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Role at F1V

Laptenok founded Flyer One Ventures in November 2018 as an international venture capital firm that focuses on startups from Europe and North America.

He is responsible for analyzing potential deals and making the final decisions on how F1V deploys its capital.

He sits on up to 10 boards, including AllRight, Mate Academy, PlantIn,, and Vochi (exit).

Prior Experience 

Laptenok has more than 15 years of professional and entrepreneurial experience.

Before becoming a VC, Laptenok founded the venture builder Genesis, which develops global tech businesses born in CEE. The company generates approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.

He launched and operated various types of online businesses, including the most popular news and entertainment websites and apps in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and other emerging markets. In 2017, he co-founded BetterMe, the fastest-growing health and fitness app in the world.


Together with his partners, he opened the two-story Berlin'89 bar in central Kyiv, which became a local hangout for soulful conversations and good wine.

Among his other hobbies, Laptenok enjoys wilderness travel with his family, extreme water sports, and other outdoor activities.

Vital Laptenok

General Partner

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