s 16vc


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
    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
  • Aleks Shamis
    Managing Partner
    Managing Partner, 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

  • Andrey Khusid
    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

  • 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
    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

  • Egor Rudi
    Founder of 30Birds
    Built one of the leading services marketplaces in the world with $60m raised and $500m+ GM.

    Key expertise: people management, executive coaching, marketplaces, community building, design & product management, fundraising

More than 80 founders and executives joined us as LPs

  • - 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
Registered Office: Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19801, U.S.A.
Mailing Address: 27718 Via Ventana Way, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, U.S.A.
Investor relations email: ir@s16vc.com
Fund management email: mgmt@s16vc.com