The founder and the CEO of YouNick Mint – Poland’s first operational investment fund known for its committed and partner approach to start-ups.
A manager and an investor with over 20 years of experience. An originator of numerous market successes: she established Nickel Development (Poznań’s leading real estate development company) and the YouNick Technology Park (Poland’s first private technology park in Poland, providing over 150 companies with “a roof over their heads” and the possibility of development).
Titles awarded: “The One Who Changes Polish Industry” (2010) and “Enterprise of the Future” (2016).
Marketer with data driven background. Co-responsible for the development of the largest Polish network of non-public higher education institutions, a leader of the data centre market and the first Polish cloud computing service.
At YouNick Mint, he focuses on new business fields, in particular Industry 4.0 innovations. He works with originators, developing market advantages of their projects. At the same time, he focuses on developing value propositions for recipients and the effectiveness of achieving business goals.
A graduate of Executive MBA at the Leeds University Business School. An Investment Manager of the YouNick Mint experienced in technology scouting, pipeline building, investment process and operational support for portfolio companies. He works with numerous scientific units across the country.
He supports start-up events as a mentor and innovation incubator programmes as a member of investment boards.
Worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry where he marketed different medicinal products – including for Alzheimer’s treatment, psychiatry and neurology, gastroenterology, allergology and analgesia.
Proficient in developing sales strategies, pricing policy and marketing campaigns, he also used this knowledge in R&D, developing new areas of application of existing medicines together with the R&D department and planning a new introduction strategy.
For several years working on business initiatives and companies based on technologies. Have the opportunity to cooperate with recognized tech companies and great startups teams as well. Experienced in activities between traditional business, startups, science and public administration. Co-founded award-winning projects like Startup Poznań and Startup Weekend Poznań with Techstars. Invited as a speaker to tech industry events. At Younick Mint responsible for scouting, structuring transations and support of portfolio companies in business development and consecutive rounds fundraising.
Legal advisor with significant experience in investment and M&A transactions with financing including public funds. Created package of legal solutions for one of first legal bookmakers and has experience in complicated debt restructuring transactions and construction law.
At YouNick Mint, he is responsible for the legal side of the business, ranging from general financing agreements with private and public entities (including engaging of public funds), to packages of solutions for investments in portfolio companies.
A graduate of Experimental Biology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Experienced in EU funds fundraising and investment projects management. At YouNick Mint responsible for administrative support of the fund team and for providing technological evaluation of pipeline projects. He has also vast experience in sales and management, gained working as a Marketing and Sales Manager in tech companies.