Ihar Mahaniok, an immigrant engineering leader with over 20 years of experience building code and machine learning models for startups and conglomerates, founded Geek Ventures in 2021 after seeing the difficulties immigrant entrepreneurs faced when trying to raise capital and make connections within the U.S. venture-capital ecosystem. Prior to Geek Ventures, Mahaniok invested in notable unicorns as an angel investor including Instacart, PandaDoc, People.ai, Airbyte, and Jeeves at pre-seed and seed stage, and hundreds of other successful companies.
Vadim Rogovskiy joined Geek Ventures in 2021 as a Partner. He is an entrepreneur, splitting his time between Series A startup 3DLOOK and Geek Ventures. He brings more than a decade of experience as a serial venture-backed founder to investment decisions and portfolio support.
Geek Ventures founders bring significant operational, entrepreneurial, and leadership experience, enabling them to discover the most talented founder teams.
In 2022, Maks Strukov and Sviata Luhovets joined as Analysts, adding significant analytical & financial expertise, empowering Geek Ventures to go broader and deeper.
Today, Geek Ventures is committed to investing in bold, innovative, and brilliant immigrant entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe that the challenges immigrants face when coming to a completely new environment nurture resilience and determination. We aspire to become guiding lights for such founders in order to accelerate their integration into the new tech ecosystem.
“We only believe in win-win investments, where we can join amazing founders on their journey and help accelerate it”