news
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. 

about 1 year ago

Portfolio Companies
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.

about 1 year ago

People
As it is still quite young, Polish innovations and VC industry needs knowledge, good practices and worldwide network to keep up the global pace and use its great potential. We decided that the cradle of the industry is the best place to get them from. Palo Alto, California, Kauffman Fellows – Class 22. That’s where our Marcin P. Kowalik spent a week of his time in June. Our Managing Partner is actually the second Black Pearls VC team member to take part in the Program, as Ewa Treitz succesfully completed her course last year.

over 1 year ago

Portfolio Companies
For the first time, company from Poland won the international Startup Europe Awards, promoted by the European Commission. Wojciech Syrocki, founder of Robocamp, received the award in Brussels in June. 84 startups from 14 different countries participated in the finals. We are writing about this, as the victors have common past with Black Pearls VC, being one of the first companies our Managing Partner, Marcin P. Kowalik, decided to invest in.

over 1 year ago

news
We had a great pleasure of joining the infoShare’s Digital Healthcare Hackathon. Our Venture Partner Piotr Pągowski was a Jury member and CFO Hubert Szczołek was a business development and financing expert. 

over 1 year ago

People
When Black Pearls VC is expanding the team – it usually comes to the big names. We are proud to announce that Piotr Pągowski has joined us recently as a Venture Partner. Piotr will strenghten our potential in the field of innovative IT projects development, bringing elite expertise and experience that he has gained at Intel, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard on international level. His assets will complement Black Pearls VC international expansion strategy.    

about 2 years ago

news
September the 8th 2016 will be long remembered as a very important day for the Polish space sector industry. Two of our initiatives aimed at developing space technology projects had their great finale at Gdańsk Science and Technology Park, where Space3ac and POSITON Demo Day was held.

about 2 years ago

news
Another step in the implementation of Black Pearls VC growth strategy has been taken. We have become a member of Invest Europe (previously EVCA) – the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as and their investors. The organization is guarding the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from the members.

about 2 years ago

People
We are here to direct Polish startups down the path of their development, assists them until they achieve a global-scale success. With a view to continuous improvement, we too must expand our team’s strength in international relations. Meet Bogdan from Ukraine, who has just recently won his place in our crew with a praiseworthy talent and determination.

about 2 years ago

People
As part of the two-year Kauffmann Fellows program, Ewa Treitz investigated the topic of entrepreneurs´ satisfaction with corporate venturing in Western Europe and USA. This is a highly relevant topic as the CVC trend picks up in CEE.

about 2 years ago

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