ESIL Angel: Olga Afanasyeva

Bio at a glance

Olga Afansyeva is the Executive Director at the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA). She is a Senior Lecturer at the Economic Cybernetics Department of the Ukrainian Academy of Banking

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UVCA shapes the future direction of the venture capital and private equity industry in Ukraine by promoting its investment opportunities, advocating the interests of private equity investors to policymakers, and improving the local investment and business climate. It also makes a constructive contribution to shaping legislation on both pan-industry and sector-specific scales that affect LPs, GPs, and their portfolio companies.

Early stage investing in Ukraine today:

  • Early stage investments in Ukraine attracted through venture funds, business angels,
    accelerators, incubators and crowdfunding in most common areas as SaaS, Iot, fintech, E-Commerce

My goals in Ukraine

  • to encourage the development of Ukrainian venture ecosystem;
  • to bring the investment market players together and support collaboration between them;
  • to support the country’s image on the international arena by representing Ukraine at industry events, working with international partners;
  • to improve the Ukrainian investment climate by creating necessary legal environment, favorable conditions for foreign and local investors.

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