Mon, 21 February 2022
On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Glib Buriak, Managing Partner at HIFE VC.
Glib is a university professor, counselor to the Committee of Economic Development, contributor to Forbes Ukraine, business consultant, and former and future startupper. Glib was born into a family of university professors in Kyiv and lived in that city his whole life. He graduated from Kyiv National University where he majored in International Economic Relations. After graduation in 2005, Glib spent a month full of happiness as an intern in Irvine, California. However, choosing between IB in California and returning to Ukraine, he chose the latter.
Glib pursued a career in public office, became a counselor to the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine at the age of 25, but gave up the work and dived into academic work and wrote his Ph.D. thesis on "International Corruption".
Since the age of 28, he has combined academic work, business and PR consulting, started a couple of businesses in the areas of data analytics and social research, taught over 2,000 students from around the globe while teaching in 3 different universities, and published 3 diverse books — an academic monograph, a book for children, and a history of Ukrainian IT.
Glib advises startups and investors, shares what he thinks will be the biggest change we will see in the world of startup investing in Ukraine, and discusses his investment thesis.
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