Khrystyna Penyk

INVESTMENT Analyst

Khrystyna Penyk

Khrystyna
Penyk

Khrystyna is an Investment Analyst at Luge Capital where she sources new investment opportunities, participates in due diligence, manages transactional matters, and provides ongoing support to Luge portfolio companies. Prior to Luge, Khrystyna was in-house legal counsel at Genesis, one of the largest tech businesses in Ukraine, and Flyer One Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage companies across Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, Khrystyna was an M&A and private capital lawyer with Baker McKenzie, out of their Kyiv office.

Khrystyna moved to Canada in early 2022 from Western Ukraine. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) and a Master’s degree in International Business Law (LLM) from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).

 

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“A goal without a plan is just a dream.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3 things about Khrystyna

Why am I in the VC industry?

Venture capital is one of the industries continuously challenging the status quo and pushing innovation forward. Since I have always dreamt of contributing to macroeconomic growth, the VC industry seemed like the perfect fit for me.

What excites you about the Fintech industry?

The financial industry is still highly regulated, ​​faces technological adoption challenges and suffers from legacy oligopolies. Although the pace of Fintech progress has been robust, I believe that there is room for much more innovation ahead.

Fun facts about me:

I am a big fan of Iyengar yoga (hatha yoga subtype emphasizing detail, precision and alignment of the body), behavioural psychology and coffee. My personal fitness goal is to master headstand balance while being on a floating paddle board.

 

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