Board and team

Agnese Veckalne

Longenesis
Chairwoman of the Board at Startin.LV

Agnese is the Chief Operating Officer at the medical technology startup Longenesis which aims to accelerate the process of novel drug and treatment discovery by providing a technological bridge between healthcare institutions and the BioTech industry.
She has spent the last 5+ years managing operations in impact-driven startups.

Andris K. Berzins Startin.LV Board Member

Andris K. Berzins

Change Ventures
Board Member at Startin.LV

Andris, a former founder, and C-level executive at two startups that exited for over $100M, leads the Baltic States largest seed fund. He is also co-founder of StartinLV, TechHub Riga and TechChill. 

Arta Abasina Startin.LV Board Member

Arta Abasina

Nordigen
Board Member at Startin.LV
Arta is the Head of Operations at Nordigen – a startup that provides free open banking data and premium insights. She is also the Vice Curator of Global Shapers Riga and runs the financial literacy project FinLit. 
Liene Briede Startin.LV Board Member

Liene Briede

Riga Technical University
Board Member at Startin.LV

Liene Briede is the director of the Science and Innovation Center of Riga Technical University, a researcher, and a member of the Board of the European Innovation Council.
Reinis Tenis Startin.LV Board Member

Reinis Tenis

Jeff App
Board Member at Startin.LV

Reinis is co-founder at Jeff App – loan brokerage solution that utilizes alternative data in order to boost financial inclusion. He has been around finance throughout most of his career – analysing credit risk exposure, optimising operational returns at one of the largest aluminium producers and eventually bringing access to financial services to the underbanked. 

Ramona Miglāne
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Legal Advisor at Startin.LV
Ramona is a 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥. partner with 17 years of experience in law and significant professional achievements in FinTech, Banking & Finance, Venture Capital, Regulatory and Consumers practice. Her professional achievements have been recognized by prominent legal directories Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and IFLR1000.
Olga Barreto Goncalves

Startin.LV
Strategic Projects & Partnerships 

Olga is a Co-founder and Finance Director of a Philippine-based NGO FundLife International, a tireless startup crusader fighting for a better startup ecosystem in Latvia, and a former Chief Startup Instigator at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), where she lead StartupLatvia team for more than 3 years. Talk to Olga about startup visa & law, non-equity financing, or whatever worries you today.
Viktorija Martinsone

Startin.LV
Membership Support & Success

Successfully executed over 500 localization projects for Europe’s largest pharmaceutical companies and has over 10-year experience in customer-relationship management. Viktorija is always looking for opportunities to increase added value, improve overall efficiency and give back to community.
Diāna Lāce-Davidova
Startin.LV
Advisor at Startin.LV
Diana is the dealflow manager at Superangel VC, founder of Global Shapers Riga. She also teaches entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Contact Diana about early-stage startup fundraising advice.

Alina Silina

Startin.LV
Marketing & Communication Expert

 Alina is a marketing & communication specialist who helps growing companies to build and share their stories in a way it resonates with a target audience.

Since 2019 her career has been linked to the Latvian startup scene. From developing and promoting the state-owned initiatives at LIAA to leading a marketing department at a deep tech startup, she knows the startup community from multiple angles. Connect with Alina to share your story and learn how Starin.LV can assist with your business growth.

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Eduards Ritums

Startin.LV
Project Manager

Experienced in science communication, Eduards is looking to apply his enthusiasm for technology to the innovation ecosystem in Latvia, and has been working in the Latvian startup scene since 2020 – acting as the EIT Health Latvia Hub Project Coordinator for almost two years.
Most of his science communication background and startup ecosystem experience is related to healthcare – as Eduards hopes to see innovation foster healthier lives for people in Latvia and the world.

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