Vitaly M. Golomb




Vitaly M. Golomb is a Silicon Valley-based technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience on all sides of the table as a venture-backed CEO, venture capitalist, and investment banker. Vitaly has founded several companies and, throughout his career, was involved in dozens of financings, joint ventures, and M&A transactions across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Education & Certifications

  • B.A., Computer and Video Imaging, University of Silicon Valley
  • Venture Capital, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • Behavioral Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Active Series 7, 79, 63, and 24 FINRA securities licenses
  • Fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian

Accelerated Startup

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist and Serial Entrepreneur teaches how to succeed in taking your startup from idea to product to company.

Accelerated Startup takes entrepreneurs through the startup minefield from fostering revolutionary ideas to building the right team and launching the product to raising angel and venture capital to finding the first 10,000 customers and ultimately taking the company to a successful exit. It is filled with practical lessons learned from years of hands-on experience, until now, available only in top startup accelerator programs.

Inside this comprehensive step-by-step guide:

  • Develop your startup idea
  • Find co-founders and build a team
  • Pitch your startup like a pro
  • Get into the top accelerator programs
  • Get press to write about your startup
  • Find angel and venture capital investors
  • Get your first 10,000 customers
  • and much more…

Available in: Hard cover, Soft cover, eBook, and Audio Book

Accelerated Startup by Vitaly M. Golomb

Advisory and Consulting

From the startup stage to IPO, I add value to every engagement with a unique perspective based on years of company-building/operating, investment banking/deal-making, and technology investment experience.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corp Strategy
  • Deal Structuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Financing (Venture Capital, Private Equity, Debt)
  • Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)
  • Capital Markets (IPO, SPAC)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Carve-Outs
  • Valuations


  • Electric and Autonomous Mobility
  • Energy Transition and Climate Tech
  • Enterprise Software and SaaS
  • Future of Work and Generative A.I.

Past Engagements Include:

  • CloudFlare (Strategy)
  • Damon Motorcycles (Private Placement)
  • Fisker (Private Placement)
  • HP, Inc (Corporate Venture)
  • HyperCharge Networks (Capital Markets)
  • HyperloopTT (Private Placement)
  • Inventy (Series A)
  • Kenmore / DieHard (Capital Markets)
  • NewsBasis (Strategy, Product – acquired by PR Newswire)
  • Polaris – GEM and Taylor Dunn (Carve-Out)
  • PrimeTSR sale to ConvergeOne (Sell-Side M&A)
  • QEV Tech (SPAC merger)
  • Rimac Automobili (Exclusive Advisor – Series B and JV)
  • RoadBotics sale to Michelin (Sell-Side M&A)
  • SpeedDate (Strategy, Product – acquired by IAC)
  • Topicmarks (Strategy – acquired by Tagged)
  • Zite (Strategy – acquired by CNN)


Vitaly M. Golomb is one of the most dynamic and in-demand speakers and trainers in the world of startups, venture capital, and corporate innovation. He has been on stage as large as 20,000 at over 100 events in over 30 countries.

Mr. Golomb’s highly relevant, hands-on experience both as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, gives him unique, nuanced insights few possess. His ability to break down complex concepts and inspire, educate, and delight audiences across industries and cultures, is second to none.

A serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley trenches since his teenage years, Mr. Golomb is currently the Cofounder & CEO of an AI-driven productivity company, Sofie Labs. He previously led the Mobility and Climate Tech practice at the award-winning investment bank Drake Star. He was also a Founding Partner at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup, where he was recognized as a Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star.

He is the author of Accelerated Startup, universally praised by legendary VCs and entrepreneurs alike and used as a textbook by accelerator programs and business schools worldwide. He has contributed to TechCrunch and is a consistently top-ranked mentor by accelerator programs and business schools in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Golomb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels globally to speak at conferences, private events, and universities on entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital.


  • A.I. and The Next Industrial Revolution
  • Corporate Investment and Innovation
  • Global Clusters of Innovation and The Next Silicon Valley
  • Entrepreneurial Storytelling (pitch training)
  • Design Thinking Workshops
  • Custom Topics and Commissioned Research
  • Conference MC

Get In Touch to discuss booking Vitaly to speak at your event.

Past Appearances Include: 

  • 500 Startups (US, Mexico)
  • Betakit (Canada)
  • Beyond IOT (Ireland)
  • Digital|K (Bulgaria)
  • Dscoop (Israel)
  • Global Startup Week (Korea)
  • How to Web (Romania)
  • Impact CEE (Poland)
  • Kairos Global Summit (US)
  • LOC World (US)
  • Mobile World Congress (Spain)
  • Rise Up Summit (Egypt)
  • Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Silicon Valley Open Doors
  • Slush (Finland, Singapore)
  • South Summit (Spain)
  • Startup AddVenture (Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Turkey)
  • Startup Awards (Slovakia)
  • Startup Island (Croatia)
  • Startup Turkey
  • TechCrunch Disrupt (US)
  • TechSauce (Thailand)
  • TEDxSan Francisco (US)
  • The Next Web (Netherlands)
  • Ukraine House Davos (Switzerland)
  • Ukrainian Economic Forum
  • Wayra (Spain, UK)
  • Web Summit (Portugal)
  • Wolves Summit (Poland)

Guest Lectures:

  • Stanford University
  • Institute of Design at Stanford
  • University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • University of Cambridge Judge Business School
  • IE Business School
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Cal State Hayward
  • Northwest Polytechnic University
  • Kyiv Mohyla Business School
  • University of Zagreb
  • United Nations Development Programme

Get In Touch

Inquire for speaking and advisory directly

Also available through the London Speaker Bureau