Prague 2019
16 Oct 2019

Meet Central European Private Equity & Venture Capital Key Players!

One day event dedicated to the Private Equity & Venture Capital Industry, mainly focused on investors – LP & GP.

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Experience fruitful panel discussions, meet new business partners and enjoy exciting keynotes. Only selected participants will also have the opportunity to join an exclusive VIP Dinner the night before the Conference to personally and informally network with the speakers even prior to the Conference. 
To learn how you can become part of the VIP Dinner, you can contact Mauro at mauro@0100conferences.com

35+speakers
150+attendees
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Conference agenda

Learn the latest trends & insights in the CEE Private Equity industry through discussion panels and keynotes. 

Only selected LPs and GPs will have the access to the exclusive private workshop organized by Stanton Chase to join an interactive session about the talent attraction's challenges within the ecosystem. For best results, work with the best!

Stream 1
Stream 2
Workshop
8:30 - 9:15
Registration
9:15 - 9:30
Welcome Note
Jana Zurkova
CEE Chief Transformation Officer @ Microsoft
9:30 - 10:20
Opening Panel
How does the future of VC in the CEE region look like?
Guillaume Fournier
Investor @ Credo Ventures
Hristo Stoykov
Head of Division (Venture Debt) @ EIB
Rumen Iliev
Partner @ LAUNCHub Ventures
Henri Tilloy
Associate @ Partech Partners
Moderator
Dusan Sevc
Partner @ Deloitte
10:20 - 10:45
Keynote
Max Lyadvinsky
CEO @ Bloomio
10:45 - 11:20
Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:10
CEOs & VCs: Lessons learned
Boris Hardi
Founder @ Capmatcher
Vaclav Pavlecka
Managing Partner @ Air Ventures
Andre Dravecky
Founder & CEO @ Shipvio
Josef Sachta
CEO & Co-Founder @ Sharry Europe
Moderator
Aman Ghei
Principal @ Finch Capital
12:10 - 13:10
Lunch break
13:10 - 13:50
Gaming Investments
Csaba Kakosy
Managing Partner @ Day One Capital
Thibaud Morin
Managing Partner @ Level-Up
Milos Endrle
CEO @ Geewa
Moderator
Jaroslav Trojan
Managing Partner @ Nation 1
13:50 - 14:15
Coffee Break
14:15 - 15:00
Co-Investments
Martin Hudecek
Asset Manager @ RSJ Investment
Jessica Otte
Director @ StepStone Group
Patrick Wigan
Managing Director @ Wigan Acquisitions
Moderator
Sami Moughrabie
Managing Partner @ Atmos Ventures
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:30
Match’it - Connecting Companies with Investors
Tomas Koraus
Head Of Structured Finance & CSOB Match´it @ CSOB Slovakia
15:30 - 16:30
Closing Panel: Secondary Buyouts
Tomasz Czechowicz
Managing Partner @MCI Capital
Przemyslaw Raczka
Investment Director @ Resource Partners
Tomáš Čása
Investment Manager @ CEE Equity Partners
Fabian Wasmus
Partner @ Vitruvian Partners
Moderator
Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investments
16:30 - 18:00
Cocktail Reception & Networking
8:30 - 9:15
Registration
9:15 - 9:30
Welcome Note
Jana Zurkova
CEE Chief Transformation Officer @ Microsoft
9:30 - 10:20
Opening Panel
How does the future of VC in the CEE region look like?
Guillaume Fournier
Investor @ Credo Ventures
Hristo Stoykov
Head of Division (Venture Debt) @ EIB
Rumen Iliev
Partner @ LAUNCHub Ventures
Henri Tilloy
Associate @ Partech Partners
Moderator
Dusan Sevc
Partner @ Deloitte
10:20 - 10:45
Keynote
Max Lyadvinsky
CEO @ Bloomio
10:45 - 11:20
Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:10
Are investors interested in the CEE region?
Martin Hudecek
Asset Manager @ RSJ Investment
Ewa Abel
Investment Manager @ EIF
Petr Suchy
Partner @ Deloitte
Brian Wardrop
Managing Partner @ ARX Equity Partners
Moderator
Jan Tauber
Managing Partner @ Genesis Capital
12:10 - 13:10
Lunch break
13:10 - 13:50
Accelerated Growth
Vasile Tofan
Partner @ Horizon Capital
Bill Watson
Managing Partner @ Value4Capital
Przemyslaw Glebocki
Co-Managing Partner @ Mezzanine Management
Moderator:
Elbruz Yilmaz
Investment Director @ 3TS Capital Partners
13:50 - 14:15
Coffee Break
14:15 - 15:00
Exits
Radan Hanzl
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Vjaceslav Lypko
Investment Director @ Enterprise Investors
Marek Malik
Partner @ Jet Investment
Viktor Fischer
Investment Partner @ Rockaway Ventures
Moderator
Ondrej Fryc
Managing Partner @ Reflex Capital
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:30
Match’it - Connecting Companies with Investors
Tomas Koraus
Head Of Structured Finance & CSOB Match´it @ CSOB Slovakia
15:30 - 16:30
Closing Panel: Secondary Buyouts
Tomasz Czechowicz
Managing Partner @MCI Capital
Przemyslaw Raczka
Investment Director @ Resource Partners
Tomáš Čása
Investment Manager @ CEE Equity Partners
Fabian Wasmus
Partner @ Vitruvian Partners
Moderator
Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investments
16:30 - 18:00
Cocktail Reception & Networking
10:25-11:15
Private workshop organized by Stanton Chase
Moderator
Cathy Logue
Global Practice Leader - CFO & Private Equity, Managing Director @ Stanton Chase
Moderator
Marek Huml
Managing Partner, Czech Republic Regional, Practice Leader EMEA - CFO & Financial Executives @ Stanton Chase

35 Speakers

All speakers
General Partner
Others
Moderator
Limited Partner
Keynote
Martin Hudecek
Asset Manager @ RSJ Investment
As an asset manager at RSJ Investment, Martin leads investments in Technology, Organic Agro and Insurance. Before joining RSJ, Martin was a CEO and co-owner of the IT company Orbit. He is educated and experienced in business coaching and passionate about teaching mentoring his students at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. RSJ Tech FoF invests in early-stage VC funds, usually first-time fund managers, the most of the capital in the CE region. He is currently working on the second Tech FoF focused on Western Europe and the US.
Hristo Stoykov
Head of Growth Capital and Innovation Finance Division @ EIB
Hristo is the Head of Growth Capital and Innovation Finance Division within the European Investment Bank (EIB). Over the last five years, he leads the development and deployment across Europe of EIB’s direct venture debt product. At present, Hristo oversees all venture debt operations of the EIB as well as various equity co-investment products deployed in partnership with private funds and strategic investors. Hristo’s team invests between EUR 500m and EUR 1.0bn per annum in innovative, venture-backed business across Europe. Prior to joining the EIB, he worked in leveraged finance and capital market positions in Europe and North America.
Cathy Logue
Global Practice Leader - CFO & Private Equity, Managing Director @ Stanton Chase
Cathy has over 30 years of executive search and financial leadership experience and is the founding Managing Director of the Toronto office of Stanton Chase. The primary focus of Cathy’s practice is leadership roles within the Consumer Products, Cannabis and Industrial sectors, working with clients across North America and Europe. The scope of Cathy’s practice includes both global publicly-traded companies and entrepreneurial, mid-market and private equity portfolio companies, and she is a trusted partner to many long-standing clients. Cathy’s track record of success includes Board and senior management roles such as CFO, CEO, COO, and key strategic hires in Finance, Sales & Marketing, General Management and Operations. Cathy is Global Leader of the Stanton Chase CFO & Financial Executives Practice and also plays a leadership role in the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. She sits on the Board of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) as well as the Steering Committee of the 30% Club Canada. Prior to her career in executive search, Cathy held financial management roles within the retail, real estate and healthcare sectors in Toronto. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst & Young in Ottawa and completed an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Bishop’s University. She is fluently bilingual in English & French.
Fabian Wasmus
Partner @ Vitruvian Partners
Fabian joined Vitruvian in 2017, is heading the DACH office in Munich and is focused on Technology and Healthcare investments in the DACH and CEE region overall. Prior to Vitruvian Fabian has been a Partner with EQT, committed to the mid-market segment in the DACH and Nordics region. Prior to joining EQT, Fabian worked at MCap Finance investing in German mid-cap companies as well as for KPMG in the corporate finance team. In the course of his career, he has also co-founded an internet start-up. Fabian has over 17 years’ experience in mid-market private equity as well as growth investments across Europe. He has a MSc in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and a MBA from CEMS.
Sami Moughrabie
Managing Partner @ ATMOS Ventures
Mr. Moughrabie is the Managing Partner of ATMOS Ventures specialising in Quantum and high performance computing and R&D driven deep-tech. ATMOS is a leader in the disruptive digitization of all major industry sectors. Previously he was the Managing Partner of Technologies Capital where he made direct and indirect global investments in leading funds and growth companies having facilitated over EUR 5 Billion in global investment transactions. Mr. Moughrabie is a global pioneer in the industrial applications of AI and Quantum Computing, advising governments and global Fortune 500 companies on the implementation of Deep Technology solutions. Mr. Moughrabie also serves as a Deep Tech consultant to the film industry in the US and the UK. Previously, Mr. Moughrabie was with Bank of America’s Hedge Fund Group. He specialized in multi asset products within the Capital Markets and Alternative Sectors as well as Structured Derivatives, Capital Introductions, Risk Management, and formulating strategic alliances in the alternative investments space. Mr. Moughrabie earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Patrick Wigan
Managing Director @ Wigan Acquisitions
Over 15 years backed by family office and private equity partners for direct real estate & NPL co-investments across Europe. Experience includes being co-founder & head of property for Pionr, regional partner for Pepper Group (NPL platform investments), director of Revetas Capital (distressed/turnaround strategy), acquisitions manager for Portico (CEE platform for US pension fund) and investor relations for TriGranit Development. Specialties: Opportunistic and value-add real estate co-investment sourcing, separate account and JV structures, bid underwriting, loan work-outs, debt finance and post-acquisition asset management.
Jessica Otte
Director @ StepStone
Jessica Otte is a Director within the Investor Relations Team for StepStone, responsible for the firm’s client relationships across Germany and Luxembourg. Prior to joining StepStone she spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs, based both in London and latterly in Frankfurt. She holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh and was called to the Bar in 2008.
Marek Malik
Partner @ Jet Investment
Marek is a Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Investment Committee, and a Director responsible for seeking out and managing investment projects in Jet Investment. As chairman of the board of directors and Group CEO, he also participates in executive management of Kordárna Plus Group. In relation to other portfolio investments, Marek is a member of the boards of directors at LESS & TIMBER, Fiberpreg CZ, and Payment4U and is managing director at BENET AUTOMOTIVE. He was previously responsible for acquisition and project management of MSV Metal Studénka, acquisition and project management and exit of Texiplast, and project management of STROJÍRNY POLDI. Marek has been working in Jet Investment since 2010. He previously worked in Bank Austria Creditanstalt and in Deutsche Bank in Prague and London, where he was responsible for trading on the financial markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Marek is a graduate of Brno University of Technology and Nottingham Trent University.
Dusan Sevc
Partner @ Deloitte
Dusan is a Partner responsible for M&A and delivery of financial due diligence services. He joined Deloitte in 2005 in Denver, Colorado. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked at the Deloitte national transaction services office in New York. In June 2013, Dusan transferred to our office in Prague. He has coordinated projects in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, energy, airlines and real estate on both sell- and buy-side and for clients ranging from small strategic buyers to large private equity funds. In the many of Dusan’s deal experience, his work has addressed not only accounting diligence and SPA advisory, but also management of other services including tax, human capital and IT. Dusan is a licensed certified public accountant in the USA and a graduate of the University of Colorado in Denver.
Vjačeslav Lypko
Investment Director @ Enterprise Investors
Vjačeslav is a country director for the Czech Republic at Enterprise Investors. Prior to joining Enterprise Investors, Vjačeslav was a manager at EY Czech Republic, where he was responsible for corporate finance, transaction advisory and financial restructuring projects across Central and Eastern Europe. He also spent one year at EY in London in a department specialising in transaction advisory for financial institutions.
Csaba Kakosy
Managing Partner @ Day One Capital
Csaba is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Day One Capital. As the COO, Csaba oversees the daily operations of Day One and therefore has played an integral role in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of all Day One investments to date. His current portfolio includes Optoforce (now merged to OnRobot), Oradian, Commsignia, Nowtechnologies, Kinestica and AImotive. As the former Minister of Economy in Hungary, a senior regulatory expert in the National Bank of Hungary and in the Permanent Delegation of Hungary to the OECD, Csaba brings over 15 years of regulatory and financial experience, a strategic mindset and a wide international network. Csaba holds a Diploma in Law from the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.
Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investments
Emília is a Founding Partner of ESPIRA Investments, a private equity firm targeting growth capital investments in Czech and Slovak based SMEs. ESPIRA's objective is to support local entrepreneurs to realise their potential. An additional element of ESPIRA's investment philosophy is a focus on companies managed by balanced teams of men and women. Prior to co-founding ESPIRA, Emília was a Head of Czech Republic and Slovakia with PineBridge Investments CEE, which is a Central European focused private equity firm managing over EUR 500 million. Earlier in her career, Emília was a member of the investment team of Benson Oak Capital and Penta Investments. Emília has been involved in transactions in a variety of sectors including health care, consumer goods, manufacturing and services. Emília graduated with honors with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Tomasz Czechowicz
Managing Partner @ MCI Capital
A digital entrepreneur since 1985. For the past 20 years, PE investor, founder and Group Managing Partner @ MCI. In 2001 the World Economic Forum awarded Tomasz with the title of Global Leader for Tomorrow. MCI, founded in 1999, is one of the most dynamic private equity groups in Europe focused on digital transformation. Currently, with the use of PE funds, MCI implements growth stage and expansion/buy-out stage investments in CEE Region, Germany and Austria (DACH) and UK. MCI leads digital transformation by helping to build regional and global champions. The Group specializes in: e-commerce, mobile, digital media and entertainment, fintech, big data, digital health and digital enablers.
Marek Huml
Managing Partner, Czech Republic, Regional Practice Leader EMEA - CFO & Financial Executives @ Stanton Chase
Marek has over 15 years of human resources and executive search experience, and is a trusted partner to many long-standing clients. Working with clients across Europe, mainly in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the primary focus of Marek’s practice is leadership roles within the Industrial, Private Equity, Financial Services, Technology, and Consumer Products & Services sectors. Over the years, Marek has completed hundreds of search mandates, with a track record of success that includes senior leadership roles such as CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, and key strategic hires in General Management, Finance, IT, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. In 2017, Marek was appointed Global Leader for the Telecommunication Segment of Stanton Chase’s Technology Practice Group. He is also active in the firm’s CFO & Financial Executives Practice Group and was appointed in 2018 Regional Practice Leader EMEA - CFO & Financial Executives Marek is one of the founding partners of Stanton Chase’s Prague office. Prior to his career in executive search, Marek worked as a Financial Director with a mid-size private company and as a controller for Apple Computers in the Czech Republic. He also spent a couple of years as an SAP consultant with a partner company of SAP. Marek is an active member of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and of the CFO Club in the Czech Republic. Marek holds a university degree from the Czech Technical University with focus on Economic. He is fluent in Czech and English, and welcomes the opportunity to work with clients in either language.
Guillaume Fournier
Investor @ Credo Ventures
Guillaume started his career with Goldman Sachs in Boston facilitating securities lending transactions. After a move to London he spent three years with Kaiser Associate’s UK office leading engagements for various Fortune 500 companies, mainly in the healthcare and FMCG space. In 2014, he made the jump to Venture Capital, first at Athene Capital in London and then at Credo where he has led or co-led 9 deals and counting since 2016. When he is not running around CEE trying to keep up with the increasing amount of talented founders, he can most likely be found in the mountains rock climbing, kite surfing or skiing up and down the magnificent landscapes. Boardgames are a bit of a favourite of his as well. Guillaume has a Masters from the LSE and an MBA from INSEAD.
Ewa Abel
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.
Vasile Tofan
Partner @ Horizon Capital
Vasile Tofan is a Partner at Horizon Capital, focusing predominantly on Fund’s investments in consumer goods and IT companies. Prior to joining Horizon Capital, Mr. Tofan was a Consultant with Monitor Group and a Senior Manager with Philips in their Corporate Strategy team, both in Amsterdam. Additionally, Mr. Tofan was the Founder and CEO of Ovia Health, a healthcare IT company in Boston. His industry experience focuses predominantly on the FMCG, Healthcare and Tech sectors. He worked extensively across emerging markets, including Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia and Nigeria. Vasile received an MBA from Harvard Business School, with distinction, and holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Bill Watson
Managing Partner @ Value4Capital
William R. Watson, is the Managing Partner of Value4Capital, a Poland and Central European focused private equity firm. Bill began investing in central Europe in 1992 with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He continued with Baring Private Equity Partners from 1997 and Société Générale Asset Management from 2005. In October 2011 he and his partners spun-out with the fund raised under the SGAM brand to become Value4Capital. They recently completed fundraising for their €91m V4C Poland Plus Fund, which they are currently investing. A Canadian and French citizen, he has been a board member at portfolio companies across central Europe and played an active role in the industry as a member of Invest Europe’s Mid-Market Platform Council from 2012 to 2018 and a member and then Chairman of its Professional Standards Committee.
Radan Hanzl
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Radan has been with Genesis Capital since 2004. During the time, he lead or co-lead many investments across various industries and completed over 10 exits. Radan also co-founded the GPEF II (2008) and GPEF III (2015) funds. Prior to joining Genesis Capital, he worked for GE Capital in various positions in corporate finance and risk management in Prague and in London. Radan is a graduate of University of Economics in Prague and holds an MBA degree from London Business School. Genesis Capital, founded in 1999, is a leading private equity firm focused on the lower mid-market in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Central Europe, investing into growth capital and buyouts situations. In the course of last two decades, Genesis private equity funds had over € 170 million capital under management, invested in more than 50 companies and completed over 30 exits.
Jana Zurkova
CEE Chief Transformation Officer @ Microsoft
Jana has a long standing experience in the corporate environment in banking, telecommunications, and management consulting in Western Europe, CEE, and North and South America. Jana has always been passionate about innovations and new business models and over the last couple of years she has been working with start-ups as a mentor and an investor.
Rumen Iliev
Partner @ LAUNCHub Ventures
Rumen Iliev is a partner at LAUNCHUB Ventures – an early stage venture fund focused on investing into technology companies in South East Europe since 2012. Rumen is a generalist; focused on making investment, working with portfolio companies on growth, funding and also on exits. Rumen holds a Msc in Finance from the University of Economics, Prague, the Czech Republic, and a MBA from the IEDC - Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
Przemyslaw Glebocki
Co-Managing Partner @ Mezzanine Management
Przemek Głębocki has more that seventeen years of experience in private equity and corporate finance in Central Europe. He is a Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Mezzanine Management. Prior to joining Mezzanine Management, Przemek was withErnst & Young ‘s Corporate Finance and Audit departments. He holds a Master Degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics and has pursued study programs in the U.S. and the Netherlands. He currently seats on boards of Dominium, Spearhead, PrimoCollect, Flucar, PEM, Nettle, ATM and Netrisk. Przemek is a Chairman of the LBO Committee at the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Mezzanine Management is a pioneering, independent investment advisory firm, with a focus on Central Europe. Funds we advise provide tailored financing solutions to established mid-market businesses and small and medium enterprises. Mezzanine Management helped to create and now advises four successful mezzanine funds: Accession Mezzanine Capital I, II, III & IV. The funds invested in more than 50 companies across the region and their total size exceeds EUR 800 million.
Marek Huml
Managing Partner @ Stanton Chase
Marek has over 15 years of human resources and executive search experience, and is a trusted partner to many long-standing clients. Working with clients across Europe, mainly in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the primary focus of Marek’s practice is leadership roles within the Industrial, Private Equity, Financial Services, Technology, and Consumer Products & Services sectors. Over the years, Marek has completed hundreds of search mandates, with a track record of success that includes senior leadership roles such as CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, and key strategic hires in General Management, Finance, IT, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. In 2017, Marek was appointed Global Leader for the Telecommunication Segment of Stanton Chase’s Technology Practice Group. He is also active in the firm’s CFO & Financial Executives Practice Group and was appointed in 2018 Regional Practice Leader EMEA – CFO & Financial Executives. Marek is one of the founding partners of Stanton Chase’s Prague office. Prior to his career in executive search, Marek worked as a Financial Director with a mid-size private company and as a controller for Apple Computers in the Czech Republic. He also spent a couple of years as an SAP consultant with a partner company of SAP. Marek is an active member of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and of the CFO Club in the Czech Republic. Marek holds a university degree from the Czech Technical University with focus on Economic. He is fluent in Czech and English, and welcomes the opportunity to work with clients in either language.
Boris Hardi
Founder @ Capmatcher
Boris Hardi has more than 20 years of experience managing private equity real estate as well as banking and capital markets. During his career, he was, among other roles, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Real Estate Officer at FMS Wertmanagement AöR, Head of Real Estate Germany at SABAL Financial (Oaktree Capital Management Servicer) and IPO Board Member of Consus Real Estate AG. Today, he advises hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity firms in regards to investing into the German real estate and venture capital/startup market as well as its players (sellers, developers, banks, buyers, family offices, asset managers, agents). Being a serial founder himself, serial angel investor and Manager, including a successful IPO, he understands and „feels“ both sides of the venture capital scene and actively provides his funding, founding, and his investment experience to his portfolio companies and clients.
Vaclav Pavlecka
Managing Partner @ Air Ventures
“The only person who can make your entrepreneurial voyage a ride to the stars is not a mentor. It’s a customer. So NEVER stop talking to him.” Vaclav’s biggest learning from the 10 years in marketing is something he applies to the startup industry when he searches for investment opportunities as a CEO of investment fund Air Ventures. Vaclav is bridging the gap between the worlds of marketing & innovation. In 10 years of his marketing career he has consulted businesses across the globe – tech companies in US, China but also corporate clients in Europe. In 2013 Vaclav has brought Leo Burnett’s Chicago innovational hub Farmhouse to Prague to foster the innovation within ad business. Before that Vaclav co-founded a brand-tech consultancy Kliché Killers in NYC. In 2016 he has finally decided to devote his time completely to bold entrepreneurs, so he co-founded Air Ventures (www.airvcs.com) fund with Michal Nydrle, well-known admen in CEE. Vaclav is also a partner and creative head of the biggest startup clash in Europe, Startup World Cup & Summit (www.swcsummit.com). He is a graduate of Tomas Bata University in Zlin, he has studied System Ergonomics and New Media in Portugal and also International Management in Austria. Dog person. Runner. Father. Former DJ.
Przemyslaw Raczka
Investment Director @ Resource Partners
Przemek is working for 10 years in Resource Partners team, holding currently position of Investment Director. He holds Canadian Executive MBA and he also graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice. He has expertise in consumer sectors including: retail operations, FMCG production, B2C services including online channel. Resource Partners was created in 2009 by former core members of The Carlyle Group CEE. Since then Resource Partners have successfully raised over EUR400 million to invest in small and medium sized companies in Central and Eastern Europe.
Tomas Casa
Investment Manager @ CEE Equity Partners
CEE Equity Partners is and advisor to 2 China-CEE Funds, with total AUM of 1.2bil USD, investing in the CEE region. Tomáš joined the team of CEE Equity Partners after previous experience with Genesis Capital, last time at a position of Investment Director. He has participated in completed transactions in the fields of manufacturing, retail, services and pharmaceutical sectors, having responsibility for the entire investment process. He has experience with the support of companies from the nonexecutive board position, having served as a board member of seven portfolio companies. Tomáš has also been involved in the fund administration activities, LP reporting and has wide experience with company valuations. Tomáš holds a Masters’ degree in international finance from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Masters’ degree in economics from Charles University in Prague. He has also completed the CFA designation.
Andre Dravecky
Founder @ Shipvio
A driven entrepreneur with experience in logistics. André founded logistic startup Shipvio. Shipvio is removing loss from logistics by radically simplifying rules of logistics as we know them by one-click shipping platform. Passionate about startups and mobile technologies in general. He loves to work with talented people. Currently based in Prague. He holds a masters degree with distinction in International relations and Diplomacy.
Elbruz Yilmaz
Investment Director @ 3TS Capital Partners
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.
Jan Tauber
Managing Partner @ Genesis Capital
Prior to 1989, Jan Tauber worked in various economic positions in Czechoslovak manufacturing companies. In 1990, shortly after the collapse of centrally planned system, Jan became an advisor to the Czechoslovak Minister of Finance. In 1991 he was appointed Managing Director of the Czech subsidiary of HSBC Investment Bank. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in origination, structuring, and execution of high profile corporate finance and equity capital transactions. In 1999 Jan founded Genesis Capital, which since has become a leading private equity firm focused on the lower mid-market in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Central Europe, investing into growth capital and buyouts situations. In the course of last two decades, Genesis invested in more than 50 companies and completed over 25 exits.
Tomas Koraus
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.
Brian Wardrop
Managing Partner @ ARX Equity Partners
Brian Wardrop has been originating, executing, monitoring and exiting private equity investments in Central and Eastern Europe since 1997. Mr. Wardrop is Managing Partner of ARX Equity Partners, which is a private equity firm with a 20-year track record supporting the growth and development of mid-sized companies in select Central European countries. With more than € 300 million raised in four funds, ARX has become a leading private equity firm in its segment in the Central European region. Prior to joining ARX, Mr. Wardrop was a Principal and head of the Prague office with sector specialist private equity firm, Baring Communications Equity(Emerging Europe). Mr. Wardrop holds a Master’s degree from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree from Bishop’s University. He is also a graduate of the Owner/President Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Wardrop is also an active supporter of the non-profit social enterprise sector via his roles as a board member of NESst (a non-profit organization focused on developing sustainable social enterprises in emerging market economies), and as a member of the investment committee of Tilia Impact Ventures (the first fund in the Czech Republic investing in social enterprises).
Henri Tilloy
Investor @ Partech Partners
Henri is a Series A/B investor at Partech and mainly focuses on tech startups based in France and CEE. He is a board observer at Bitrise, Platform.sh, Bearer.sh
Viktor Fischer
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.
Max Lyadvinsky
CEO @ Bloomio
Maxim Lyadvinsky, MBA is the CEO of Bloomio. He has expertise in scaling startup teams, envisioning technology trends and developing innovative product strategies. Max has started his learning journey in primary school, when he crunched machine codes of his lovely Z-80 processor. All of a sudden, he discovered the programming languages universe, realizing it is much easier and faster to write software in human readable C++ rather than in raw machine code's secret language that looked like a ciphertext. Several years of system software development and talented engineers’ management have supported his arrival at Acronis as a co-founder in 2001. Max has scaled the team from 4 engineers to around 400 employees as the Head of R&D of Acronis. A unique team of highly talented and dedicated engineers, who truly understand the storage industry and big data technologies, helped the company to grow from a small startup to a multi hundred-million-dollar international company with a recognized brand in data security, cloud storage and backup. Together with top engineers Max created enterprise scale software, protected by many patents. Max is a co-author of 40+ U.S. patents and has intellectual property litigation experience in the U.S., defending against patent infringement suits. Many years of warm friendships with venture capitalists willing to invest into fast-growing Acronis have transformed his career inspiration into a new activity to help VC firms with due diligence. Max has led several fundraising rounds, selling his private equity to VC and private investors. Max has invested into a Swiss startup – OneVisage. He serves as a board member.
Milos Endrle
CEO @ Geewa
Milos is the founder and CEO of Geewa, a leading mobile games developer in the Czech Republic. Smashing Four, Geewa’s latest hit, ranks among TOP 300 grossing games worldwide and follows the footprints of the previous billiard hit Pool Live Tour that was played by 80M players. Before founding Geewa in 2005, Milos worked for 15 years as a business developer in one of the top software houses in Czech Republic on projects for banks and telecom operators.
Aman Ghei
Principal @ Finch Capital
Aman is a Principal at Finch Capital. He actively leads Finch's consumer and SaaS efforts in the FinTech vertical and is on the board of companies such as Twisto, Symmertical.ai, Goodlord, Purely Capital, TaxScouts and Trussle. Having started out at Credit Suisse's Technology group in San Francisco, Aman became an investor with Accel Partners, actively involved in the firms investments in companies like Supercell, Spotify, Hailo, HouseTrip among others. He then led Facebook's mobile distribution partnerships efforts as well as being involved in rolling out Facebook's third party advertising network. Following Facebook, Aman started a games studio in London, growing the team to 15+ people and working for Nordeus, one of European leading game developers.
Josef Sachta
CEO & Co-Founder @ Sharry Europe
Josef Sachta is the CEO and co-founder of Sharry Europe, property technology company, he is focusing on company’s development and strategy. In contrast to the majority of the team of software developers, Josef trained in law and journalism. Before founding Sharry he started CityBee, leisure and lifestyle portal and the creative agency First Floor. His passion is communication in all forms and his current interest focuses on communication between the building and people inside. Josef and the team created the concept of “Friendly Buildings”, defining synergy between real and digital estate.
Petr Suchy
Partner @ Deloitte Legal
Petr Suchý is attorney-at-law and partner in Deloitte Legal law firm. He graduated in law from Charles University in Prague, started his professional career in 1997 and joined Deloitte in 2003. Petr’s main expertise is in corporate law, in particular mergers & acquisitions and corporate transformations. Since 2011, Petr leads Legal M&A services in Deloitte Legal Czech practice. As leading counsel, Petr accomplished successful negotiation and closing of many prominent M&A transactions especially for clients inmanufacturing, construction, real estate or financial services. Within Deloitte Legal global practice, Petr is member of the EMEA Corporate M&A Executive Committee and the leader of Central Europe Legal M&A service line. Since 2016, he lectures M&A at the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno.
Ondrej Fryc
Managing Partner @ Reflex Capital
Ondrej is heart & soul entrepreneur. At age of 15, still under communists, he started selling his own machine coded software. At 19, when borders opened, he started distributing imported fish cans. At 24, after finishing university, he started a market research agency, which he sold to his partner. At 27, he started Mall.cz, which, with over 1000 employees and €300m of revenue, later became the largest multinational e-commerce play in the region. After he successfully exited the business 12 years later, he started venture capital firm Reflex Capital, investing in Czech Republic and in the USA to startups with difficult founders. Besides business, Ondrej is father of three and avid traveler and adventurer.
Thibaud Morin
Managing Partner @ Level-Up
Thibaud is a co-founded Level-Up in 2017, a fund dedicated to mobile gaming. Before Level-Up, Thibaud was a key executive at Vivendi for 15 years, successively SVP Strategy and M&A for the group media investments (incl. Activision Blizzard). Thibaud also led the Innovation and Digital Transformation of Vivendi and personally invested in gaming for years.

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