Nurturing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

We nurture Slovak and CEE entrepreneurial ecosystem by investing and supporting high-potential teams, while using proceeds from these investments to support a not-for-profit causes. Both of these provide an intense meaning to what we do and help us sharpen our focus and persevere where others would give up.

Founder(s) Attributes

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Investment Criteria

Person

Moral Character

Impeccable reputation, strong moral character and high integrity are a MUST.

Product

Sizeable Market

We invest primarily into companies, with world-market leadership potential, ideally with product verified by first customers.

Money

Investment

Our investment range is from EUR 100k to over 2m, with optimum at EUR 0.5m.

We do not review companies without a reference. If you want to contact us, please get a member from our networks to make an enthusiastic introduction.

Portfolio

Team

Peter Irikovsky

Partner

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Peter Irikovsky

Partner

Peter turned Slevomat Group into one of the fastest growing internet firms in CEE with over €100M revenues, and a #1 in 6 countries. Before, he worked as a regional director at Groupon UK and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Peter has a degree in Computer Science from Charles University.

Stefan Surina

Partner

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Stefan Surina

Partner

Stefan worked as a manager at Deloitte’s Prague office, where he was responsible for IT- and IP-related advisory. Stefan holds degrees in Law and Computer Science from Charles University.

Filip Fischer

Partner

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Filip Fischer

Partner

Filip is the CEO of gaming studio Charged Monkey and the head of co-working space GameDevHub in Prague. Prior to that, he co-founded Pixel Federation, the largest gaming firm in Slovakia.

Michal Pastier

Partner

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Michal Pastier

Partner

Michal is a Burning Man enthusiast, co-founder and creative director of ZARAGUZA and BigName. With over 100 awards for creativity and efficiency of campaigns he worked on, he is one of the most awarded ad creators in the region. Michal studied Marketing at Comenius University.

Katarina Spyra

CFO

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Katarina Spyra

CFO

Katarina has ample experience with valuations, due diligence and reporting thanks to 10 years in the corporate finance practice of KPMG. Katarina holds degrees in Economics from Charles University and in International Relations from CEU.

Jan Buza

Associate

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Jan Buza

Associate

Jan is helping portfolio companies as an interim manager. Previously he worked as an A.T. Kearney management consultant with a focus on product strategy and operations. Jan holds a CEMS master’s degree in International Management.

Ivana Blahunkova

HR consultant & researcher

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Ivana Blahunkova

HR consultant & researcher

Ivana is a senior PhD student with the project values-based leadership. Her experience includes research into company culture and its impact on performance in the context of a manufacturing company. Ivana studied HR Management at Comenius University.