Experienced Professionals

Ireneusz Tomczak

MANAGING PARTNER

+48 (22) 314 14 60


For almost 10 years, he has been investing in and developing projects related to knowledge and education. Co-founder and partner of three early stage funds: Nowy Horyzont (Operational Programme - Innovative Economy 3.1), Knowledge Hub and AgriTech. Entrepreneur, expert, investor specializing in creating new business projects and building their value, involved especially in R&D projects and technology transfer.
From the beginning of his career, he has been associated with the training and consulting market in Poland. Co-founder of the emerging T&D market, founding member of PSTD (Polish Society for Training and Development, ASTD branch), Board Member and then President in IFTDO (International Federation of Training & Development Organizations) from 2008, a global HRD organization bringing together nearly 700,000 members from 40 countries.
Since 2006, the founder and President of the Management Observatory Foundation, an Innovation Center accredited by the Ministry of Development. Initiator of the ecosystem for a group of projects related to the development of digital education under a common Digital Knowledge sub-brand.

Dagmara Strzębicka

INVESTMENT MANAGER


Has over ten years of experience in seed investments, mainly as an associate of funds and individual investors, including Trio Fund, Black Swan Fund, Lewiatan Business Angels. Specializes in business modeling, assessment of market potential, strategic marketing and capital raising. As a trainer and mentor in acceleration programs and startup competitions, she helps to better understand business mechanisms, rethink a model and verify the chances of a successful project. Dagmara is responsible for acquiring and accepting projects, supervising the investment process and cooperating with portfolio companies.

Marcin Pytel

INVESTMENT MANAGER


Marcin Pytel is an investor well known in Polish startup environment. His portfolio includes the most valuable projects of the Polish Internet. He invests in innovative technological projects, such as Brainly, DocPlanner and GoldenLine and is actively engaged in their development.
He is responsible for creating concepts and development strategies. He participates in financing the tops of Polish startups in the area of edtech, gaming and hrtech. He took part in gaining next rounds of financing and exits in the environment of international funds, like Point Nine Capital, American General Catalyst Partners and Naspers.

Remigiusz Czerniej

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)


Specialist in the area of ICT projects development with particular emphasis on ICT, software and cyber security technologies. For over 10 years, he has been financing and developing innovative projects realized with the participation of research and implementation teams, which resulted in numerous investments completed with effective commercialization and business successes. In addition, thanks to work on international markets, Remigiusz has extensive contacts both in technology and telecommunications corporations, mainly in China, the USA, Europe and Israel. Remigiusz is involved in the sourcing and development of projects, increasing value and supporting companies in the development of sales and strategic partnerships.

Jan Wykrytowicz

INVESTMENT MANAGER


Expert in the field of research and business strategies (including digital transformations) with several years of experience in building and developing brands on the media market. He held managerial positions in the largest media companies in Poland – CANAL + and TVN. In 2015-2017, he launched and managed one of the first Corporate VC in Poland – TVN Ventures. He advises in investment processes at the seed stage and early stage growth. Juror at international startup competitions. He lectures at the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw. As an investment manager, Jan is responsible for project acquisition and comprehensive supervision of the investment process as well as management of portfolio companies.

Anna Kornaszewska Styś

CFO (Chief Finance Officer)


Financial director with 20 years of experience in the position related to financial management, especially in the startup environment. Anna has a thorough knowledge in managing finances, financial and management accounting, tax regulations as well as experience and skills in team management. She has extensive experience in running company's financial risk, planning and keeping financial records as well as reporting to the higher levels in the company. As an external Finance Director, she has financial and controlling supervision over a portfolio of over 40 companies under 2 VC funds.

Monika Nowacka-Sahin

Business Acceleration Expert


Expert in the area of designing education and training programs. Manager of major education and training projects co-financed with EU funds, including: ‘Profesjonalny Menedżer E-biznesu’ (Professional E-Business Manager), ‘Nowe Media w Edukacji’ (New Media in Education). For years, she has been assisting the placement of event projects, also supported by modern technologies. Originator and organizer of several hundred events, workshops, business trainings with several years of experience including HR Congress, Sales Congress and many more. Currently, she collaborates with the Digital Knowledge Observatory, creates and implements educational projects in the Digital Knowledge Village Foundation’s conference and technology center.

Piotr Maczuga

CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer)


For over a decade, he has dealt with the issues of using new technologies in adult education. Co-author of textbooks on webinars, webcasts, knowledge pills and other methodologies. Author of trainings in the use of multimedia in learning and business as well as publications devoted to this subject. On a daily basis, he heads the Digital Knowledge Lab – the largest production studio of educational multimedia in Poland operating within the Digital Knowledge Village ecosystem. He lectures at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences..

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela