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VALUES-DRIVEN FOUNDERS FOR FOUNDERS FUND

Our strategy of building a Founders for Founders Fund: ① attract world-class global entrepreneurs and operators as LPs ② invest at late seed / Round A in stellar entrepreneurs and teams with global product and vision ③ connect Founders with fund LPs through our Advisory platform and help them grow.
Quick decisions, 1-2 Zoom calls. Fast and 100% clear feedback to Founders.
Pre-Seed to Round-A stages with an average check of $600k.
Companies with a focus on global markets, especially the US and Europe.
Existing traction confirming strong product-market fit.
We follow, don't lead. But we can help to bring the lead and advice on who to choose.
Access for Founders to our unique S16 Advisory Platform.
We've invested and already helping:
Founding Partners
Oleg Bibergan
Managing Partner
Dubai
Odessa-born Brooklyn-raised Harvard-educated US expat living in Dubai. 13 years at Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, most recently as Executive Director. Executed GS investments in HH (Nasdaq: HHR), Kaspi (LSE: KSPI), and other tech leaders. Angel & board observer in Miro and Dostavista.

Key expertise: negotiations, fundraising, investment analysis, equity story
Andrey Khusid
Amsterdam
Founder and CEO at Miro — leading whiteboard platform with 30m+ users and 99% Fortune 100 customers. Raised over $475М from top global VCs including Accel, Iconiq and others. Built a team of 1400 awesome Mironeers across the globe.

Key expertise: B2B SaaS, team building, product design and GTM strategy

Aleks Shamis
Amsterdam
3-times entrepreneur, built marketplaces across 3 industries and 13 countries. Co-founder & Deputy CEO at Borzodelivery.com – leading on-demand crowdsourced delivery service for B2B, operating in ten countries.

Key expertise: marketplaces, product development, fundraising, product strategy, people

Mike Peregudov
New York
Founder and ex-CEO of Food Party, later Yandex.Chef — Russian largest meal kit delivery service acquired by Yandex ($YNDX) in 2020.

Key expertise: D2C e-commerce, FoodTech, marketing & brand building.

Anatoly Marin
Palo Alto
Failed twice before founding a super-effective fintech company Payment Systems with 20m installs / 5m MAU and profit per employee > Amazon, Tencent, and PayPal. Runs our legendary community's camp on Burning Man.

Key expertise: human connection, interpersonal dynamics, FinTech, mobile marketing

Leo Batalov
Dubai
Partner, Global Co-Head of Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital at DLA Piper, top international law firm.
Also, swam across the Bosporus Strait.

Key expertise: legal expertise in corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters for companies in the technology and emerging growth sectors.

More than 80 founders and executives joined us as LPs

Testimonials
- s16vc's network of top investors has helped us close the seed round and add valuable, relevant angels
- Entrepreneurs run the fund; the pieces of advice we are getting are actionable and come from first-hand experience
- Startups are hard, and challenges are inevitable. It's good to have partners who have been through similar situations and support you when things go down
Michael Stysin
CEO, co-founder at Qonversion
There are a lot of different VCs nowadays, and I understand how it is hard to choose the right one. A year ago, I met guys from s16vc, and after the first call, I've decided that I wanted to get them on the board. And I haven't been mistaken - s16vc is not about the money. They are about support, experience, and a fantastic network. Founded by founders like me, who have passed all the company growth stages, they know what you need: advice, if you are struggling; connect with the right person, when you are ready to scale; and (my favorite part) a hug, when you are devastated.
Nikita Fedorov
CEO, founder at Qase
What makes s16vc unique is that they provide access to a community of successful entrepreneurs willing to share their experiences and networks. Super smart money.
Victor Lysenko
CEO, founder at Osome
Your contribution to our trajectory was invaluable, s16vc Oleg Bibergan Andrey Khusid and the team
Petr Antropov
CRO, co-founder at Lokalise
s16vc is arguably the best early stage investor we have ever met - and we are really happy to have s16vc on board. Created with funders-for-founders concept, s16vc partners value your time, think business not excel, and always try their best to bring more value and help with specific questions. Prompt replies, direct and honest feedback, partner approach - this is what we always see from s16vc. Last but not least - s16vc community is a fantastic power tool to leverage group expertise and experience.
Dmitry Bergelson
Head of Strategy, co-founder at GetFaster
s16vc has an amazing community of founders. Imagine being connected to a network of super experienced, very open and highly resourceful founders who are going (or already gone) through similar problems as you. Being part of such network can be a game-changer.
Davit Baghdasaryan
CEO, co-founder at Krisp
Thanks to s16vc and Andrey for insights on the Miro Enterprise adoption / pricing
Victor Riparbelli
CEO, co-founder at Synthesia.io