Our Parkanizer and Piktorex awarded

Our Parkanizer and Piktorex awarded


Two of our portfolio companies have recently been awarded in important regional competitions. Parkanizer and Piktorex – both startups growing within our LQT Fund in cooperation with Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (the National Centre of Research and Development) have been recognized in their regions for their accomplishments.

Parkanizer with "Silesian Icon 2016"

The team took prestigious “Silesian Icon 2016” award for the best designed service with their smart parking system. The jury emphasized that the service offered by Parkanizer is intuitive and easy to use. As stated in the jury justification: Parkanizer is an example of a well-designed, comprehensive service and a business model with a great potential for development.

Pikotrex in Golden 100

The company led by Piotr Merks was awarded with special “Business Hope” award in Golden 100 – a leading business prize for Kuyavia-Pomerania region. The product – pictograms solving the problem of incorrect dosing of medications (Lekolepki) were met with great enthusiasm of the contest’s Jury Board.
Parkanizer, as well as Piktorex, are Black Pearls VC portfolio companies developing their R&D projects with the support of BRIdge Alfa – programme of the National Centre of Research and Development.


Why now is the time for the European VCs?

Invest Europe’s Report: “The Acceleration Point: Why Now is the Time for European Venture Capital” has been released lately to cover the progress of the European ecosystem and its global position and the unprecedented rise of the European tech industry.The Report provides key industry players’ insights and optimistic prognosis as well as impressive achievements, like – among others – fundraising in Europe hitting its highest level (€ 6.4 bn) since 2007.