Nikita Ponomarev
Investment Specialist, Orbit Startups

Before SOSV, Nick started his work with startups in 2016 when he was a program analyst at № 1 University Business Accelerator in Russia, being a high school student. Continuing in university, Nick led teams in national business and startup competitions in China and took the winning places with AI and Agrotech projects. Nick had an internship experience in strategic consulting and advised one of the leading biotech companies in China on its expansion and a market entry strategy to Russia. And lately, Nick interned in SOSV’s Chinaccelerator, researching and assisting startups in WEB3.0, digital assets, blockchain, and media industries.

In his free time, Nick is a Co-Host of a weekly podcast designed for Russian – speaking audiences targeting to give an on-the-ground understanding of China’s startup ecosystem, venture capital, business, and economy.

Nick holds a BA in Business Administration from Shanghai University. Before university, Nick studied in one of Moscow’s top and advanced learning schools specializing in physics and engineering.