Genesis Investments
Digital Marketing
Delightful Products
Efficient Recruiting

Venture capital fund that takes care of everything
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Genesis Investments
Digital Marketing
Delightful Products
Efficient Recruiting

Venture capital fund that takes care of everything
About Us
We invest in future-proof businesses founded by exceptional teams, help them polish their Digital Marketing and Product strategy, and act as a reliable Talent Acquisition partner.
Genesis Investments is an early-stage venture capital fund, investing in Ukraine, Belarus, and Baltic countries. We invest in such industries as Online Education, Digital Health, Mobile Apps, Advertising Tech, and AI/ML. In addition to financial investment, we use our deep Digital Marketing, Product Development, and Recruiting expertise to help the company grow internationally and expand to other markets.
WE ARE NOT ONLY ABOUT MONEY
Digital Marketing
We work with ~20 Genesis Tech teams, whose products enjoy ~250mn MAU, and encourage co-operation between them and our portfolio companies.
Product Building
General Partner of our fund - Vitaly Laptenok - has 10+ years of experience in Product Development. Before launching the fund, he co-founded BetterMe.
Talent Acquisition
Our team of recruiters works exclusively with our portfolio companies and helps them spare 200+ hours per year while hiring the best R&D professionals.
About Us
We invest in future-proof businesses founded by exceptional teams, help them polish their Digital Marketing and Product strategy, and act as a reliable Talent Acquisition partner.
Genesis Investments is an early-stage venture capital fund, investing in Ukraine, Belarus, and Baltic countries. We invest in such industries as Online Education, Digital Health, Mobile Apps, Advertising Tech, and AI/ML. In addition to financial investment, we use our deep Digital Marketing, Product Development, and Recruiting expertise to help the company grow internationally and expand to other markets.
WE ARE NOT ONLY ABOUT MONEY
Digital Marketing
We use our Digital Marketing expertise to help startups scale.
Product Building
Our GP Vitaly Laptenok uses his 10+ years of experience to help startups build superior products.
Recruiting
Our team of recruiters helps our portfolio companies hire the best R&D professionals from the market.
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Portfolio
EXCEPTIONAL TEAMS. LARGE MARKETS. SUPERIOR PRODUCTS.
Our Experts
Head of Investment Committee
Vladimir Mnogoletniy
Founder and CEO of Genesis Tech, one of the largest Ukrainian product and technology company, which has produced products and services such as the leading media platforms in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Kazakhstan, the leading classifieds platform in Nigeria and one of the world's leading social discovery platform, among other ventures in the technology space.

Prior to founding Genesis Tech, Vladimir worked at Renaissance Capital.
General Partner
Vitaly Laptenok
Co-Founder of BetterMe (50 million downloads) and Genesis Media with 10+ years of experience in product development and media.

As the CEO of Genesis Investments, Vitaly brings his expertise in product development and digital marketing to the fund's portfolio companies.
Venture Partner
Victor Zakharchenko
Victor has worked in Internet business since 2003, when he started out as a journalist in digital media and worked in AIN.ua. Then he founded content agency ontext, which joined e-generator.ru through M&A transaction in 2006. After ontext, Victor launched MoneyNews.ru and social platform SMI2 as a publisher, and then led operations in a gaming startup Drimmi. Between 2012 and 2017, he led game development studio KamaGames Studio and launched venture capital direction at FunCorp that invests in Entertainment Industry.
Venture Partner
Chris Brown
Chris came to the startup world through Eastern Europe, where he helped manage the first accelerator in Estonia. He then co-founded a micro fund in Hungary, and since then he's worked in different roles in the startup scene in Europe and the US.
In New York, he's worked on programs that drive startup/corporate collaboration, and was the General Manager at the New York University Data Future Labs before leading IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for the East Coast. Most recently, he was a part of the core investment team at 500 Startups, and led one of the regional accelerator program for 500.
Head of Investment Committee
Vladimir
Mnogoletniy
Founder and CEO of Genesis Tech, one of the largest Ukrainian product and technology company, which has produced products and services such as the leading media platforms in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Kazakhstan, the leading classifieds platform in Nigeria and one of the world's leading social discovery platform, among other ventures in the technology space.

Prior to founding Genesis Tech, Vladimir worked at Renaissance Capital.
General Partner
Vitaly Laptenok
Co-Founder of BetterMe (50 million downloads) and Genesis Media with 10+ years of experience in product development and media.

As the CEO of Genesis Investments, Vitaly brings his expertise in product development and digital marketing to the fund's portfolio companies.
Venture Partner
Victor Zakharchenko
Victor has worked in Internet business since 2003, when he started out as a journalist in digital media and worked in AIN.ua. Then he founded content agency ontext, which joined e-generator.ru through M&A transaction in 2006. After ontext, Victor launched MoneyNews.ru and social platform SMI2 as a publisher, and then led operations in a gaming startup Drimmi. Between 2012 and 2017, he led game development studio KamaGames Studio and launched venture capital direction at FunCorp that invests in Entertainment Industry.
Venture Partner
Chris Brown
Chris came to the startup world through Eastern Europe, where he helped manage the first accelerator in Estonia. He then co-founded a micro fund in Hungary, and since then he's worked in different roles in the startup scene in Europe and the US.
In New York, he's worked on programs that drive startup/corporate collaboration, and was the General Manager at the New York University Data Future Labs before leading IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for the East Coast. Most recently, he was a part of the core investment team at 500 Startups, and led one of the regional accelerator program for 500.
Investment Manager
Elena Mazhuha
Senior Investment Analyst
Alexei Yermolenko
Managing Counsel
Vasyl Liutyi
At Genesis Investments Elena is responsible for deal sourcing, fund's daily operations, and PR activities. She helps find investment opportunities in Eastern Europe and Baltic Region, matches portfolio companies with potential investors, and ensures communication between portfolio companies and GI's legal and recruiting teams.

Elena has deep expertise in startup pitching and business networking coupled with analytical experience from TA Ventures, Citibank, and EY.
Alexei's career began at 19 years old, when he joined KPMG. Two years later, he joined Deloitte's Financial Advisory Services department as an advisory consultant specializing in valuation and modeling. In this capacity he mainly dealt with energy, agriculture, and IT industries.

At Genesis Investments he is responsible for business analysis, strategic consulting, and portfolio management.
Vasyl leads a team of lawyers focusing on negotiating, structuring and effective closing of investment deals. The legal team also guides founders and startups on various legal matters as part of the Genesis Investments' "smart money" framework.

Vasyl has extensive experience in complex cross-border acquisitions, restructurings and venture capital transactions. Before joining Genesis Tech, he worked in a leading Tier-1 law firm where he developed a strong track record in multi-jurisdictional deals in a broad range of business sectors.
Head of Talent Acquisition
Elena Kryvova
At Genesis Investments, Elena leads the team of talented recruiters, who help our portfolio companies hire top R&D specialists.

Their team's portfolio counts 500+ closed positions and 20+ tech startups in different niches including mobile, gaming, media, web products for markets from all over the world. Our database includes 10 000+ professionals from Ukraine, Belarus & other locations.

90% of hired specialists reported average employment duration in their companies of 1.5 year.The team has deep expertise in development of hiring processes from scratch and closing vacancies for Ukraine and other CEE countries. Their ultimate mission is to build strong teams of like-minded people who create their own value for the world.
Investment Manager
Elena Mazhuha
At Genesis Investments Elena is responsible for deal sourcing, fund's daily operations, and PR activities. She helps find investment opportunities in Eastern Europe and Baltic Region, matches portfolio companies with potential investors, and ensures communication between portfolio companies and GI's legal and recruiting teams.

Before GI, Elena worked at TA Ventures, Citibank, and EY.
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Senior Investment Analyst
Alexei Yermolenko
Alexei's career began at 19 years old, when he joined KPMG. Two years later, he joined Deloitte's Financial Advisory Services department as an advisory consultant specializing in valuation and modeling. In this capacity he mainly dealt with energy, agriculture, and IT industries.

At Genesis Investments he is responsible for business analysis, strategic consulting, and portfolio management.
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Managing Counsel
Vasyl Liutyi
Vasyl leads a team of lawyers focusing on negotiating, structuring and effective closing of investment deals. The legal team also guides founders and startups on various legal matters as part of the Genesis Investments' "smart money" framework.

Vasyl has extensive experience in complex cross-border acquisitions, restructurings and venture capital transactions. Before joining Genesis Tech, he worked in a leading Tier-1 law firm where he developed a strong track record in multi-jurisdictional deals in a broad range of business sectors.
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Head of Talent Acquisition
Elena Kryvova
At Genesis Investments, Elena leads the team of talented recruiters, who help our portfolio companies hire top R&D specialists.


Their team's portfolio counts 500+ closed positions and 20+ tech startups in different niches including mobile, gaming, media, web products for markets from all over the world. Our database includes 10 000+ professionals from Ukraine, Belarus & other locations.


90% of hired specialists reported average employment duration in their companies of 1.5 year.The team has deep expertise in development of hiring processes from scratch and closing vacancies for Ukraine and other CEE countries. Their ultimate mission is to build strong teams of like-minded people who create their own value for the world.
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