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Milan Kulich joined Advent in 2007 and focuses on the healthcare and retail and consumer sectors in particular in the CEE region. Prior to Advent, he worked at Deloitte leading M&A and valuations projects across several CEE countries. Milan has an MBA from INSEAD, a BSc in Business Administration from City University, Washington and a BA in Economics from University of Matej Bel, Slovakia
Milan’s investments include Concardis GmbH, Devin, Douglas Holding, Nets, NielsenIQ, Partner in Pet Food, Takko and Zentiva.
Nenad has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the technology and media sectors.
Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. Prior to DN Capital, Nenad was a Partner at Advent International in London, where he focused on TMT investments.
Nenad focuses on investments in digital marketplaces, consumer internet, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, and digital health companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (sold to Apple), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca, (acquired by Oracle), Eve Sleep (IPO London), Go Student, Happn, Hometogo, Job and Talent, Lendis, OLX (acquired by Naspers), Purplebricks (IPO London), Tbricks (acquired by Orc) and Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding), Happn, Joblift, Mister Spex, Tourlane and Yassir.
Nenad was Chairman of Invest Europe (formerly known as EVCA) for the year 2018/2019 and previously Chair of the association’s Venture Council 2015-2018. He is an active member of YPO.
Nenad received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
Maciej Ćwikiewicz has over 15 years of experience in private equity and strategic advisory. Between 2009 and 2014 he was an Investment Director at ARX Equity Partners (a private equity fund investing in medium-sized enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe), where he focused on industrial and service sectors in Poland. In the strategic advisory, Maciej Ćwikiewicz worked, among others, for McKinsey & Co, Kolaja & Partners (now Alvarez & Marsal) or PwC. He advised primarily private equity funds during commercial due diligence or the performance improvement programs. He advised also entrepreneurs-owners of Polish manufacturing companies such as Kross, POCH, or Dr Irena Eris. On selected projects he acted as an interim manager, such as Chief Restructuring Officer for RUCH, Kross, or Sanitec Budfarfor. Maciej Ćwikiewicz gained international experience in the United States, where in 2000-2001 he worked as an Analyst in Aviation Research at Portland International Airport, and also in Indonesia where he worked at Elnusa in 2002. Maciej Ćwikiewicz graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, Finance and Banking in 2000 and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2009. Completed the Venture Capital program at the University of California at Berkeley.
Kerim Turkmen is a Partner of Mid Europa Partners, joining the Firm in 2007. He is a member of the Investment Advisory and Management Committees, and is responsible for deal sourcing, executing and monitoring of investments. Kerim currently sits on the board of 5 of the Firm’s portfolio companies including Pigu, Symfonia, Intive, Cargus and M+ Grupa.
Prior to joining the team, he worked at GMT Communications Partners, a private equity fund specialising in telecommunications and media. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch in London.
Kerim holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.
At EIF since January 2009, Marco is heading the Lower Mid-Market team investing in equity,
hybrid debt / equity and private debt funds across Europe, with a particular focus on the
Northern, Eastern and Southern regions. He coordinates the Lower Mid-Market investment
activity for several fund-of-funds initiatives, each one with specific geographical scope, (i.e.
Turkey, Poland, Baltics, Central Europe, Italy, Portugal). He represents EIF on the Advisory
Boards of over 20 funds.
Prior to EIF, he worked in direct investments, in an Early Stage VC fund, and in management
Marco holds a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Executive Partner of the leading €165mn PE fund in the Baltics INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund managed by the leading asset management group in the Baltics – Invalda INVL, active since 1991. Currently serves as deputy chairperson of the largest environmental management group’s AS Eco Baltia supervisory board and chairperson of supervisory board of its subsidiary AS PET Baltija. Before joining INVL was one of the leading M&A experts in Lithuania with extensive experience in transaction structuring and negotiations, who advised local and international clients on deals with the combined value of almost €2 billion.
Deimante enjoys travelling, reading and doing sports (kitesurfing, snowboarding and running) in her free time.
Andris K. Berzins
Andris is Managing Partner of Change Ventures, the largest seed venture capital fund in the Baltic States that focuses exclusively on backing ambitious founders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Andris has been a key player in the Baltic ecosystem for a decade, having co-founded the TechHub Riga foundation, the leading Baltic startup event TechChill and the Latvian Startup Association. Andris had a 15 year career as a C-level tech executive in several US, Israeli and European startups, two of which exited for over $100M. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 22).
Radoslav Tausinger is Managing Director with Credit Value Investments, one of the leading private capital investment firms with EUR 1 billion of assets under management, focusing on investments in private debt (senior/junior, mezzanine, distressed), as well as private equity. He is focusing on opportunities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and the Baltics. Radoslav is leading CVI’s fundraising activities on the first institutional fund focused on Central Europe that had its first closing in April 2021. His previous experience includes private equity at Gimv, investment banking at UBS Investment Bank and management consulting at McKinsey & Company, working in New York, London, and Central Europe. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Comenius University in Bratislava.
Stephane is Partner at LAUCNHub Ventures. He is focusing on enterprise software B2B and SaaS companies, covering Bulgaria, Greece and the SEE Diaspora on the US east coast.
Prior to joining LAUNCHub Ventures, Stephane was working in Large IT system integrators and Orange - the leading telecom in France, where he was working with startups and investors identifying new innovative products and services.Stephane has been very actively developing the LAUNCHub Ventures investor network in Europe and the US. He is also co-organizer of DigitalK conference - the largest technology & startup conference in SEE.
Jan is responsible for running operations in our funds and the investment company. In addition, he handles relationships with Czech and international investors and, in particular, institutions.
Prior to joining the Jet Investment team in 2018, Jan was employed in the Austrian Erste Group, where he specialized on project credit, especially in real estate, infrastructure, and renewable resources across the entire CEE region. That portfolio was in excess of EUR 1 billion. Within the banking group, he also was involved in consolidation and subsequent sale of bad assets in a total nominal amount exceeding EUR 500 million.
Jan studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and earned the title of magister from Berlin School of Economics and Law.
PEETER SAKS is the Managing Partner of BaltCap, the leading private equity firm focusing on mid-market buyout and expansion capital investments the Baltic States. BaltCap has strong presence in all three Baltic countries with local offices and experienced team of 35 investment professionals. To date BaltCap has managed several generations of private equity, growth capital and infrastructure funds with total capital over €500m and has made over 80 investments and 40 exits in various sectors across the Baltics. Most recently BaltCap set up a new €100m venture capital fund, called the NordicNinja, together with JBIC IG Partners and backed by Honda, Panasonic, Omron and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Peeter’s past positions include CEO of the Baltic investment bank Suprema Securities, Chairman of Tallinn Stock Exchange and Manager at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Saks received his MA in Economics from the Tallinn Technical University and additional education from INSEAD and HBS.
Pavel Dvorak is a Principal at the EBRD where he focuses primarily on investments in venture capital and private equity funds across the EBRD region. In his previous role of a an economist at the EBRD he developed country and sector strategies, assessed the development impact of investments in a number of sectors including TMT and healthcare and developed new approaches to supporting innovation in the region. Before joining the EBRD, he was a management consultant at Deloitte in Prague. Pavel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from CERGE-EI in Prague and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.
Barbara is actively involved in all aspects of portfolio management, including all investment due diligence and decision-making processes.
Barbara joined Knightsbridge after spending more than twenty years as a venture capitalist, holding partner positions with both Charles River Ventures and Schroder Ventures.
As General Partner of Charles River Ventures from 1986 to 1992, Barbara was responsible for a successful portfolio of health care, technology, and consumer companies and served on the board of several companies. From 1992 to 1999, she invested with a life sciences focus as a Partner of Schroder Ventures, co-founding the SV Life Sciences funds and serving on the boards of eight companies. From 2000 to 2006, she was President of Blackwood Capital, investing in and advising private and public companies.
Barbara received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and holds a BS summa cum laude from Boston College where she graduated first in her class. She is a member of the Massachusetts Women's Forum, previously served on the board of the Koch Center for Cancer Research at MIT, and is involved with several non-profit entities.
Investment professional with extensive experience in corporate finance, M&A, and IPO transactions. Previously spent 12 years at Renaissance Capital (a leading emerging markets investment bank) in Moscow and Johannesburg, as head of FMCG sector for EMEA region. Completed over 30 transactions in Europe and Africa has raised over $4bn of equity for its clients. Founder of two startups (e-commerce and mobile gaming).
Wiktor Warchalowski - CEO & co-founder of Airly - start-up providing a comprehensive SaaS solution for air quality monitoring and control; Forbes 25Under25 & 30Under30 laureate; Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Poland winner; MENSA member; formerly working in Ericsson and European XFEL - building the largest x-ray laser in the world.
Tomasz Swieboda is the Managing Partner at Inovo Venture Partners - a €54M venture capital fund investing in Poland and the CEE region. He is committed to helping build large, international, technology companies and supporting the growth of the local startup ecosystem. He has over 14 years of investment banking, private equity and VC experience. Prior to managing Inovo, he worked at Rothschild & Co, one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups, and Penta Investments, a Central European private equity with over €5B assets under management. He serves on the board of PSIK (the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Graduated from SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Also studied at the Singapore Management University, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Ladislav became a Partner at Consillium after 12 years in UBS Wealth Management out of Zurich and Vienna. As an Executive Director he advised HNWI, UHNW and family office clients across Central Europe.
Ladislav is a Harvard Business School Alumnus and holds a Master’s degree from Masaryk University (Law) and Brno University of Technology (Economics).
Viktor is a founder and a partner with Impetus Capital, a private
capital firm in South Eastern Europe. Prior to that he was a Managing Partner
with MMC, a regional corporate finance and management advisory practice. In
MMC, Viktor advised and structured deals in many industries across South
Eastern Europe, including Turley.
Prior to founding MMC and MMC Research, Viktor was the chief financier of the
mass privatisation in the Government of Bulgaria turning 18% of the state-
owned assets into private via public auctions in just two years. He was
instrumental in developing the modern Bulgarian capital markets infrastructure.
During these years, Viktor on behalf of the Government of Bulgaria negotiated
with the EBRD the launch of the first Bulgarian-dedicated private equity fund
(Bulgarian Post-Privatisation Fund). Prior to that Viktor participated in the
establishment of the first private pension fund in Bulgaria and worked in the life
Viktor is a certified management consultant (CMC) since 2001 and served many
years as a chairman of the ethics commission of the Bulgarian Association of
Management Consulting Organisations (BAMCO) and currently is a member of
the BAMCO executive board. Since 2012 Viktor actively participates in
developing the start up and tech ecosystem in Bulgaria.
Viktor holds a degree in Finance from West Virginia Wesleyan College (1993)
and specialization in comparative studies in the University of Oxford (1997).
Maximilian Schausberger is Managing Director of Elevator Ventures, the CVC entity of Raiffeisen Bank International.
In the role of a leading growth partner for fintechs in CEE, Elevator Ventures leverages RBI Group’s expertise, network and corporate strength in order to help promising scaleups expand across this dynamic region and beyond.
In his former role as Head of Fintech Partnerships at RBI, Maximilian managed the cooperation of disruptive fintechs with RBI and the startup partnership program and accelerator Elevator Lab.
Tomas Kemtys is a Partner at Contrarian Ventures, having joined the firm in February 2019. He is responsible for overall fund strategy including fundraising, deal sourcing and execution, structuring, investment process and thesis building as well as recruiting, amongst others. Tomas sits on a number of Boards of Contrarian Ventures portfolio companies. Prior to Contrarian Ventures, he was an investment banker with Centerview Partners, a leading independent New York based investment banking and advisory firm. Having worked out of London, Tomas has focused mostly on healthcare and consumer retail but has also worked on transactions in energy, industrials and other sectors. He has executed transactions across various countries including UK, USA, Israel, Jordan, South Africa and others. Other relevant experiences include various positions in BNP Paribas, Société Générale and British Petroleum. Tomas is an alumnus of Finance program in ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
Founder of MCI, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
Entrepreneur since 1985. For the past 20 years, Venture Capital/Private Equity investor, founder and Group Managing Partner @ MCI Capital - one of the leading European private equity groups with focus on technology and digitalization. In 1990-1998 Co-founder and CEO of JTT Computer SA - leading CE computer manufacturer with USD 100M+ revenue.
Selected as one of Top-20 best Polish managers in 2015 by Bloomberg Business Week. Guest speaker at many PE/VC conferences, including NOAH, Websummit. Supervisory board member and advisory board member of many of MCI funds portfolio companies across Europe. In 2001 the World Economic Forum awarded Tomasz Czechowicz with the title of Global Leader for Tomorrow for his exceptional feeling for the market, professionalism, vision and business efficacy. In 2000 one of the TOP-10 most influential people in the European Internet by Business Week. MBA holder from Warsaw School of Economics and Univeristy of Minnesota.
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.
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