Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.
Victoria Silchenko is an economist turned entrepreneur who devotes much of her time to helping other entrepreneurs succeed via her advisory business. In 2013 she has been nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal to the Women Making A Difference Awards.
Victoria Silchenko is the founder & CEO of Metropole Capital Group www.metropolecapital.com which she launched in 2004 in Los Angeles, CA to provide strategic and capital formation advisory services to start-ups, venture capital-backed businesses and other emerging companies in a broad range of industries throughout the U.S. and Russia/BRIC.
Victoria is also the founder of the annual Next Generation Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding Forum which she launched with her team in 2012 in Los Angeles. The Forum has become a unique exclusive gathering of world class entrepreneurs, most active angel investors, VCs, accelerators, and leading crowdfunding from the United States and all over the globe (www.metropoleglobal.com). Victoria’s interview about the event can be reviewed here: http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/Global-Crowdfunding-Forum-To-Take-Place-In-Santa-Monica-Friday-Nov-15/38817
Victoria strongly believes in ethical conduct of any business and actively supports solving market needs in the most intelligent, innovative and socially responsible way. She is a well-known voice in the entrepreneurial community and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post on the subjects of entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, angel investing and venture capital: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victoria-silchenko/ and is an op-ed guest columnist for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Victoria currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA.org), the oldest non-profit that supports entrepreneurship in SoCal. She is also the chair of Global LAVA group (http://www.lava.org/group/globalava), a strategic interest group which she initiated in 2011 in order to unite capital providers and entrepreneurs looking for the global expansion.
Dr. Silchenko is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and financing strategies for early stage companies at numerous seminars and international conferences including the Association of Corporate Growth (US), LAVA (US), Horasis: The Global Visions Community (Luxemburg), Digital Hollywood (US), etc.
Victoria formerly held an analytical position at the Milken Institute, a leading Southern California economic “think – tank” managed by Michael Milken. Previously, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher directly with Dr. Arthur Laffer (former economic advisor to President Reagan) at Laffer Investments, an economic research and consulting firm.
Dr. Silchenko holds degrees in Economics and Finance from the State University of Demidov and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. She also completed her coursework in Financial Modeling, Business Valuation, and Business Strategies at the University of California San Diego, and she holds a Certificate in Recognition of Satisfying the Requirements for the Advanced Management and Business Program from San Diego State University.
In her spare time Victoria likes to read philosophy, phycology, she paints, writes poetry and is a classically trained pianist. Her recently published poetry book, “No Limits: Modern Poetry For Modern People,” is available now on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KWTU48