When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the San Francisco-based entrepreneur Andrey Liscovich made a fateful decision to return to his hometown of Zaporizhzhia to help with a war effort.
Liscovich is one of many founders helping Ukrainians persevere against Russian aggression, though he stands out in his decision to leave safety in the U.S. to help on the ground in his native country. While his family has fled Ukraine for Germany, the 37-year-old is now running a volunteer supply-chain team in southeastern Ukraine to procure drones, cargo trucks, and other essentials for volunteers defending their homeland. "It's an entrepreneurial problem," he says. "It's very similar to running a startup."