Our experience and capital for your startup

Have a startup in the pre-seed or seed phase? Make the most of our capital, many years of business experience and extensive contacts.

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About us

Supporting innovative ideas from the start

More about ZAKA!

We are ZAKA. A unique kind of investment company that partners with companies that excite us with their innovative ideas. We are especially interested in projects in the pre-seed and seed phases in search for a reliable partner for their growth. With more than 20 years of experience running businesses in a wide range of sectors, we offer not only capital, but also extensive cross-sectional contacts, know-how, fast feedback and active cooperation on the project. 

Fast approval process

Investments from 50 000 EUR to 500 000 EUR

Top notch team with years of business experience

Supporting female founders

An honest and responsible approach

20+ years of running businesses

Peter and Jan have joined forces to lend a helping hand and development capital to the Central European innovation ecosystem. Over the past decades, they have built dozens of successful companies in various industries and have come into contact with a large number of clever and active founders. Together with a passion for building their family businesses, they want to pass these experiences to the coming generation of entrepreneurs.

Slavo Tuleja
Investment Manager & CEO
Andrej Petrus
Investment Manager & CFO
Valentína Kasperová
Chairman of the Board
Daniel Bachor
Member of the Board
Karolína Kasperová
Partner
Samuel Zálešák
Partner

OUR PROCESS

From first contact to first investment

01
Filling out the registration form

Fill out the form describing your project. Be straightforward and factual – the better you describe it, the bigger the chance of success.

02
Feedback within 10 days

Within 10 days we will let you know if we are interested in the project and would like to continue analyzing it further. If not, we will give you honest feedback immediately. 

03
Investment

After a detailed analysis, we decide whether to invite you to a personal presentation where a more detailed discussion about investment would take place. 

Supporting women entreprenerus is a key part of our manifesto

Founders determined to start their own businesses often face a lonesome and complicated position. At ZAKA, we want to serve as a source of long-term stability. This lonesome and complicated position can be especially pronounced for female founders. We want to actively help women entrepreneurs who are under-represented in the world of venture capital, ensure equal opportunities and encourage all types of founders to enter the world of business. 

The daughters of both of our founders are entrepreneurs themselves, with Valentina, chairman of ZAKA's Board of Directors, having on hands experience in the startup world as well after having led one of the biggest and most prominent startup event platforms in Slovakia, FutureNow for two years. It is also thanks to these experiences that we know what problems women in business face and are ready to help them.

The fact that women in business tend to be more successful is not only backed up by intuition, but also by numbers!

35 %

According to the Kauffman Foundation, private technology companies run by women are more capital-efficient and achieve 35% higher ROI, even having 12% higher income than startups run by men.

5 %

According to BCG, start-ups founded or co-founded by women generated 5% more cumulative returns over a five-year period.

10 %

According to MSCI ESG Research, companies in the MSCI World Index with a strong female leadership achieved a return on equity of 10.1% per year compared to 7.4% of companies that do not have women in their leadership.

45 %

Companies that reported above-average diversity in their management teams also reported revenue from innovations that was higher than that of companies with below-average manager diversity – 45% of total revenue versus only 26%.