Vitaly M. Golomb is Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is an award-winning designer and startup veteran since the age of 13. Having immigrated from the Soviet Union to Silicon Valley as a child; he was fortunate to get an early start in the center of the technology universe first as a startup intern and then as the youngest employee in the history of Kinko’s.
During the Dot Com peak, Vitaly ran the User Interface design team at a fast-growing enterprise startup while studying for his undergrad. He went on to serve as the CEO of a printing company through its subsequent acquisition. He then founded a full service interactive design firm that quickly grew to three offices, won several awards, and landed projects with numerous large brands.
Vitaly founded and serves as the CEO of Keen Systems (www.keenprint.com), a leading ecommerce platform connecting providers and customers in the $640B printing industry. He is also a General Partner at CEED Ventures (www.ceed.vc), a seed stage venture fund focused on emerging European startups.
Vitaly is the Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture (www.startupaddventure.co) conference, the leading annual startup event in Central and Eastern Europe and a consistently voted top mentor with a number of top accelerators including 500 Startups, TechPeaks (Italy), Happy Farm (Ukraine), and Innovation Nest (Poland).
Vitaly travels to 15+ countries annually and is a frequent keynote speaker on startups, design, and angel/venture capital. He has also guest lectured on design and the startup economy at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cal State Hayward and other universities in the US and abroad. He has a B.A. in Computer and Video Imaging from Cogswell College.
He tweets with #nofilter on design and startups @vitalyg