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Stas Khirman

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CTO, Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services Inc. and Managing Partner, TEC Ventures.

CTO, Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services Inc. and Managing Partner, TEC Ventures.

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8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Back End Engineering
  • Other Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Operations
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Other Engineering

Involved In

Founder

TEC - The Entrepreneurs Club
ChooChee (Acquired by Deutsche Telekom)
SkyRider
Narus (Acquired by Boeing)

Positions

Managing Partner TEC Ventures 2012 - present
CoChair/Executive Director SVOD - Silicon Valley Open Doors investment conference January 2004 - present
Director AmBAR - American Business Association of Russian-speaking Professionals January 2004 - present
Founder & Moderator TEC - The Entrepreneurs Club July 2003 - present
CEO Khirman & Son, LLC May 2004 - present
CTO Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services Inc. March 2013 - October 2014
CTO & CoFounder ChooChee (Acquired by Deutsche Telekom) September 2010 - March 2013
CTO and co-Founder SkyRider October 2004 - March 2008
CTO and co-Founder Narus (Acquired by Boeing) November 1997 - May 2004
Networking Group Leader VDOnet December 1995 - November 1997
Senior Network Engineer RDC Communication/Marconi March 1994 - December 1995
Software Engineer Elta ( Israel Aircraft Industry) January 1992 - March 1994
Software Engineer/Reseacher Robotext 1991 - 1992
Research Scientist Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics September 1988 - March 1991

Education

Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Mathematics 1983 - 1988
Ukrainian physical-mathematical lyceum of T.Shevchenko University 1980 - 1983

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Cloud Computing • VOIP • technology development • Sip

Key Accomplishments

co-found three Silicon Valley startups - two are acquired by Boeing and Deutsche Telekom

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Engineering and technological expertise

8
Vouches Received

6
Vouches Given

Think Stas is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Aneil Mallavarapu
Product / Strategy / Engineering with a focus on marketplaces; Looking for a co-founder with a great business problem.
Olga Mack (Kotlyarevskaya)
Assistant General Counsel, Zoosk, Inc.. Previously In-House Counsel, Global Client Deals and Product, Visa.
Felix Litvinsky
Advisor at Keller Center, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University and Founder, The IoT Partners.
Visionary, leader
Joel Floyd
Dude, Software.
Mikhail Ryzhkin
Managing Partner, smpl.vc. Previously Partner, ADJ Consulting.
Fred Stein
VLAB Outreach Chair, VLAB - MIT Enterprise Forum, Bay Area and Advisor, Fanout. University of Oregon grad.
Stas is a phenomenal networker. He has a gift to find early stage companies and leaders that will succeed and exceed. And Stas is just plain ... a delightful person. You feel great at his meetings and talking to him. Smart .. of course
Bethanie Maples Krogstad
Growth/Marketing, SkyGiraffe and Advisor, Mappr by VibrantData.
Renata Budko
VP of Products (Consulting), Winkk, Inc.(stealth).
Stas is a super connector and a great technologist

Michael Pilip
They're my friends
Proven startup experience

Leonard Grayver
They're my advisor: other  •  Partner, Greenberg Whitcombe Takeuchi Gibson & Grayver LLP. Previously Corporate Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
a.) He is a great lawyer - really, one of the best! And , as an entrepreneur, you better have one behind you b.) He has very deep understand ... ing of technology ( big secret - he has CS education ;-) c.) He is entrepreneur himself - started a few high-tech startups

Leonard Grayver
Partner, Greenberg Whitcombe Takeuchi Gibson & Grayver LLP. Previously Corporate Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
The best lawyer with deep understanding ( and connection) in venture investments and international companies.

Dmitry Kohmanyuk
They're my friends  •  Partner, Intuix LLC / kolo.net and Founder, Hostmaster Ltd..
Dmitry is a great technologist and self-starting entrepreneur.

Rami Anati
Senior Software Engineer, Pearls of Wisdom. Previously Development Project Leader, superDimension.
Know Rami by working together for many years - a great engineer & leader.

Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D.
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder & CEO, Capsoole, Inc and Dr. Hirshfeld, Dr. Hirshfeld. Stanford grad.