As part of GVA Capital, Nikolai is focused on investor and entrepreneur relations to identify lead and co-investment opportunities. He is currently responsible for all aspects of deal sourcing, quantitative and strategic assessment, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiations. Prior to GVA Capital, Nikolai worked at a Chinese venture firm and has a deep understanding of the Asian IT market. Nikolai began his entrepreneurial career as a founder of a crowdfunded internet service provider, and was one of the first entrepreneurs to offer internet access to people of Belarus and to promote the use of social networks. He holds a BS and MS in Medical Electronics and has a list of publications related to bioengineering, additive manufacturing, and image processing.