About me

Entrepreneur, investor, experienced in development of early-stage, high-growth technology ventures.

… with over a decade of experience in business. Founder and managing partner of Black Pearls VC. For seven years he has been managing seed / VC funds. Actively supports the development of Polish economy through participation in the Committee of Stakeholders of the National Centre for Research and Development and on the board of the National Key Cluster Interizon. Privately, husband and father of three children.

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Resume

Employment

Member of Committee of Stakeholders2014 – Present

The National Centre for Research and Development

The mission: Support of the Polish research units and enterprises in developing their abilities to create and use solutions based on scientific research results in order to encourage economy development and to the benefit of society.

Member of the Supervisory Board2014 – Present

Interizon – Polish ICT Cluster

„Interizon – Polish ICT Cluster is the best representative of this sector in Poland and one of most advanced in development of all Polish clusters”. – Delloitte Business Consulting “Cluster benchmarking in Poland.” Dedicated report. Polish Agency for Entrepreneurship Development, Warsaw, 2010

http://www.interizon.pl/

Member of the Board2014 – Present

BT Signaal Poland

BT Signaal is a pioneer in the development and operation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). As the main player in this sector, we have been a vital part of the Norwegian market since 1953. Over the past 10 years we have taken a significant position in the European ITS market..

Founder & Managing Partner2009 – Present

Black Pearls VC

Black Pearls is an investment fund, established in order to support the development of Polish innovations. We are supported by Polish capital and the unique knowledge and experience of business angels. We are located in the Pomeranian Region, with our head office in the City of Gdansk, which is often called the closest verge to European and Global markets.

Co-Founder2010 – 2013

Traffic Services

Company operates in the fields of transport, intelligent transport systems and distribution network management.

Co-Founder and Investment Director2009 – 2013

Gemstone Partners

Gemstone Partners is an investment platform leveraging experience and business relations of its members in creating value of SME ventures.

Divisional Director2006 – 2008

Academic Incubators of Entrepreneurship

The mission of Academic Business Incubators (ABI) is to facilitate the advancement of entrepreneurship among the younger generation in Poland. We stand convinced that all business ideas can be implemented with success.

- part of Entrepreneurial Poland’s ecosystem
- the European best system for testing new ideas and technologies
- the biggest European network of 40 Academic Business Incubators (AIP)

Education

Phd student2011 – Present

University of Gdansk

Management, Managing Company’s Development

Controlling2010 – 2011

University of Gdansk

Postgraduate diploma in controlling in business management

Economy2003 – 2009

Lazarski University

Master in business economics

Information Technology2006 – 2008

School of Information Technology and Management WIT in Warsaw

I studied Information Technology but I was much better in doing business than programming.

Organizations

Member of the Management Board2013 – 2015

Interizon Foundation

Interizon Foundation is a coordinator of the Interizon ICT Cluster.

„Interizon – Polish ICT Cluster is the best representative of this sector in Poland and one of most advanced in development of all Polish clusters”. – Delloitte Business Consulting “Cluster benchmarking in Poland.” Dedicated report. Polish Agency for Entrepreneurship Development, Warsaw, 2010

Mentor2012 – Present

AIP Seed Capital

AIP Seed Capital is a fund investing in innovative startups. We invest in projects with global potential. We invest in people, with whom you want to build the value of startup.

Member2012 – Present

Academic Network of Entrepreneurship Educators in Poland (SEIPA)

Academic Network of Entrepreneurship Educators in Poland is a complex support program and experience exchange platform for educators who implement education and training programs within the field of dynamic and innovative entrepreneurship for students and staff of academic educational institutions. It is addressed to all kinds of schools providing education in all areas, especially those not related to business education, where there is a need to stimulate commercial activity within the academic community.

Member2012 – Present

Business Model Innovation Hub

Business Model Innovation Hub is a community of visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models.

Member2012 – Present

US-Polish Trade Council

The US-Polish Trade Council seeks to be your information technology and bio-technology bridge for building business relationships between the U.S. and Poland. To accomplish this goal, the USPTC works in partnership with a network of Polish and American organizations, including: corporate, academic and government entities

Business skills

private equity

early stage companies development

technology transfer

innovation transfer

intelligent transportation systems

space indystry

mobile technologies

Contact

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Portfolio

Everytap

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Everytap

(founded in 2014) Exit: to TVN Venture

Ticketto

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Ticketto

(founded in 2014) Exit: management buyout

Interizon

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Interizon

(founded in 2013)

Traffic Services

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Traffic Services

(founded in 2010) Exit: management buyout

Gemstone Partners

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Gemstone Partners

(founded in 2009)

Robocamp

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Robocamp

(founded in 2009) Exit: management buyout

Webflow

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Webflow

(founded in 2008)

Black Pearls

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Black Pearls

(founded in 2008)

TA Group

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TA Group

(founded in 2007) Exit: Aquired by BT Signaal