Olga Belyanina joined Touchdown in 2017 as part of the Philadelphia team. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors and a BA in healthcare. While at Penn, Olga was introduced into Philadelphia’s thriving startup ecosystem through joining an early stage social media startup and interning with Dreamit Ventures for their Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 accelerator class. Prior to venture capital, Olga spent some quality time with bacterial pathogens at Texas A&M’s immunology department.
Olga joined Touchdown in July of 2017 and focuses on investments in industrial technology and media & entertainment. Her first role in venture capital was with Dreamit Ventures, evaluating health tech and ed tech startups in the accelerator’s pipeline.
In addition to her interest in venture capital, Olga is an avid art and travel enthusiast, especially when food is involved. She enjoys hiking, painting, learning obscure science facts, tennis, and boxing.
She also volunteers as an assistant teacher at Veterans Upward Bound, an organization helping prepare veterans to enter college.
Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, Undue Risk by Jonathan Moreno, The Dinner by Herman Koch