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Websitesemyon.com
BirthplaceMoscow, Russia
Birthdate1968

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Columbia University, BS 1990
Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MS 1993
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Semyon Dukach

Semyon is a full time angel investor and mentor to passionate startups.

https://angel.co/semyon-dukach semyon.com

Worked on virtual reality at IBM research in the late ’80s. Developed an early internet payment protocol in ‘91 at MIT.

Led one of the MIT blackjack teams to beat the casinos in the early ‘90.

Started some companies. Sold Fast Engines in ‘00.

Acquired controlling stake in SMTP in ‘02, took it public in ‘11 as (otcbb:SMTP), began paying dividends in ‘12.

Created the Troublemaker Award in ‘12.

Specialties: Helping young teams realize their dreams.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
ViralGains 3/2014Seed$1.2M15
Wanderu 8/2013Seed$2.45M6
dondeEsta™ 8/2013Convertible Note$50k1
ServiceRoute 7/2013Seed$45k1
ChupaMobile 6/2013Angel$400k1
Dashbell 6/2013Seed$713k14
Bolt.io 2/2013Venture Round$3.9M8
Rallyware 12/2012Seed$45k1
Sproutel 11/2012Seed$228k6
CoachUp 11/2012Seed$2.7M17
Enertiv 10/2012Angel$550k1
Cangrade 3/2012Seed$50k1
Trefis 11/2008Angel$530k3

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Sources

  1. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  2. To Match The Growing Number Of Ground Travelers, Startup Wanderu Launches A Kayak For Bus and Train Schedules (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  5. Chupamobile Raises $400K In Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  7. Bolt Emerges with $3.5M Fund to Support Hardware Startups in Boston (xconomy.com) [edit]
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  9. BetaSpring Source [edit]
  10. blogs.wsj.com [edit]
  11. semyon.com [edit]
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  13. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
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