Leo Polovets is a seasoned investor and co-founder of Susa Ventures, a venture capital firm that has invested in numerous startups across several sectors. Leo's expertise lies in vetting and hiring technical talent and investing in b2b companies, particularly in enterprise software, developer tools, and logistics and supply chain. He has led Susa's investments in many companies, including Outlier, Pex, Scalyr, and Stedi.
Before Susa, Leo spent 10+ years as a software engineer, where he gained hands-on experience in engineering and building products. He was the second engineering hire at LinkedIn and contributed to the development of LinkedIn Jobs and LinkedIn Groups. He then worked on payment fraud detection algorithms at Google and was also an early engineer at Factual, where he built data cleaning, processing, and deduping software.
Leo graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology in Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in Computer Science. He is actively involved in advising startups, including Tradesy and Ozlo Inc. With a positive and friendly tone, Leo's experience, expertise, and knowledge make him an astute investor and valuable resource to any firm or startup.