About Me

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Hey! I am Vitaliy.

I love fixing problems and making things better. I’m a perfectionist by nature.

I was born in 1982 on December 31st in Sumgait, Azerbaijan. Shorty after my arrival on earth, our family moved to Baku just 30 miles away. I quit school at the age of 13 to start working and helping out our big growing family; I have five brothers and four sisters.

In 2001, my family moved to Toronto, ON Canada where I tried my hand at entrepreneurship for the first time. Since then I founded seven startups in different verticals ranging from home renovations to social networks.

On December 17th, 2005 I married the love of my life, my beautiful wife, Marina. We are blessed to have three sons, Timothy, Daniel and Max. Not too long ago we moved to Portland, Oregon where we live today and could not be happier living anywhere else.

My current passion is to transform the photography industry that hasn't changed since the digital photography revolution. I am currently woking on a startup called PICR; I am the founder and CEO, check it out!

I run my startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as income, burn rate, salaries, hiring, firing, setbacks and failures that we are going through on my blog StartupLabs.com

If you want to stay in touch with me, the best way is to subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for coming by and checking out my page.

Have a kick ass productive day! :)

-Vitaliy Rizhkov

P.S. I recently wrote a guest article for TheNextWeb titled 'What I learned from sacking 100 employees and losing $1.5 million' based on my experience. The article did insanely well if you haven't read it, it's an excellent primer for the type of content I write on my blog.

P.P.S. If you share this page on Facebook or Twitter I might buy you ice cream ;) Fingers crossed.