One Way Ventures
Semyon is a refugee from the Soviet Union and formerly the Managing Director of Techstars in Boston. Prior to Techstars, Semyon was a prolific angel investor in Boston and a friend to the startup community. Semyon made over 100 angel investments, including early investments in Quanergy, SMTP.com, and Wanderu, and his philosophy has been to focus on helping his founders at all costs.
Prior to becoming a full-time angel, Semyon has co-founded several companies including Vert and Fast Engines, which was sold to Adero in 2000. Xconomy lists Semyon as a top Angel Investor in New England, and he is also known for leading one of the MIT blackjack teams in the 90s. Semyon earned his B.S. from Columbia University and M.S. from MIT, both in Computer Science.