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Viktoriya V. Tigipko (nee Lopatetskaya) (born on Augat 17, 1973 in Kiev) is a business-lady, public figure and wife of Sergey L. Tigipko.

Biography

Viktoriya Tigipko was born on August 17, 1973 in a family of a military musician and a music teacher Viktor Lopatetskyi and a speech therapist Lidiya Lopatetskaya.

Education

In 1990 Viktoriya graduated with honors from a Kyiv School №191. In 1996 she graduated from a faculty of "International Economic Relations and Law" from Kyiv Institute of National Economy also with honors diploma. After, she continued her studies in Austria, in Vienna University and Vienna Economic University, where she studied financial management and international insurance. Viktoriya also completed an Executive Education program in a Californain University of Berkley.

Besides native Ukrainian and Russian, she also masters English, German, French and Italian.

Career

First income Viktoriya Tigipko earned while still at school, in the 9th grade. She was an interpreter for an international exhibition. Her professional career started when she was a freshman at University. Viktoriya was the youngest broker at Ukrainian universal trade stock. In the same time she was working as an English interpreter in a banking school at the International Management Institute.

Viktoriya Tigipko founded her first company in 1996. Eventually, her company became the biggest Ukrainian dealer of a German "Karcher". Viktoriya was dealing with engineering, construction and special industrial equipment delivery. For the time being, her main realm of activities include investment and Internet projects.

Today Viktoriya is a Managing Director of TA Venture, organizer of the "IDCEE. Intetnet Technologies and innovations" confernce for Internet entreprenuers in CEE. More than 200 people are working under her management.

Hobby, which has always been cinema, has grown into a large-scale social and cultural event: she is a President and organizer of Oddessa Intarnational Film Festival.

In 2010 she was rated among "25 most successful business ladies in Ukraine"[1], and in 2011 she was rated 10th among "100 most influential women of Ukraine"[2]. In 2012 sha was named one of the "TOP-100 most influential Ukrainians" [3]. Besides, the same year she became one of the TOP-5 most influencial persons in Ukrainian Internet [4].

TA Venture specializes in investment into innovative Internet companies at seed and early stage in Ukraine, Russia and other CIS countries, as well as Europe and USA. The fund has $50 mln under management. Up to date, the fund has invested into more than 20 companies. Among them are Bravoavia (search and booking engine for avia tickets), Linguee (translation and search service), Pixonic (social network games and apps), Fantasy Shopper (social shopping platform), Tailored (personal bridal shopping platform), Mile High Organics (online service for delivering organic groceries), WeHostels (a first in the world social hostel stock), URBANARA (online brand specializing in trade with high-quality home textile and accessories from all over the globe at their historical cost) and AdoreMe (online lingerie club selling it at lower price). TA Venture also invested in SumUp, a platform that allows to receive card payments based on Android and iOS devices, and an innovative platform TranscribeMe, which converts audio information into a text format.

Besides that, the fund runs its own projects - companies basing in Ukraine and focusing on the Russian speaking segment of Internet. One of the biggest companies of the fund is TOPMALL (consumer goods selling platform, an Amazon analog).


Interests

Among Viktoriya's hobbies are cinema (arthouse, art-mainstream), jazz, modern art, yoga, skiing. Viktoriya Tigipko is a modern art collector, she tries to catch up on all significant world art fora. When a child, she used to be passionate for music: she graduated with honors from the Kiev child school of arts №6 named after G.L.Zhykovskyi from the guitarre class.

Personal life

Viktoriya is married to a politician Sergey Tigipko, Deputy Head of the Party of Regions. They have three children: Timofey 2002, Anastasiya 2005 and Leontiy 2008.

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