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ElevandiDec 12, 2022 5:00:00 AM< 1 min read

How Winning In Video Games Prepared Me To Succeed As An Entrepreneur.


Ilya Melkumov

In his talk, Ilya talks about the pressure of playing e-sports in front of 20000 people when he was just 18 years old. But his lessons on team building, resilience, and something he calls META are truly worth on-boarding.

Ilya was a professional esports player and captain who successfully sold his team to NaVi, one of the biggest gaming organisations in the world.

After playing for more than 12 years Ilya decided to switch his career path and move to FOM Capital, a VC firm investing in groundbreaking technology companies. Using the knowledge from FOM Capital and his degree from the London School of Economics Ilya started Inovat, a digital Tax Free refund service that helped travellers save millions on tax refunds when shopping abroad.



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