. If there is none the conference is 50% impaired. Demand one from your event organizer or demand your money back ;-) I won’t brag about what should be done at networking parties. You know the drill. I’ll just indulge myself in posting […]

TMT.Ventures’08 Kiev

Remember Soviet Union? 30% of all R&D efforts of USSR were performed in Ukraine. High-tech, space tech, nano, bio – they did it all. This tells you something about local engineering talent. Multiply that by increasing internet penetration, access to business know-how and venture capital. What you get is a vast pool of potential breakthrough […]

Have a beer with a global VC

Having a beer with a global VC sounds good but try to arrange it and you will learn it is not easy at all. ;-) Here’s my HOW TO and case study from a night before TMT.Ventures’08 Kiev conference. First – you have to understand that a VC may have plenty of money under management […]