I am an investment banker and VC professional –– my history consisting of a long string of successful deals. Nevertheless, our battle for my Global Talent Visa was unbelievably long and hard.
After we’d applied for the first time and received a rejection, and our appeal had been rejected as well, I didn’t really think I had a chance. But Mikhail kept saying it was all going to be okay. We reviewed the entire case but got rejected –– again!
At that moment, I put my hands down, let go and observed what was happening from a distance. But Misha, in some inconceivable way, wrote another appeal and made Tech Nation endorse me for “Talent”, even though I applied for “Promise”!
It was an arduous journey, but now I am a British talent and launching a VC fund in London