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About

We have invested in dozens of projects at various stages of development and made many successful exits with outstanding rates of return.

Since the inception of our company we engage in R&D activities constituting the foundation of innovation.

Companies are failing every day, but people don’t. We believe that in contrast to individual investments, putting a bet on exceptional talents and teams of innovators, and building long-term relationships with them, constitutes the most valuable asset.

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  • Filip Granek, CTO and Co-founder at XTPL

    The development of a nanotechnology startup requires taking effective action on many fronts: R&D activities, cooperation with international patent office in the field of intellectual property protection, fundraising, establishment of contacts with scientific and industry partners at home and abroad.

    In all these areas we can count on the great support and active involvement of the Leonarto team. The modus operandi of Leonarto perfectly reflects the meaning of the phrase “smart money”.

    Filip Granek, CTO and Co-founder at XTPL
  • Michał Wronecki, CEO at Bioavlee

    Leonarto is for Bioavlee an invaluable partner in formulating and implementing strategic plans towards sustainable development. The focus on providing an atmosphere of openness that supports unfettered exchange of ideas, views and experiences are the features of our daily relationships.

    The support and advice of an experienced team of specialists at Leonarto invariably turn out to be very useful for us in building strategic advantages and key operational improvements.

    The existing cooperation with Leonarto has brought Bioavlee benefits beyond our expectations.

    Michał Wronecki, CEO at Bioavlee
  • Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Co-founder and CEO at Nestmedic

    The transition path from idea to our product (Pregnabit) required a combination of competences and resources from many areas. Getting to the stage where we are today would not be possible without the professional and relational support of the Leonarto team.

    Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Co-founder and CEO at Nestmedic
  • Tomasz Florczak, Co-founder at Challengerocket.com

    Leonarto is primarily professional entrepreneurs. A flesh and blood business people hardened in market battles. They are people who have gone all the way in building companies from scratch, and they understand the obstacles that are lurking on the way. Thanks to that their support is real. There is no place for purely theoretical, academic mentoring here. We are really helped in moving our business to the wide waters.

    Tomasz Florczak, Co-founder at Challengerocket.com
  • Miron Tokarski, Co-founder and CEO at Genomtec

    Due to the achievements to date in supporting the development of early-stage technology companies in the field of medical solutions, the Leonarto fund was the natural choice for Genomtec. Thanks to the experienced Leonarto team, Genomtec was able to significantly accelerate the development of its technology, and also obtained valuable support in the area of ​​intellectual property protection and development of the Company’s market strategy.

    Miron Tokarski, Co-founder and CEO at Genomtec
  • Maciej Klemm, Co-founder at Advanced Protection Systems

    Through marketing and business support, cooperation with Leonarto has allowed us to accelerate the commercialization process and the expansion of sales and business development teams. As a VC fund, Leonarto has a very partnership approach to start-ups and provides invaluable contacts in the capital market.

    Maciej Klemm, Co-founder at Advanced Protection Systems
  • Krzysztof Sobczak, Co-founder and CEO at Emplocity

    Leonarto support allows us to look far into the future, refine the strategy and answer difficult questions. In addition to the financial background, we gained a partner who willingly shares his knowledge, experience and business know-how. The vision of a global company has become a plan. Together with Leonarto, we started to implement it.

    Krzysztof Sobczak, Co-founder and CEO at Emplocity
  • Adam Dąbrowski, CEO at Funeda

    Every company at an early stage of development struggles with the basic paradox about how to survive the coming months, and at the same time develop the organization towards the strategic goals. Leonarto managers understand these challenges perfectly, they approach business realistically and ambitiously. They see the current problems that we face every day and support us in creating long-term priorities. What we particularly value in cooperation with Leonarto is directness and honesty. However, in business there is nothing for free: Leonarto gives a lot, but also demands a lot.

    Adam Dąbrowski, CEO at Funeda
  • Filip Granek, CTO and Co-founder at XTPL

    The development of a nanotechnology startup requires taking effective action on many fronts: R&D activities, cooperation with international patent office in the field of intellectual property protection, fundraising, establishment of contacts with scientific and industry partners at home and abroad.

    In all these areas we can count on the great support and active involvement of the Leonarto team. The modus operandi of Leonarto perfectly reflects the meaning of the phrase “smart money”.

    Filip Granek, CTO and Co-founder at XTPL
  • Michał Wronecki, CEO at Bioavlee

    Leonarto is for Bioavlee an invaluable partner in formulating and implementing strategic plans towards sustainable development. The focus on providing an atmosphere of openness that supports unfettered exchange of ideas, views and experiences are the features of our daily relationships.

    The support and advice of an experienced team of specialists at Leonarto invariably turn out to be very useful for us in building strategic advantages and key operational improvements.

    The existing cooperation with Leonarto has brought Bioavlee benefits beyond our expectations.

    Michał Wronecki, CEO at Bioavlee
  • Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Co-founder and CEO at Nestmedic

    The transition path from idea to our product (Pregnabit) required a combination of competences and resources from many areas. Getting to the stage where we are today would not be possible without the professional and relational support of the Leonarto team.

    Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Co-founder and CEO at Nestmedic
  • Tomasz Florczak, Co-founder at Challengerocket.com

    Leonarto is primarily professional entrepreneurs. A flesh and blood business people hardened in market battles. They are people who have gone all the way in building companies from scratch, and they understand the obstacles that are lurking on the way. Thanks to that their support is real. There is no place for purely theoretical, academic mentoring here. We are really helped in moving our business to the wide waters.

    Tomasz Florczak, Co-founder at Challengerocket.com
  • Miron Tokarski, Co-founder and CEO at Genomtec

    Due to the achievements to date in supporting the development of early-stage technology companies in the field of medical solutions, the Leonarto fund was the natural choice for Genomtec. Thanks to the experienced Leonarto team, Genomtec was able to significantly accelerate the development of its technology, and also obtained valuable support in the area of ​​intellectual property protection and development of the Company’s market strategy.

    Miron Tokarski, Co-founder and CEO at Genomtec
  • Maciej Klemm, Co-founder at Advanced Protection Systems

    Through marketing and business support, cooperation with Leonarto has allowed us to accelerate the commercialization process and the expansion of sales and business development teams. As a VC fund, Leonarto has a very partnership approach to start-ups and provides invaluable contacts in the capital market.

    Maciej Klemm, Co-founder at Advanced Protection Systems
  • Krzysztof Sobczak, Co-founder and CEO at Emplocity

    Leonarto support allows us to look far into the future, refine the strategy and answer difficult questions. In addition to the financial background, we gained a partner who willingly shares his knowledge, experience and business know-how. The vision of a global company has become a plan. Together with Leonarto, we started to implement it.

    Krzysztof Sobczak, Co-founder and CEO at Emplocity
  • Adam Dąbrowski, CEO at Funeda

    Every company at an early stage of development struggles with the basic paradox about how to survive the coming months, and at the same time develop the organization towards the strategic goals. Leonarto managers understand these challenges perfectly, they approach business realistically and ambitiously. They see the current problems that we face every day and support us in creating long-term priorities. What we particularly value in cooperation with Leonarto is directness and honesty. However, in business there is nothing for free: Leonarto gives a lot, but also demands a lot.

    Adam Dąbrowski, CEO at Funeda
our-team

People

At Leonardo, we believe that passion and diversity of competencies on the team are the key prerequisites for the creation of original solutions and the pursuit of ambitious objectives.

Konrad Pankiewicz

Konrad Pankiewicz

Managing Partner, Investor View Details
Cezary Iwan

Cezary Iwan

Investment Director View Details
Anna Karpeta

Anna Karpeta

Associate Partner, Investment Manager View Details
Magdalena Surowiec

Magdalena Surowiec

Managing Partner View Details
Beata Turlejska-Zduńczyk

Beata Turlejska-Zduńczyk

Managing Partner View Details
Leszek Zaremba

Leszek Zaremba

Managing Partner View Details
Konrad Pankiewicz

Konrad Pankiewicz

Managing Partner, Investor

A graduate of the Wrocław University of Economics, Faculty of Management and Computer Science. For 16 years has been working in sales and marketing. Co-founder and CEO of SMT Group (formerly ADV). He has 9 years of experience in capital markets and is responsible for almost all acquisitions and new businesses (subsidiaries) within the SMT Group. He was directly responsible for the debut of ADV.pl SA on the NewConnect market and the transition of the company – Grupa ADV SA – to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Under his supervision, the Group went public with SMT Software SA and Codemedia SA. He was directly responsible for attracting institutional investors to the shareholding of the SMT Group.

As CEO of SMT SA (WSE) Konrad raised its value from PLN 24 million in 2007 to 202 million n 2015. In 2011 he received a special award in the Entrepreneur of the Year competition organized by Ernst & Young “for innovative and unique solutions in the area of digital communications, innovative technologies and e-commerce.”

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SMT SA, the European Medical Fund SA, XTPL SA and Codemedia SA. Member of the Supervisory Board of Bioavlee Sp. z o. o. and Storic Sp. z o. o.

Cezary Iwan

Cezary Iwan

Investment Director

Economist, obtained Master’s and PhD degrees from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Scholar of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

From 2010 to 2014, Cezary coordinated all activities related to the identification, evaluation, and commercialization of innovations through the formation of early-stage technology start-ups at the Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, under the framework of the project „Accelerator EIT+ of innovative companies with hybrid industry profiles” (total budget PLN 13 million) financed from public funds under Measure 3.1 of the Operational Program Innovative Economy (POIG). 14 companies were established as a result of the implementation of the project (among others Infermedica, S4GA, Incuvo, Numed, InnovaLab, Nanovectors).

Economic Expert of the National Centre for Research and Development and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
Graduate of the scholarship program “Top500 Innovators: Science, Management, Commercialization” of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education at Stanford University in California (2012).
He gained his first professional experience in international corporations, participating in, among others, the creation of the Wrocław branch of Google.

Anna Karpeta

Anna Karpeta

Associate Partner, Investment Manager

Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (Finance and Accounting) and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (International Business).

In the years 2013-2016 she was the director and co-owner of the investment fund Platinum Seed Incubator, which at that time was the grant beneficiary under Measure 3.1 of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. She took an active part in the evaluation of business plans, pre-incubation of companies and supervised the activities of more than a dozen portfolio companies.

She gained prior professional experience in international financial corporations, including Deloitte, KPMG, Bosch, Global Audit Partner.

Anna is the president of the Platinum Foundation, which aims to promote entrepreneurship, the creation of instruments of cooperation between science, business and public institutions based on modern solutions, as well as the development of international cooperation in the implementation of innovation.

Magdalena Surowiec

Magdalena Surowiec

Managing Partner

15 years of experience in management and marketing has been gained by working in Lemon Sky, one of the leading digital agencies in Poland.
Starting from the role of Project Manager, she had the opportunity to co-create and implement effective marketing campaigns for brands such as Nestle, Orange, Tesco.
In the years 2010-2014 she was the President of the Management Board responsible for the long-term growth of the company. Market position, agency value, customer portfolio sparked interest in global advertising companies, and as a result, in March 2014, Lemon Sky became part of J.Walter Thompson’s -the oldest world wide agency.

In addition, lecturer at the University of Wrocław, shares with students her experiences how to build brand image in the world of traditional and digital media.

Magda has extensive experience in developing business strategies, building effective teams (especially in the tech-creative environment), managing crisis situations, planning and implementing sales and marketing strategies.

Beata Turlejska-Zduńczyk

Beata Turlejska-Zduńczyk

Managing Partner

Master in economics, specialist in human resources management and marketing. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Lazarski University in Warsaw.
Co-managed one of the largest marketing agencies in the area of activation, events, mechandising and field force outsourcing. For 8 years Beata was responsible for clients’ marketing budgets with an annual value of PLN 50M (including Nestle, Unilever, Coty, Pepsi). She built, trained and managed the terrain structure of over 2,000 people throughout Poland. In 2002, she planned and carried out the largest logistics project in CEE for the reinstallation of 300,000 satellite dishes during the merger of Vision and Cyfra.
In 2008, she joined ADV.pl (later Lemon Sky), one of the largest and most dynamically developing interactive agencies, acting as the Sales and Service Director. Initially, she was responsible for customer service and sales in order to enter the company’s board in 2010. At the turn of 2013/2014 Beata was responsible for preparing the company for sale and negotiations with the buyer, which became the WPP network (the largest network of advertising companies in the world). The transaction closed with PLN 21M.
After the success of the sale, Beata took the position of the president of the board of two companies to guide them in a way that would enable synergy of activities. Beata advises strategically companies such as Bayer, Mazda and Nestle.

Leszek Zaremba

Leszek Zaremba

Managing Partner

He started his professional career at the Research and Development Center of KGHM CUPRUM, where he was responsible for organizing the innovation and project management system, managing the portfolio of projects implemented in the Company and closely cooperating with the Management Board in the scope of defining and implementing development strategies.
From May 2015, he became the Director of the Research and Innovation Department at the Head Office of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., being co-responsible for managing innovations in the Company, managing the portfolio of research and development projects, creating a knowledge management system and building a Knowledge Center within the Capital Group.
In August 2016, Leszek joined techBrainers, a consulting company specializing in brokerage, financing and innovation management, where he had the opportunity to work and co-create solutions for large companies, including from the energy sector. Co-founder of the methodology of defining the Strategic Research Agenda, Total Innovation Audit and the Pilot Maker program implemented as part of the ScaleUp initiative. The Pilot Maker program, of which he was the coordinator, combined the potential of over 50 Startups with the potential of such companies as TAURON, KROSS, AMPLUS, ASSECO and CARREFOUR.

A graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management at the Wrocław University of Technology. Certified IPMA Project Manager.

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Value proposition

FOR ENTREPRENEURS & INVENTORS

We invest in technology-driven business ventures at early stages of development. We provide inventors with all the necessary resources and comprehensive professional, operational and networking support at each part of the value creation chain.

Whether you are working on an innovative medical device, a new solution in the area of robotics, a web-based platform, or a new drug, let us know about it.

If we recognize the market potential of your project, we will eagerly roll up our sleeves and help you succeed, using our experience, know-how, and network of contacts.

FOR COMPANIES

In addition to investing in early-stage technology projects, we also provide expert services. These cover business consulting, technology brokerage, managerial and analytical support, as well as customer acquisition and financing for innovative projects (from private and/or public sources).

We help companies from various industries to solve technological problems and to introduce new products and processes. One of the key success drivers is our extensive network in academia and close cooperation with numerous R&D centres in Poland and abroad.

FOR INVESTORS

We cooperate readily with seed capital investors and VC funds to engage in co-investments and to exchange information, experiences, and contacts. We believe that creating rivalries among investors doesn’t create a lot of value. For us, working together to build great companies and stimulate entrepreneurship is what creates a lot of value.

portfolio

Portfolio

We invest in technological projects with high commercial potential and global ambitions.
Please find below the profiles of our portfolio companies.

BIOAVLEE
Pregnabit
Genomtec Inc.
XTPL
Storic
QUARTICON
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Portfolio Leonarto Alfa

„BORN GLOBAL - Empowering innovation through global collaboration” – investment vehicle Leonarto Alfa supporting R&D projects at early stage of development with a high commercialization potential, through the use of the supply-demand model and by directing the incubated projects towards their globalization.
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SentiOne
BIOTTS S.A.
FUNEDA
RoomSage
Bioceltix
Emplocity
Advanced Protection Systems
ChallengeRocket.com
partners

Partners

Alliances and multifunctional collaboration for development and value creation are encoded in the DNA of Leonarto.
We proudly present to you our strategic partners.

NCBR
Leonarto Alfa
top500 innovators
tech Brainers

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