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Team

Co-Founder
& Managing Partner

Jan Kasper

Experienced entrepreneur operating 47 companies in 5 countries, mainly in Retail, MarCom, Energy, Mobility. Obtained his MBA at Webster and PHDt Comenius University and University of Economics.

Co-Founder
& Partner

Peter Zalesak

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.

Head of
Investment
Committee

Andrej Petrus

From working in venture building and in M&A and strategy consulting, Andrej is now leading ZAKA's investment committee. Lived for four years in Berlin for studies at the Humboldt University, currently based in Prague. Newton Venture Fellow, Forbes 30u30.

Head of
Portfolio and
Communication

Natalia Mikusova

After years of marketing experience in leading positions, Natalia is now in charge of deal flow, portfolio management and PR at ZAKA VC. She studied mass media and psychology at University of Vienna.

Head of
Operation

Marian Mudry

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

Advisor

Jan Buza

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.

Analyst
& Member of
Supervisory Board

Samo Zalesak

Samo holds an engineering background specializing in energy and renewables, complemented by a wealth portfolio management track record. As an analyst, Samo's favorite investment deals yield not only 50x returns but also foster scalable, sustainable growth with a meaningful environmental and societal impact.

Chairman
of the Board

Karolina Kasperova

Tech & innovation enthusiast. Graduate from Les Roches Global Hospitality and University of Bath.

Partnership
Manager

Jan Kasper Jr.

Jan is in charge of developing partnerships with schools in the hopes of finding young innovative talent as well as helping out with the running of our accelerator AceOn. He studied at Arizona State University and UCLan.

Member
of the Board

Daniel Bachor

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

Valentina Kasper Rosputinska

After studying in London and returning to Slovakia, Valentina started being active in the startup community. She was the director of the FutureNow conference and also a strong inspiration for the creation of ZAKA VC.