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I'm Dmytro Shestakov, a tech and business strategist, entrepreneur, expert at NATO’s deep tech accelerator DIANA, London Business School alum, book author

AI, Deep tech Startups, Fintech And Defence 

Starting my career in finance and investments and backing my skills with quant analytics (PhD), I’ve pivoted to tech innovation in AI, autonomy, and cybersecurity, from founding and scaling deep tech startups to leading and executing innovations at the global defence enterprise.

I celebrate a 12-year journey using AI for creating and growing products in startup, scaleup and enterprise environments from applying generative LLMs for behaviour marketing and process automation to using computer vision, ML, and NLP for algorithmic crypto trading.

I consult in strategy and execution at the intersection of technology, business, and innovation, leveraging my deep expertise in finance, digital tech, cybersecurity and defence.

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AI, Deep tech Startups, Fintech And Defense

Starting my career in finance and investments and backing my skills with quant analytics (PhD), I’ve pivoted to tech innovation in AI, autonomy, and cybersecurity, from founding and scaling deep tech startups to leading and executing innovations at the global defence enterprise.

I celebrate a 12-year journey using AI for creating and growing products in startup, scaleup and enterprise environments from applying generative LLMs for behaviour marketing and process automation to using computer vision, ML, and NLP for algorithmic crypto trading.

I consult in strategy and execution at the intersection of technology, business, and innovation, leveraging my deep expertise in finance, digital tech, cybersecurity and defence.

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For Tech Entrepreneurs, Venture Investors, And Business Leaders

My book is crafted for global leaders who want to capture the value and risks of innovation and tech startups with high potential and uncertainties. It provides a framework for quickly, scientifically, and intelligibly evaluating startups, validated and enriched by legendary Tony Tether, former Director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The methodology presented here is geared towards the uncertainty of innovative ventures and enables you to navigate it more confidently. It introduces an agile non-cash-flow methodology for startup valuation, offering practitioners a holistic risk and innovativeness assessment tool, and shifting the traditional capital-at-risk approach towards an opportunity-at-risk mindset.

Read more about the book >>

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what they say about me

“Dmytro would be extremely valuable for any organization trying to enter a new technology business area, or to expand they already have underway.”

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anthony j. tether

Former Director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. National Intelligence

“He’s a great partner and business acumen with fantastic expertise in startup strategy, commercialization, and business intelligence.”

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Sven fund

Serial Startup Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with five exits, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched (Wiley)

“Dmytro’s expertise in startups and innovation is one of the best in his field. He is a top performer and always inspires the team to give their best.”

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igor Goldenberg

Founder and CEO of Podium Teams, creator of R&D4Equity at US Forbes top-100 IT companies, ex-CTO of Ciklum unicorn

“Reliable strategic partner, brilliant in startups and business intelligence, empathetic and customer-oriented leader of innovation.”

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Ronald Huisman

Serial Startup Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Founder and CEO of Floyd Davis Finance

“Dmytro has extraordinary analytical and strategic thinking. He is a purposeful and reliable business partner and a true friend.”

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Andrew Matiukhin

Co-Founder and CTO of HACKEN

“A keen strategic thinker, innovator, and entrepreneur. His expertise in startups and commercialization is tremendously impressive.”

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Toby Pannell

Serial Startup Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Learning Glass Europe

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