Founder of the Open Innovation Studio, working on startups-corporate collaboration. 10+ years in startups, business verticals: marketplaces, travel retail, sharing economy, web3. Strong in business development, operations, hiring, community building, open innovation.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katerina-furtak-16801914/
My roles have varied from co-founder and CEO to Head of operations and strategic initiatives. Now I am getting involved in the Open innovation area with the goal to help established companies connect with cutting-edge products and startups, launch pilot projects, do integrations, partnerships and acquisitions.
Some words about my previous professional experience.
I joined www.unstoppabledomains.com at its earliest days, have been an 11th employee, and have seen the startup grow to 150+ employees and become a 1-billion dollar company. I have been responsible for various business areas, including hiring, partner integrations, and operations, and now I am managing strategic initiatives like developing Unstoppable Women of Web3 (unstoppablewow3.com) and Partnerships with Accelerators. Unstoppable Women of Web3 is the initiative to educate women on web3, drive diversity in the space, showcase more females and help them grow and connect.
Before Unstoppable Domains, I have been a CEO and co-founder of two e-commerce startups in travel retail (Mydutyfree.net) and sharing economy (Dressboom), leading teams of up to 20 people. Bringing IT companies from ideas to traction, revenue, and expansion. During this time, we have done integrations with largest travel retail operators, airports, airlines, delivery companies, partnered with fashion brands.