Thomas GSEA Foundation Director

Current Work: Founder & CEO, Paylode Inc.


An Idea You Live By: “”Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact — and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.” — Steve Jobs


St. Petersburg, Russia

Why You Believe in GSEA

Mikhail is a technology investor & entrepreneur, and a previous winner of the GSEA Global competition. Mikhail is committed to supporting young entrepreneurs on their journey, and helps provide a bridge to the technology ecosystem, Silicon Valley, and venture capital for GSEA participants.

Currently Residing In

Miami, Florida

About Mikhail

Mikhail is a serial tech entrepreneur and has built several venture-backed companies in the space of Machine Learning and B2B SaaS. He is the best-selling author of “AI is My Friend: A Practical Guide for Contact Centers”, and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine on the “Forbes 30 Under 30” List. Mikhail is an active angel investor, serves on several Company Boards, and has personally raised over $30MM in venture capital. Additionally, Mikhail is involved with several philanthropic initiatives focused on youth entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and education.

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