UVCA Investors Day17 Jul 2017

On July 15, for the first time UVCA Investors Day was held in Odesa powered by OIFF (Odesa Film Festival) and TA Ventures. It was close event, only for the leaders of the world and Ukrainian investment markets - members of the Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (UVCA) and TA Ventures guests.

The program UVCA Investors Day consisted of two discussion sections, start-up expo-zone and networking in an informal atmosphere. The event started with a public talk by José Marin (co-founder and CEO of IG Expansion, co-founder of FJ Labs, Super Angel investor) and Andriy Kolodyuk (Managing Partner of AVentures Capital and Chairman of UVCA), followed by a panel discussion with Mikhail Merkulov (Active angel investor, CEO of Arricano Real Estate), Andriy Kolodyuk and Konstantin Magaletskiy (partner at Horizon Capital), moderated by Viktoriya Tigipko (founding partner of the venture fund TA Ventures and president of OIFF).

Investing in Ukrainian startups is primarily private capital, which is why it is important to meet investors and share experiences.

Viktoriya Tigipko
Founding partner of TA Ventures, president of OIFF

UVCA Investors Day with the support of OIFF and TA Ventures, which took place within the framework of the OIFF business platform, started off a series of business events that will be held during the film festival.

It seemed like the Ukrainian venture market community is not big, but, in practice, often investors (leaders and beginners) do not know each other personally. That is why the Association making such private events to facilitate useful links, acquaint with promising innovators and create a wide range of professional investors

Olga Afanasyeva
Executive Director of UVCA

At the end of the discussion section, the guests were greeted by Tatiana Nikitina, the inspirer and director of the creative space Stalkanat Art, where the UVCA Investors Day was held.

During the event it was organized expozone with best Ukrainian startups to present their products (Petcube, PassivDom, Ecoisme, Hideez, Kwambio, UniExpo, SoundAR, etc.). After the discussion section, some startups had time for pitching.

With this event, we are starting a new tradition of the annual gathering of world investors in Odessa. Such communication will promote the investment climate which will be resulted in the growth of investment deals number

Andriy Kolodyuk
Chairman of UVCA Supervisory Board

In the end of event there was networking, the informal atmosphere of which was created in due part thanks to the partner of the event - TM ARARAT.