In discussion with Sasha Astafyeva, Atomico’s new consumer-focused investment partner

In discussion with Sasha Astafyeva, Atomico’s new consumer-focused investment partner

European VC company Atomico announced today that it has employed Sasha Astafyeva as a brand-new financial investment partner. Astafyeva formerly spent 3 years as a principal at Felix Capital. In her new role, she’ll lead”sourcing, due diligence, and management” of consumer tech companies, according to a business statement. Initially from Ukraine, Astafyeva was […]
Atomico revealed this week that it has actually hired Sasha Astafyeva as a new financial investment partner. Astafyeva previously invested three years as a principal at Felix Capital. Initially from Ukraine, Astafyeva was previously head of company intelligence and strategy at Lyst, a London-based online style marketplace. Sasha Astafyeva: Thank you for the congratulations, initially of all!…

Online tutoring market Preply banks $10M to sustain development in North America, Europe

Online tutoring market Preply banks $10M to sustain development in North America, Europe

Online learning looks likely to be a key beneficiary of the social distancing and quarantine steps that are being applied all over the world as nations face the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, this looks set to buoy some relative veterans of the space. To wit: Preply, a 2013-founded tutoring marketplace, is today announcing a $10 […] The start-up said it has seen a record number of day-to-day hours booked on its platform this week. Another core intent for the financing is to grow Preply’s current network of 10,000 “verified” tutors, who it says are teaching 50 languages to students in 190 nations around the world.”Getting to understand Kirill and the team at Preply we were most amazed with their tremendous growth already in the United States market as well as the size of the international market in online language tutoring. To date, Preply says some 2 million classes have been taken with instructors of 160 nationalities, through its market.