Vadim Polikov, Founder

Business Developer

Columbia, Maryland, US

Vadim is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Vadim is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Education

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Marketing
Managing People
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Vadim

I am a seasoned entrepreneur, having started and ran three companies, two of which had valuations over $50M when sold. I've executed on ideas, built teams, raised VC and PE money, and negotiated company sales with great outcomes for investors and co-founders. I enjoy working with smart, self-aware people.

I'm currently working on a business idea in the EdTech space, focused on using video games to help teach kids. I've built a prototype and am currently running a pilot in several schools to determine the feasibility of the concept. The company is "funded" already thanks to previous success.

Several members of the team are in place but I'm still looking for technical co-founders to help me build out the product (a platform to host third party content, like iTunes, or YouTube). I'm also looking for a marketer to join.

I live in the Columbia, MD area but happy to grab lunch/coffee in DC/NVA.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Managing People
Sales
Marketing
Product Management
Technical
Education

Duke University

BS Engineering

- 2003

Duke University

PhD

- 2009