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Co-Founder / CEO
Alina was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and moved to Kyiv when she was 17. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she came of age as part of the first generation that called Ukraine a country of their own and witnessed firsthand the Orange Revolution of 2004, having lived steps away from Maidan. As a director of a large firm with offices across the country, Alina has traveled extensively in Ukraine and came to know and love many locations which have now become the theater of war. In 2010, she married her former classmate, Sergei, and the couple made their home in Northern California, where they currently reside with three kids and four pets.
Co-Founder / CFO
Sergei was born and raised in Kharkiv, Ukraine (formerly USSR). When he was 15, his family emigrated to the United States as political refugees, a few weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union. He went to school in a suburb of Chicago and studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Sergei spent half of his professional career as an engineer (working on projects in ballistic missile defense at Raytheon) and found two startups: in technology and medical instrumentation. Since 2010, he has launched a career in banking, working in risk management and client intelligence. Currently, he heads a data science group at First Republic Bank.
Director / Head of US Operations
Olya was born in Kyiv and immigrated to Canada at the age of 15. Olya dedicated her professional career to decarbonizing the electric grid and the economy. Currently she leads Product and Marketing at NextEra Mobility with a focus on transitioning heavy duty transportation away from fossil fuels. Olya holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo and a MBA from UCLA Anderson.