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.
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.
We actively advise and bring a pool of experts to the table.
We are investing our own money, meaning our motivation to help you succeed is much stronger, compared to classical VCs.
We are all about speed and flexibility, co- investments, lead investments, convertible notes, YC SAFEs, you name it.
Partners and managers at ZAKA have combined experience of over 100 years in business and wide portfolio of companies which can support you.
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.
“Fast investment decisions, straight and fair negotiations, overall no bullshit approach. ”
“As a founder I really like the supportive and personal approach offered by ZAKA. Strong expertise which is coming from their entrepreneurial background.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
Junior Analyst & Member of Supervisory Board
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.
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..
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.
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.
Member of Supervisory Board
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