I have started three software companies myself (2 acquisitions + IPO), know the venture capital funding process well, and can help get the company off the ground.
If you're building a software company, especially an enterprise software company, I am probably the most technical VC you will meet.
After speaking with dozens VCs few people stood up and made a lasting impression. Kirill was one of them. You'd be lucky to get him on board. Rare and unfortunately dying breed of investing people. How else you'll find a guy who took company public in the past, had ever-teaching flame out, and yet can still programs in Scala today...
Founder of a company Kirill Sheynkman invested in
Kirill is awesome. He understands what it takes to build a true technology company -- having done it and exited several times himself. He balances serious architecture and code skills with a keen mind for understanding go-to-market and demonstrating traction.