Topmonks have prepared an evening with presentations of three outstanding speakers from the Czech Startup community. Language is czech & english
Andrej Kiska from Credo Ventures
Andrej will speak about startups in Czech Republic. His expertise is one of the leading in this area and has great experience in picking the right team for the investment and helping to manage the projects to successful exits.
Andrej joined Credo Ventures in 2011 and became a partner in 2015. Previously he was with Benson Oak, an early growth fund and the first backer of AVG Technologies, which is the only Czech company to IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. Andrej graduated from University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with concentrations in finance and management.
Cedric Maloux from StartupYard (english presentation)
Cedric will present how they do it in StartupYard.
For the past 20 years I have been running Internet startups during good and bad times of the Internet economy. I excel at tuning business plans, defining product and market entry strategy, positioning, psychology, and e-business models.
I boot-strapped one company and sold it, saved 2 companies from bankruptcy and raised Series-A funding with Index Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners. I also slept on Mike Arrington’s sofa during the early days of TechCrunch which only means that all the other rooms were taken.
I now manage StartupYard where I select and later mentor teams on a daily basis. During my free time I promote my Poker Bankroll Management application for iphone, my on-demand photo-retouching app as well as my wine pairing app.
Jiří Fabián from Topmonks
Jirka will present the Topmonks projects and vision, how we are aiming to create a non-typical venture capital firm supporting our projects based on our values of freedom and cooperation.
Jiri is the Co Founder of several different companies in Prague; PurposeFly, a team management system 2.0, Techloop.io, a new way of hiring in tech industry and TopMonks, a smart venture fund company which offers awesome technical teams in exchange for equity stake projects. Finally he is the Founder and CEO at JetMinds, a successfully acquired by Vendavo Inc. In his spare time he is the author of a popular czech IT podcast called CZPodcast.