Director, Private Equity @ KKR
Tomas Kubica (London) joined KKR in 2012 in London, and spent two years in KKR’s Menlo Park office in 2016-18. He is a member of the Technology, Media, & Telecommunications industry team, with a focus on technology. Mr. Kubica has been involved with KKR’s investments in Optiv, OVH, SoftwareOne, Arago, SBB/Telemach Group, Acteon, Avincis, and TDC. Before joining KKR, he was with Goldman Sachs International in London and McKinsey & Co in Prague. Mr. Kubica received his degrees from INSEAD and State University of New York Empire State College, both with valedictorian honors, and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.
Managing Partner @ Neulogy Ventures
Christian Mandl is Managing Partner at Neulogy Ventures, a Bratislava-based early-stage VC fund with a portfolio of 37 technology companies. Christian co-founded SkyEurope in 2001, a Central European low-cost airline based in Slovakia, which he managed until 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He took SkyEurope public on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges in 2005 before exiting his investment in 2007. In 2009, Christian took over the assets of Maporama, a leading French provider of digital mapping solutions for professional users. He restructured the company and sold it in March 2013 to TIBCO Software, a that time a NASDAQ-listed company. Christian is a member of the Venturepreneurs’ Organization, a European network of business angels, and has been selected in 2013 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
General Partner @ Speed Up
Bartek is a general partner of SpeedUp Group. He's involved in early-stage project implementation in the areas associated with martech, marketplace, IoT and hardware. He has a wealth of experience in the marketing & advertising industry – he went through all the career positions all the way up to managing partner of the BLT Group (co-founder and shareholder) and TEQUILA\ Poland. He's been in the startup sector for over 8 years; starting as an investor in several initiatives implemented by other business partners, he's a co-creator of a dozen technology startups.
His knowledge and experience help support portfolio companies in business model development and testing, managing and creating business strategies as well as negotiations. He preps them for acquiring consecutive rounds of funding and supports them in the sale of shares, and cooperation with big business partners. For the last couple of years, Bartek has been intensively supporting the development of the Polish startup community.
Vice President @ Enterprise Investors
Private equity investment professional with key competences in M&A process management, due diligence, valuations & business modeling, business plan evaluation and financial analyses.
Investment Manager @ EIF
Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund, focusing on investments into European tech VC funds. Previously Partner at Giza Polish Ventures VC fund, responsible for initial analysis of investment prospects, Business and Intellectual Capital Due Diligence, overseeing of the investment process and monitoring of portfolio companies. Ewa holds an MSc in Finance degree from EDHEC Business School in Nice, France and a BA in Business and International Finance from Oxford Brookes in UK.
Founding Partner @ Multiple Capital
Ertan is founding partner of Multiple Capital. A new generation of fund of VC funds to democratize access to technology innovation in Europe. Prior to Multiple, Ertan was Investment Director at a Family Office, in charge of building a portfolio of venture capital direct and fund investments. He invested in over 20 early-stage direct investments and 12 VC funds and has built a strong global network of early-stage venture capitalists and founders. Ertan has graduated in International Finance & Law from Frankfurt University and London Metropolitan University and received his MBA from ESCP. He is still associated with the department of finance at Frankfurt University today by being a visiting lecturer on entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Partner @ Mazars
Günter Oszwald has more than 20 years of international experience in the area of tax advising with a specialization in foreign investors in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Günter has successfully led a large number of international company taxation projects including M&A related projects, primarily in the areas of financial services, the automotive industry, telecommunications, energy and construction.
He has been a member of the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountants since 1995.
Partner @ ARX Equity Partners
Michal is a Partner at ARX Equity Partners, an established private equity firm with over 20 years of experience with investing in medium-sized companies in Central Europe. At ARX, Michal is responsible for investment activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to joining ARX, Michal worked in the Central European team of Advent International, and currently also serves as a Board Member of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA).
Head Of Structured Finance & CSOB Match´it @ CSOB Slovakia
Tomáš ako riaditeľ odboru Štruktúrovaného financovania a zodpovedného za M&A transakcie prevzal v roku 2018 kompletnú agendu implementácie projektu Match´it. Platforma spĺňa všetky potrebné atribúty, aby bola zaradená do skupiny inovatívnych projektov, ktoré majú potenciál a ambíciu rozšíriť ponuku korporátneho bankovníctva ČSOB. Tomáš zodpovedá za oblasti štruktúrovaného bankovníctva ako sú projektové financovania, akvizičné financovanie, syndikované transakcie, risk participácie alebo poradenskú činnosť formou dcérskej spoločnosti ČSOB Advisory. Počas svojej viac ako 14 ročnej kariéry pôsobil v rôznych oblastiach bankovníctva a má široké medzinárodné skúsenosti.
Jozef ma skusenosti pracou ako konzultant McKinsey kde sa venoval najma velkym infrastrukturnym projektom a restrukturalizaciam spolocnosti, nasledne ma skusenosti z private equity kde pracoval v teame Advent International. Po navrate na Slovensko si vytvoril vlastne portfolio startupov od gastra (napr. Regal Burger) cez tech startupy (napr. JobAngels, Trifft) az po medzinarodne projekty (napr. Kingsmen coffee India). Okrem toho podporuje viacero neziskovych projektov najma v oblasti vzdelavania a snazi sa venovat rodine.
Partner @ Jet Investment
Marek is responsible for seeking out and managing investment projects. He joined Jet Investment in 2010 and previously was active in seeking out new acquisitions, managing the portfolio companies and their divestments. Marek is a member of the boards of directors at Fiberpreg CZ, and Payment4U and is a managing director at BENET AUTOMOTIVE. Marek is a graduate of Brno University of Technology and of Nottingham Trent University. He previously worked in Bank Austria Creditanstalt and in Deutsche Bank in Prague and London, where he was responsible for trading on financial markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Investor @ Credo Ventures
A highly motivated and ambitious hacker at heart, now leveraging his tech know-how in the VC game. Currently at Credo ventures which is an early stage venture capital firm based in Prague and San Francisco. Before that, Oleksander co-founded an AI startup focusing on natural language processing for enterprise, helping large businesses understand their customers on a more granular level. Now at Credo, Olek is responsible for the in-house tech stack, horizon scanning as well as all the normal VC activities.
Co-Founder & Chairman @ NKB Group
Boris Zeleny is a successful investor who has invested in various Private Equity Investments and worldwide Venture Funds.
He co-founded several companies which are household names: EUFC CZ, M&G, Zoznam.sk, EurActiv.sk to name but a few. Boris has taken part in several Supervisory Boards and Investment Committees, the most famous of which include AVG Technologies, Credo Ventures and Diagnose.me.
Boris Zeleny is Co-Founder and Chairman of NKB Group, a full-service investment bank focused on blockchain technology, with branches in London, Vienna and Bratislava. NKB Group provides the bridge between traditional finance and the blockchain world, operating through several divisions, and offering end-to-end solutions for corporates, institutional investors, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Investment Director @ 3TS Capital Partners
Elbruz is an Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners, one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. He currently focuses on growth stage technology investments mostly in Central and Eastern Europe and leads investments in portfolio companies such as Solvoyo – a supply chain optimization software company, Eyerim – leading online eyewear retailer in CEE and Safesize – providers of omnichannel virtual fitting recommendation platform for footwear retailers. Previously Elbruz worked in various roles in venture backed software tech companies active across the US, Europe and Middle East. He also launched Turkey’s first seed fund at Inovent in 2008 and was one of the founders of Galata Business Angels (GBA) most active angel investor network in Turkey. Elbruz has a degree in Economics from Ege University and an MBA from Pittsburg State University in the US. He was born and raised in Turkey, lived in Germany, US and finally settled in Vienna with his family.
Roy is a private investor and startup consultant, before that he was an investment manager for Intel capital . His latest investments are in the domains of AI and cyber security. Before his role in investments Roy was the founder and Managing Director of Intel corporation startup program and was also involved with the Fintech Hub “The Floor” working with world’s main financial institutes to drive the FinTech revolution. He serves as advisor for many companies from blockchain to consumer products giving from his experience as founder and product R&D lead for Intel. He holds a computer science degree and is the inventor of many patents and algorithms.
Investment Partner @ Rockaway Ventures
Viktor Fischer joined Rockaway Capital from McKinsey & Company, where he worked as a Junior Partner focusing on strategy and corporate finance. Prior to McKinsey & Co, he lived in France for eleven years where he co-founded Innovatrics – a technology startup providing fast biometric identification worldwide, and IT company of the year 2015 in Slovakia. He also taught project management at the Faculty of International Law at a university in Paris. Viktor serves as a mentor in several accelerators such as StartupYard. He and holds master’s degree from HEC Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. Viktor is the managing partner of Rockaway Blockchain - division focused on investing into DLT (distributed ledger technologies). At the 0100 conference, he will talk about the differences between venture capital investments and crypto investments.
Managing Partner @ Nation 1
Jaroslav has been a VC investor, mentor, and advisor to Central and Eastern European (CEE) startups for more than 8 years. Previously a founding employee at Credo Ventures. Served as a speaker, panelist, and judge at numerous startup organizations and events. Passionate about helping entrepreneurs to achieve success. Former NCAA Division I college tennis player.