Vlad's investing experience spans 4 firms, most recently as a Senior Investor with Fuel Venture Capital in Miami, FL investing in Seed to Series B technology companies focusing on enterprise software. Previously, he was a Principal at Assure Syndicates, a group of High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices focusing on early-stage private equity deals from Pre-Seed to Series B. While at Assure, he sourced and led the investment in 11 companies as well as acted as an exclusive advisor to 5 private equity transactions using SPVs. At the time of departure, he was managing ~12% of an 8-figure AUM portfolio.
Prior, he was with VU Venture Partners and ff Venture Capital. Vlad is a second-time founder and a published author on the venture ecosystem with his book “When They Win, You Win: A More Human Approach to Supporting Entrepreneurship” being a best-seller at launch. Vlad holds a Master's degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Rochester.