Oleksandr Petrenko

September 12, 2023

Before ZibraAI, he worked on numerous successful projects. Back in 2014, he was running operations for the administrative department of the international software development company Ciklum.

In 2017, Oleksandr started working at Coworking Platforma, a Ukrainian project providing shared office space, where he was responsible for the business development and growth of the tech community around the project. As part of his job, he organized partnerships with Grammarly, Preply, Axon Draft, and IoT Hub, so they launched their companies in Coworking Platforma locations.

He also partnered with various institutions like General Assembly, Y-Combinator, Singularity University, and influencers like Steve Wozniak to organize offline events for the tech community and built a separate revenue stream around educational events.

After Coworking Platforma, Oleksandr worked for several years at the leading platform for referral marketing, Talkable. He was responsible for creating an offshore sales team and managing a full sales cycle from lead generation to closing enterprise deals.

In 2020, Oleksandr co-founded ZibraAI and became its CEO. He works on fundraising and product sales, develops Zibra AI’s strategy and vision, communicates with potential partners, and deals with various legal and operational issues.

In 2023, Alex has secured several rounds of investment for Zibra AI, totalling USD $2.5m. Recently, Zibra AI successfully completed the inaugural a16z Games Speedrun, receiving $500,000 in the face of competition from an initial 1,600 global startups. Zibra, which is part of the Roosh tech ecosystem, was the only Eastern European company in the final 32, the majority of which were from the San Francisco Bay area.

Areas of expertise:
raising capital
products’ launch
enterprise sales and business development
lead generation and pre-sale processes

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