Andrey Shirben

Non-Executive Director

Andrey is a prolific entrepreneur, investor and founder of SYD Ventures, a venture company that invests in early-stage start-ups and co-founder of Follow[the]Seed, a global VC fund for companies seeking post-seed investment.

Andrey has a strong technical background in online marketing and monetisation of early-stage business ideas. Andrey also has extensive business experience. Andrey co-developed RavingFans®, a unique data-driven algorithm for investment, which helps identify “habit forming” products and companies at a very early stage.

Andrey began his venture and investment career when he was 19, and he has gone on to establish numerous companies and invested in over 50 start-ups where he often acts as a mentor and consults to many of his investees. He was the first investor in Jayride (ASX:JAY), has served as a non-executive director since 2012 and was appointed as Jayride’s chairman in April 2018.