SYD Ventures, founded by Andrey Shirben in 2012 is not your ordinary fund – in fact it’s not a fund at all – it’s a company that invests in early-stage startups. Andrey has been building companies, projects and ventures since he was 19 and hasn’t stopped since (some call it serial entrepreneurship, he simply calls it “a way of life”). Andrey has been investing in early stage startup companies over the past 7 years, helping other entrepreneurs build great companies. Combining our technical background with online marketing, monetization and business experience, we screen hundreds of startup companies every year, looking for those that stand out and pass our stringent due-diligence and meet our strict criteria. We invest in people, rather than ideas. We invest in startups we can personally get involved in and help build and scale. We invest relatively small amounts, mainly at very early seed and pre-seed stages, and being long-time entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the needs and interests of the startup venture and the entrepreneurs leading it.