Arkadii Vershebeniuk has more than 20 years of experience in investing, starting new businesses, and consulting. He joined JKR Investment Group as a venture partner responsible for launching and developing an early investment fund. Arkadii was also responsible for launching BeeVentures, an investment company with a portfolio of successful startups such as Rocket and RetargetApp.
Earlier, Arkadii successfully launched Uber in Ukraine, his team led the Kyiv office to the leading positions in Central and Eastern Europe.
Arkadii has structured and implemented Alfa-Bank’s non-core asset portfolio of more than $200M, represented EMF Capital Partners in Ukraine, and held management positions in investment and consulting at Colliers International for over 10 years.
Arkadii is a member of the competition board at the Ukrainian Foundation of Startups and is a lecturer at the Kyiv School of Economics.
He has an MBA degree from INSEAD Business School (France).
Personal mobility: who is the biggest competitor to Uber?
Freight: Cargofy, Sennder, UberFreight.
Food delivery: Rocket, GrubHub, GoJack.
Groceries: Gorillaz, Getir, Instacart.
Mass transit: Uber.
Micromobility: Bird, Dott.
Suez incident: a $60 billion oops.
E-commerce growth: growing demand for efficiency, transparency, and convenience.
38% Q1 growth, will hit $4.2 trillion in 2021.
Last-mile delivery: a 53% cost component to tackle!
Smart initial US market entry strategy – differentiating by narrow targeting and creating an ecosystem.
Expansion and growth through customer ownership – targeting the right segments.
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