Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Stas is an investor, a serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of three Silicon Valley startups.
Stas is a Managing Partner of TEC Ventures, an early-stage technology venture fund, based in the Silicon Valley, and a founder of TEC Club , a network of thousands of high-tech professionals, investors and angels from all over the world, with the headquarters in the Silicon Valley.
Stas is a Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of SVOD Conference , a premier conference for entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world. Also, Stas is a Board Member of AmBAR (American Business Association of Russian-speaking professionals) – the largest business association of Russian-speaking professionals in the world.
Following the acquisition of his latest startup ChooChee by Deutsche Telekom, Stas served as CTO of Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services.
Prior to co-founding ChooChee, Stas was a Co-Founder of Skyrider, a revolutionary company developing technologies to organize & monetize peer-to-peer networks.
Stas co-founded Narus, a global leader in software and technology for the telecom industry and government agencies, where he helped design the world’s most scalable network transaction analysis system. Narus was acquired by The Boeing Company.
Stas also served as the networking group leader at VDOnet, a pioneer in internet video. VDOnet was acquired by Citrix. Over the years, Stas has consulted and coached over 1,000 businesses on strategy, business development, and venture financing.
Stas holds a Summa Cum Laude Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kiev.
Director of Marketing
Ron Khirman brings over 21 years of exceptional life experience.
Ron started his profession life as a marketing agent for major multinational companies such as Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) and Abbott Lab (NYSE:ABT). In this position, Ron was personally responsible for dramatic sales increase of Huggies and Similac product lines and their dominance in the US market.
Moving up the food chain, Ron took on promoting Gerber products. Under Ron’s supervision and control, Gerber became a world wide leader and had been acquired by Nestle (SWX:NESN ) for cool $5.5 Billion . Ron’s personal contribution is highly regarded by Gerber – he still receiving promotions even after leaving this company for new ventures.
After managing Mattel (NYSE:MAT) successful turnover, Ron Khirman took a prominent R&D position with Denmark’s Lego Group .
But this was before he went to college at the University of Arizona. He now has 4 startup internships under his belt. Some companies include Eloops, an employee engagement company, and SpaceIQ, a real estate management company. After all of his crazy opportunities, he finds himself doing his favorite thing, freelance.