Tomas Zrubecky

The end of job dissatisfaction. DEPO Ventures invests in a startup that completely changes job searc

Most often people resign at work due to unsatisfactory corporate culture. However, companies often do not examine the match between the needs of employees and their direction during recruitment. Startup Supertalent wants to change that. It will help people looking for work to find the company that best suits them. The company has now received two and a half million Czech crowns from DEPO Ventures. The Central European startup accelerator StartupYard also invested in the startup. The current investment round is not closed yet, other investors from Europe and the USA are in play.

Business Angels in The Czech Republic Research 2021 just came out!

Business Angels in The Czech Republic Research 2021 just came out!

Angel investors do not lose the desire to continue investing. About a quarter of them intend to significantly increase the amount of venture capital this year. Half want to invest a similar amount of funds in startups at an early stage of development as last year. In addition, they are proving to be gradually increasing the frequency of their investments.

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5 Important questions you should ask yourself before investing in startup

Portfolio management involves selecting and managing an investment policy that minimizes risk and maximizes return on investments. There are many complexities which is why many people turn toward expert financial advisors to help them navigate the tricky waters of investing and the financial marketplace. Read below to educate yourself on the basics of portfolio management and importance of a portfolio management strategy. After reading the article you should be able to set up your own investment strategy.

Petr Sima a Michal Vajskebr

How not to fall victim to your own success

Managers in their fifties should not throw the towel in yet; startups are not just for young people. We are entering a period of fluid relations, headhunter Michal Vajskebr and startup investor Petr Šíma both agree.

Engaged Investment Conference

The Engaged Investment conference hosted important  faces, offered workshops and networking

Our annual Engaged Investments Conference brought many business angels and experts together. It was an amazing event and we were overwhelmed by the large number of our participants.


What is a Syndicate and how does it work?

Do you feel like you reached your professional growth? Do you feel you are no longer moving anywhere? If so, then this is a good time for you to start investing in startups. It is the best way to support the next generation. In addition, the startup world is extremely interesting. You can see new technologies and meet incredibly smart startup founders with a huge motivation and desire to change something. One way how to invest is through a syndicate. It's a great way to invest a smaller amount, so you can afford to invest in more startups and diversify investment risk. If you want to find out more about syndicate and its benefits keep reading.

DEPO Ventures, Angel investing

The most important things you should know about angel investing

Angel investing is undoubtedly one of the interesting ways to invest but it's not for everyone. To become an angel investor, first, you must have a correctly set "mindset". You need to be ready for the fact that investing in VC is highly risky and you can quickly lose your investment. On the other hand, you can help with your money, time, experience, and contacts, thus reducing the risk of failure of a given startup and you can participate in new technology development and the future. Does it feel like an exciting roller coaster ride? For sure, it is. Read the most important things you need to know about angel investing.

Depo ventures, Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Financing from business angels is critical to the success of early-stage startups. Recent estimates suggest that Czech Republic has been below the other countries in Europe in terms of both the number of business angels and amount of the investments. Many details about Czech business angels have escaped public knowledge. To put it simply, there is a lack of knowledge on investment opportunities of Czech business angels.

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Investing in Europe vs the United States

More than 90% of European early-stage investments came from angel investors’ capital in 2019. The size of the angel investment market is more than EUR 10 billion in Europe and more than USD 26 billion in the US and Canada.

Petr Sima

Czech institutions should support Investor's education more. There is a huge potential

While in the Baltics it is quite obvious that the local investment environment is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and other important institutions, in the Czech Republic we can only dream about it. Why should not only our Chamber of Commerce, but also various unions or associations of small and medium-sized enterprises actively participate in the startup business?

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