Kirill Mazur, managing partner at Imperious Group, a venture capital company operating in the US, Israel and Eastern Europe, has recently released the second edition of his personal list of the most active supporters of Ukraine’s startup ecosystem in 2017.
The listing includes 199 venture investors, tech entrepreneurs, event organizers and journalists (up from 110 last year) who reside both in Ukraine and beyond.
Among these industry figures are Yevgen Sysoyev and Andrey Kolodyuk, managing partners at AVentures Capital, Oleksii Vitchenko, CEO at Digital Future, and Natalia Berezovska, CEO at Detonate Ventures and head of UAngel, a Ukrainian business angels association.
According to Mazur, there are 29 funds and micro VCs in Ukraine, as well as at least 35 individual investors.
Earlier this year, the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) released two reports covering the local tech venture scene — the Investor Book and a venture capital and private equity overview.
In 2015 and 2016, Ukraine Digital News and AVentures Capital published “The Deal Book of Ukraine,” a 120-page in-depth report on the emerging Ukrainian venture and startup industry. The study features more than 180 deals that were made public or identified during these years..