Founded 2+ startups
I am experienced venture entrepreneur, startupper, mentor, advisor and high-tech business developer. Currently I'm helping two start-ups and helping others to develop their businesses. This is A to Z daily startup operations and business management including relationship building with business angels and investors, new application search and market research, client relationship management, business modeling, business strategy development as well as business analysis and startup team leading.
I currently have my own startup idea related with music which is my passion and first education, and I'm looking for the following core team members (co-founders):
- Music industry professional, industry expert (probably record studio people, or producer or band manager, or musician agent). To be entitled as COO or even CEO.
- Online marketing guru, mobile marketing expert, marketing strategist with global business and startup experience (a co-founder, entitled as CMO)
- Website, mobile app developer/programmer (a co-founder, entitled as CTO).
- Music industry guru, industry expert (can be a musician, and a former studio representative, can also be a famous artist). To be entitled as Advisor, Member of non-profit board, Guru, you name it.
I am also open for new opportunities to join other companies as a management team member to develop their businesses.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started - Mark Twain
September 2016 - Today
Pro-bono consulting, international business development activities (sales and marketing to customers, partners and investors) for new POS checkout technology called HybridCheckout for retail, grocery stores and supermarkets. Member of the core team.
January 2016 - August 2016
Daily management of Latvian company with 200+ employees and 7 million EUR annual turnover. Supervision of 4 manufacturing sites, marketing and trade activities in Latvia and Estonia. Strategy development, planning and implementation.
December 2011 - January 2016
Daily management and business development of first high-tech startup in aerospace industry (ground and on-board electronics) in history of my country. Daily operations. Project team leading. Manufacturing process monitoring and support. Business and product development. Worldwide sales & marketing. Client relationship management and development. Working with distributors, customers and partners in China, Japan, Russia, USA and Europe. Strategy development, planning and execution.
December 2013 - Today
Founded high-tech startup in nanotechnology field (process inspection tools). While working as CEO for 2+ years, main tasks included daily company management and business development including business modelling, strategy, intellectual property protection, investment search, budget & planning. Management of metrology equipment development from prototype to proof-of-concept and to industrial product. Working with co-authors of technology from Russia and potential partners and clients from U.S., Germany, Sweden and UK.
Advisor, Consultant, High-tech start-up business development Project Manager
July 2011 - January 2016
A local/international accelerator, incubator and nursery for hardware based high-tech startups. Member of the core team. Daily tasks included high-tech project development and management. Project team leading. Advisory services and business consulting to new entrepreneurs. Fundraising- project preparation for investment readiness, attracting seed investors. Partner search in Latvia and abroad. Technology commercialization and business development. Business strategy development, planning and reporting to the founder.
Member of the Board, Founder
July 2008 - September 2011
Startup to develop new carport concept. Tasks included daily company management and business development (Sales, Marketing, Client relations, Finances). Company sold to a friend in 2011.
University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management
Masters degree in Business Administration
2004 - 2006
Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration
Bachelor's degree in E-commerce
2000 - 2004
E. Darzins Special Music School/ Riga Dom Choir School
1988 - 2000
TOP team leading
Vain & Partners