Viktor Prokopenya is a serial technology entrepreneur and the founder of London-based global investment firm VP Capital.
The firm’s portfolio includes Currency.com and Capital.com, two of a series of innovative technology and software businesses that Viktor founded prior to launching VP Capital. These two cutting-edge fintech platforms are specialised in online trading and focused on the democratisation of finance. The platforms are fully regulated and secure, following in the path of similar online financial technology companies such as Robinhood.
Capital.com is one of Europe’s fastest growing investment trading platforms, with trading volumes higher than USD 88bn and with close to 2 million clients registered to trade on the group’s platform.
Other innovative technology and software businesses founded by Viktor Prokopenya include exp(capital), a privately-owned market making company that applies maths and technology skills to take advantage of the opportunities created by the global electronic markets.
Viktor launched Viaden Media in 2001. the business was initially focused on software development, but in its later expansion it began to develop mobile apps targeted at a range of demographics. Some of Viaden Media’s successful products include All-in Fitness, Smart Alarm Clock and Yoga.com, which were ranked very highly across 40 countries. The business was eventually split into Sport.com and Skywind Group, and was then sold to Playtech PLC.
Viktor Prokopenya is passionate about cutting-edge and innovative technologies. He founded VP Capital in 2012 to work with founders to develop and build powerful technologies and great products. The firm backs forward-looking technology companies operating in a range of areas, from fintech and blockchain, to artificial intelligence and machine learning. It is focused on funding and scaling innovative technologies with high growth potential.
VP Capital’s portfolio also includes several technology businesses such as Facemetrics, a computer vision firm focused on developing computer vision applications that enhance mobile experiences for the purposes of education, lifestyle, and entertainment, and Banuba, an AI-computer vision lab. The company also holds passive investments in real estate and several other high-tech firms.
As well as being a qualified lawyer, Viktor Prokopenya holds a master’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University, a doctoral degree in business administration from the Swiss Business School, a master’s degree in Internet Marketing, and a bachelor’s and a master’s qualifications in computer science.
Alongside his professional accomplishments, Viktor has also been involved in several meaningful legislative initiatives focused on the use of autonomous cars, cryptocurrencies, and other emerging technologies and their implementation in the modern world.