Vitaly Laptenok founded Flyer One Ventures (F1V) in November 2018 as an international VC firm that focuses on startups from the CIS region. Vital is responsible for analyzing potential deals and making the final decision on how a F1V's capital will be allocated.
Prior to founding F1V, Vital established more than 15 years of professional and entrepreneurial experience and holds a degree in Economics from Belarusian State University.
In 2015, he led the Genesis Media, one of the largest media companies in the world. Vital also launched and operated various online businesses, including the most popular news and entertainment websites and apps in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and other emerging markets as well as a US-focused entertainment publication.
He is also responsible for launching a series of successful and profitable web projects. In 2017, Vital co-founded the startup BetterMe, the fastest growing health and fitness app in the world.Together with partners, Vital opened a 2-floor Berlin'89 bar in the center of Kyiv, which became a local hangout for soulful talks and good wine.
Among other hobbies, Vital enjoys wilderness travel with his family, extreme water sports and other outdoor activities.