ONE WAY
VENTURES

FOR IMMIGRANTS BY IMMIGRANTS

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We believe

  • All people are entitled to equal opportunity regardless of where they were born.
  • Immigration is a formative, empowering, and entrepreneurial experience.
  • The resilience and grit of immigrant founders drives their extraordinary results.

WHO

We are immigrants investing in tech founders whose characters were deeply shaped by an immigration experience.

WHAT

Our investment interest is broad and covers all sectors of the digital world.

WHERE

We are based in Boston and look for tech startups from all over the world with the ambition to build a global company in the US.

HOW

We participate and/or lead Seed and Series A investments.

The 20+20 team at One Way Ventures combines two immigrants with 20 years of extensive angel investment and 20 years of operations and leadership in companies in various sectors. While at Techstars Boston, Semyon and Eveline have sourced, invested, and nurtured over 50 prominent local and international startups.

SEMYON DUKACH

Semyon is a refugee from the Soviet Union and formerly the Managing Director of Techstars in Boston. Prior to Techstars, Semyon was a prolific angel investor in Boston and a friend to the startup community. Semyon made over 100 angel investments, including early investments in Quanergy, SMTP.com and Wanderu, and his philosophy has been to focus on helping his founders at all costs.

Prior to becoming a full time angel, Semyon has co-founded several companies including Vert and Fast Engines, which was sold to Adero in 2000. Xconomy lists Semyon as a top Angel Investor in New England, and he is also known for leading one of the MIT blackjack teams in the 90s.

EVELINE BUCHATSKIY

Eveline is an immigrant from Brazil and formerly Director for the Techstars Boston program for the past 3 years. She launched and was the Managing Partner for Eastlabs, a prominent accelerator in Ukraine that jumpstarted the tech entrepreneurship ecosystem regionally. As CEO for media company Ekonomika, Eveline spearheaded its transformation into a digital hub. She was also CEO for cleantech company APCT.

Prior to her startup and digital journey, Eveline worked 10 years as process and control systems engineer in several multimillion dollar projects for the industrial gas industry. She immigrated from Brazil to US, Luxembourg, Ukraine, and back to the US.

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