Vitaly M. Golomb is a technology venture specialist with a wide variety of experience on all sides of the table, Vitaly is co-founder and Managing Partner of GS Capital where he established a world class Transportation & Mobility practice in addition to his substantial experience in the Software & Internet, Industry 4.0, and Advanced Materials sectors. Vitaly served as an advisor to Rimac Automobili, where he successfully secured its first major financing round and joint venture that established it as world’s top brand in high performance electric vehicles.
Previously, he was 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 – awarded to top 1% practitioners in corporate venture. He led HP’s investment in The VR Fund and served on its Advisory Committee. Prior to switching to venture and investment banking, Vitaly founded three technology and services companies in graphic arts and ecommerce.
Vitaly grew up in Cupertino, California and started his technology career as a teenager. For the last decade, he has been consistently voted as one of the top mentors to a dozen global startup accelerators and business schools. He has contributed to TechCrunch and Boss Magazine, and authored the best-selling Accelerated Startup. He is an in-demand keynote speaker and trainer on early stage startups, venture capital, and corporate innovation. As the Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture conference he organized large scale events across seven countries and appeared onstage as a speaker and lecturer in over 30 more. He also advises Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance and has served as a Supervisory Board Member of the Ukraine Venture Capital and Private Equity Association since 2016.
Vitaly is fluent in English and Russian, holds a BA in Computer and Video Imaging from Cogswell College, studied Venture Capital at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, is a FINRA broker dealer agent and general securities principal, and a CFA candidate.