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Oksana Malysheva        

CEO & Managing Partner at Sputnik ATX

Dr. Oksana Malysheva is an investor, entrepreneur, and business executive based in Austin, TX. She is the Managing Partner and CEO of Sputnik ATX, a VC fund with an accelerator program that funds and trains early-stage startup companies to sell and grow fast.

As the CEO of Sputnik ATX, she is on a mission to uncover and shape our world, living "ten years in the future" while also navigating the opportunities for positive change today.

Malysheva has built a reputation as a savvy investor and entrepreneurial leader, evidenced by the firm's 70%+ IRR And unbiased investment process that seeks out nerds with bold ideas and a drive to build something great. The majority of the portfolio companies are women- or minority-led.

Her passion for entrepreneurship and innovation stems from her time at McKinsey advising Fortune 50 firms, and being on the marketing team that brought Motorola to its peak with the RAZR cell phone.

With a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Malysheva brings a unique perspective to the world of venture capital; her training in physics and mathematics cultivated her values of originality, non-conformity, and intellectual curiosity.

Her journey to the United States from Ukraine reflects her determination and ability to overcome obstacles, which has been instrumental in helping her navigate the constantly changing landscape of the startup world.

Speech Topics

How Women can Break into Venture Capital

Utilizing an I-STEM background in other industries

The Secret Behind Launching a Successful Startup

The importance of finding the right business partner

Investing in AI

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