Protos Venture Capital

Our Team

The Protos VC team is a unique mix of entrepreneurial and fund management skills.


Mariusz Gralewski

Age: 31. A graduate of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology at the Technical University of Warsaw. While still a student, he founded — the biggest social network for professionals in Poland. Founded the largest Polish medical website,, which was later successfully introduced to foreign markets under the logo of Mariusz is a seed investor in,, and

Mariusz is interested in new technologies and modern management processes.


Kuba Ślusarczyk

Age: 32. Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and CEMS International Management programme. For almost 10 years he has been an active participant in Polish start-up scene – both as institutional investor and business angel. Kuba started his professional career at bmp AG, a German venture capital fund, whose investments include, among others,, nokaut or k2internet. Subsequently, he participated in implementation of one of the biggest seed investment in Poland (FM Bank), financed by a private equity fund. Prior to Protos VC, Kuba worked at BBI Capital where he was responsible for finance, reporting, and corporate governance in the portfolio companies.


Krzysztof Nowiński

Age: 50. A graduate of Harvard University, and the Warsaw School of Economics. Has more than 15 years of professional experience in private equity/venture capital and investment banking. In 2010-2011, the CEO at BBI Capital, a private equity fund listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In 2004-2008, Associate Partner at bmp AG, a German venture capital fund listed on the Frankfurt and Warsaw stock exchanges,responsible for sourcing and executing bmp’s investments in Poland. A Management Board member at CA-IB Fund Management, a company managing a private equity fund listed on the Warsaw stock exchange with assets of approx. EUR 100 million. A Managing Director at IEG Investment Banking, a German investment bank, responsible for the company’s business in Poland.

Previously, a consultant at McKinsey & Company at its Stockholm and Warsaw offices.


Paweł Sikorski

Age: 37. A graduate of Finance and Banking Department at the Warsaw School of Economics. Has 12 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Worked as a member of the investment banking team in Citibank, Warsaw, for five years (M&A and IPOs). Subsequently, held the position of an Investment Director at Enterprise Investors, a leading private equity fund operating in Central and Eastern Europe. In this capacity, he was responsible for sourcing, executing, and supervising the fund’s investments. Held the position of a Managing Director at a German investment bank IEG Polska.
Paweł has completed private equity transactions totalling more than PLN 1 billion. He also has experience in managing and supervising public companies, e.g. Grupa Kapitałowa Kruk, BBI Capital, and Hardex.


Michał Skrzyński

Age: 31. A graduate of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology at theTechnical University of Warsaw and Department of Management at the Warsaw University. For the last 8 years, an entrepreneur operating in the IT, software and online industries. Co-founded the Pomocni group (,, and – est. 2008), a market leader in helping to find babysitters, repairmen, and housekeepers (sold to Edipresse Polska in 2011).

Michał specialises in IT, Search Engine Optimisation, and Operational Management.


Marcin Kurek

Age: 34. A graduate of the Cracow University of Economics, Tischner European University, and Handelshochschule Leipzig. An entrepreneur and online investor with more than 9 years of relevant experience. Co-founded the Pomocni group (,, and –
the largest Polish recruitment website for families, and households. A seed investor in several online projects such as,, and
His fields of expertise are marketing, business models, and strategic management.