Roman Peskin

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Roman Peskin

Roman Peskin's philosophy revolves around teamwork as the key to success in business. He believes that the reason why most startup entrepreneurs fail is not bringing together the right people to do what is needed to be done.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

  • Roman Peskin's definition of success in business is all about teamwork. He strongly believes that success is not about an individual's hard work, dedication, commitment, and ambition, but it is about picking the right people and imbuing them with a sense of purpose. He said, "If we have ambitions to 'become successful,' but can’t sing like Adele or swim like Michael Phelps, we better be able to find and attract outstanding people and let them make our success. Ideally, while helping them make theirs."
  • He believes that not bringing together the right people to do what needed to be done is the reason for failure for most startup entrepreneurs. Especially with co-founders, it’s not just about their skills and personal qualities, but rather how well they fit together and compensate for each other’s weaknesses defines the success in business.
  • Roman Peskin stated, "the most important thing we can learn from our bosses is how NOT to do things. They are wonderful reverse role models."
  • At a conference in Ukraine, Roman Peskin shared his thoughts surrounding outsourcing and stated it to be equal to a product. He believes that if tasks are not generalized into small projects or solutions, that business is conducted inefficiently.
  • At the same conference, he said, "It is desirable that at least some of the developers be on the client's side, for a better understanding of his business."
  • Peskin sees being likable and trustworthy as the two most important sales tips.

REPORTS AND ARTICLES FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH PESKIN

  • The article "We don’t become successful. Other people make us" is written by Roman Peskin, throwing light on his thoughts about success in business.
  • "30 conclusions from the Outsource People 2017 Kyiv conference" are statements from speakers at Ukraine's largest IT conference, Outsource People. Roman Peskin was one of the speakers at the 2017 Outsource People in Kyiv.

BACKGROUND AND VENTURES

PERFORMANCE AND EXIT DATA: DEALANGEL

  • DealAngel has raised a total of $868,000 over three seed funding in 2011 and 2012, and it was acquired by OneTwoTrip on Aug 6, 2013.
  • The exact price paid for DealAngel wasn’t disclosed; however, a source close to the deal told VentureBeat that investors made close to a 3X return.
  • While OneTwoTrip mostly focuses on helping people book flights, it said it wants DealAngel’s team and tech to help bolster its hotel product.

PERFORMANCE AND EXIT DATA: INNTELLIGENZ

  • INNtelligenz was included in the DealAngel acquisition by OneTwoTrip in 2013.
  • The platform was updated and re-released in 2014 under the name X-ray by OneTwoTrip.
  • The free service offered by OneTwoTrip allows hotels to compare rates in given locations for competitive analysis and strategy.

CURRENT VENTURE: GLOBAL HERO

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To garner insights surrounding the business philosophy of Roman Peskin, we looked into reports and articles featuring Roman Peskin in various news and media sources and his Twitter profile. We leveraged the article authored by Roman Peskin surrounding his views on success in business and his quotes during Ukraine's largest IT conference, Outsource People, where he was one of the speakers. These were the only publicly available sources published in the past 24 months that reflected his thoughts and philosophy about the subject. We then looked into his LinkedIn profile for his work and education background. Crunchbase and older articles and press releases (since the acquisitions took place in those years) were then used to identify the performance and exit data on his previous ventures, DealAngel and Inntelligenz.
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Quotes
  • "Conversely, start-up entrepreneurs often fail, not just because they couldn’t find a market for what they invented but because they couldn’t bring together the right people to do what needed to be done."
Quotes
  • "Outsourcing == product! Because the tasks are still repeated. Who does not generalize them into small projects / solutions - inefficiently conducts business. Poor product skills are a major problem in Ukrainian IT."
  • "It is desirable that at least some of the developers be on the client's side, for a better understanding of his business."
  • "2 main sales tips: a) be likeable; b) earn trust"