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WHAT WE OFFER

UP FOR YOUR STARTUP!

ZAKA is a family venture house. We back pre- seed companies using purely private money and actively help them make a mark. ZAKA is all about long term support, not bound by typical VC periods.


LOOKING FOR A REAL PARTNER? SIGNUP

We are a family venture house with a personal touch. We can support you for over 12 years since we don’t have a typical fund structure and investment periods. We invest in whole Europe but our focus is DACH region, Baltic and CEE region. Our presence allows us to get to know you personally before we close a deal. We already dedicated 30 million EUR of our private money, which we continuously invest to support ambitious pre-seed companies.


SMART MONEY

We actively advise and bring a pool of experts to the table.


PRIVATE MONEY

We are investing our own money, meaning our motivation to help you succeed is much stronger, compared to classical VCs.


AGILE MONEY

We are all about speed and flexibility, co- investments, lead investments, convertible notes, YC SAFEs, you name it.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our experience is your backUP

Partners and managers at ZAKA have combined experience of over 100 years in business and wide portfolio of companies which can support you.


FEMALE FOUNDERS

Are you a female enterpeneur? SpeakUP

We want to actively help women-entrepreneurs who are under-represented in the world of venture capital. The daughters and sons of our founders are entrepreneurs themselves. Karolina is the chairman of the board of directors and Valentina is a member of ZAKA's Supervisory Board, having formerly led one of the biggest and most prominent startup event platforms in Slovakia, FutureNow. It is also thanks to these experiences that we know what problems women in business face and are ready to act.

REFERENCES

Readmio

Jozef Simko

“Fast investment decisions, straight and fair negotiations, overall no bullshit approach. ”


Alpha AR

Madis Alesmaa

“As a founder I really like the supportive and personal approach offered by ZAKA. Strong expertise which is coming from their entrepreneurial background.”


GitGut

Honza Francirek

“Despite the fact that ZAKA is not primarily focused on gaming, what positively surprised us is the fact that to analyze our product they spoke with our customers. ZAKA supported us on our journey not just financially, but they actively mentor us and give us mental support, which I being a founder see crucial, making ZAKA not only an investor, but a true partner.”


Gateway Ventures

Markus Kainz

“I really enjoy working together with ZAKA, as their team is always reliable and working on a highly professional level. They are quick in response, always open for discussions, and have definitely hand shake quality, which I really appreciate most these days.”

TEAM

Natalia Mikusova

Chief Executive Officer

Experienced marketing enthusiast who came to the venture side and brought feminine touch into the startup world. Studied mass media and psychology at University of Vienna.

Andrej Petrus

Chief Investment Officer

From working in AI venture builder and PwC, Andrej now leads ZAKA’s research and analysis department. He holds a degree from Humboldt University in Berlin and University of Economics in Prague.

Marian Mudry

Chief Operating Officer

30 years experience in financial management and marketing communication, in both the private and public sector. Studied at University of Economics in Bratislava.

Jan Buza

Senior Analyst

Jan worked with high-growth companies primarily in SaaS, Real Estate and co-founded two LegalTech companies. He is helping ZAKA with deal assessment. Studied CEMS in Prague and Bergen.

Samuel Zalesak

Junior Analyst & Member of Supervisory Board

Jan Kasper

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Experienced entrepreneur operating more than 45 companies in more than 6 countries, mainly in Retail, MarCom, Energy. Obtained his MBA at Webster and PHD at Comenius University.

Peter Zalesak

Co-Founder & Partner

Entrepreneur and Investor known for building ecommerce giant Nay Elektrodom in Slovakia and Czechia. His other ventures are in the field of Agro and Realestate. Peter earned his MSc. at Slovak Technical University..

Karolina Kasperova

Chairman of the Board

Tech & innovation enthusiast, with a drive to learn more every day. Graduate from Les Roches Global Hospitality and University of Bath.

Daniel Bachor

Member of the Board

Former Project Manager in development sector, currently Financial Director in a holding company and a valuable board member in ZAKA. Graduate from University of Economics in Bratislava.

Valentína Kasper Rosputinská

Member of Supervisory Board

MAP

PORTFOLIO

Alpha AR

Alpha AR

“3D model creation made simple and scalable for AR, virtual try-on, NFTs, games and marketing. ”


Conntac

Conntac

“Saas solution helping companies improve customer satisfaction by taking pressure of service hotlines”


CorpLife

CorpLife

“The number one software tool to increase your employee retention with new generation HR management”


eMobilio

eMobilio

“Digital 360-degree consulting solution allowing prospective e-car customers to configure and directly order their personal e-mobility package”


easySales

easySales

“Stay ahead of competition & automate the listing and sales processes of your business using easySales SaaS platform”


FIND.Fashion

FIND.Fashion

“Help your customers find their favourite products and boost your business with FIND.Fashion thought search — driven by AI and emotion recognition. ”


FlexKeeping

FlexKeeping

“Flexkeeping is a hotel Housekeeping and Staff collaboration software. We transform scattered daily hotel operations into clear, accountable & automated team collaboration”


FyrFeed

FyrFeed

“Germany’s #1 marketing tech company that combines AI and Science to create high quality social media posts – at affordable prices.”


GitGut

GitGut

“The Voice Assistant for League of Legends”


InStar Technologies

InStar Technologies

“Biotech company developing revolutionary oromucosal drug administration”


Orderlion

Orderlion

“The ordering app for restaurant wholesalers”


Positive Carbon

Positive Carbon

“SW & HW solution to understand and control your food waste”


Prograd

Prograd

“Prograd is a credit marketplace for young people, enhancing the underwriting accuracy of lenders and the borrowing experience of consumers.”


Readmio

Readmio

“Children’s stories app with sounds activated by voice”


Rendin

Rendin

“Rendin simplifies renting and makes it more convenient with the support of background checks, insurance and digital contracts.”


SignD

SignD

“A unified onboarding SaaS platform for all your identity, risk, signature & payments needs.”


Sorwe

Sorwe

“People-First digital employee experience tool. We help you create an inclusive engagement and performance cycle on mobile.”


Spiritus

Spiritus

“Blockchain-based platform for creating digital memorials.”


Stackt

Stackt

“Stackt is a moving & storage tech company for your personal and business needs that will aid you throughout all walks of life. ”


Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys

“Europe's Hottest B2B Startup Accelerator”


StoryBox

StoryBox

“The key to asynchronous video communication. An indispensable SaaS tool for hybrid workplaces.”


Supliful

Supliful

“We are the platform to start your own private label. Risk-free, quick, and simple with on-demand fulfillment.”


Swarm Analytics

Swarm Analytics

“Saas platform solving real-world data challenges with computer vision and edge computing solution”


Talkie.ai

Talkie.ai

“Automate your contact center
thanks to smart AI voicebots
in a Buy-or-Build™ platform”


Velaris

Velaris

“Powerful SaaS Customer Success Platform that puts your operational cadence in place.”


We Make Games

We Make Games

“Mobile game studio responsible for NFT title Gems & Goblins”


ZeePrime

ZeePrime

“Totally supercool and chilled VC investing in crypto, programmable assets and collaborative intelligence”

CONTACT

ADDRESS

ZAKA Startup a.s.

HubHub, Panská 2,
110 00 Prague,
Czechia

hey@zaka.vc

ZAKA