Ihar Mahaniok, Founder and Managing Partner, is an immigrant engineering leader turned investor.
Ihar grew up in Belarus, where he studied Computer Science. He has over 20 years of experience building code, ML models and engineering teams for startups and conglomerates, including Google & Meta.
As an angel investor, Ihar invested in 150+ startups. Companies he has backed at seed include unicorns such as Instacart, PandaDoc, People.ai, Airbyte, and Jeeves. Ihar moved to the US in 2013.
Ihar founded Geek Ventures in 2021, to advance his mission to support visionary immigrant entrepreneurs.
Ihar enjoys geeking out about Game of Thrones, Manchester United, science fiction, photography, and hiking.