We invest in European later- and growth-stage technology companies with global ambitions and potential.

We partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and help them build disruptive businesses that become global leaders.

Our team operates in Warsaw, New York and Berlin, giving us a unique capability to support our portfolio companies in their international growth.

STRATEGY

We support growth of technology companies with investments from Series A to Series C. We leverage our international experience and network to help our portfolio teams in achieving global success.

GEOGRAPHY

We partner with ambitious tech entrepreneurs and companies originating across Central Europe, (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania), DACH countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and the Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) and support their global growth.

SECTORS

We focus on sectors where we can add value in crafting a winning strategy for a new business. Specific verticals of our interest are: FinTech, Mobile and IoT, B2B technology-based services, MedTech, Robotics , AI and Machine Learning.

Team

We are a team of passionate venture capital and corporate executives with 20 years of experience in international VC and tech industries. Our offices are in Warsaw and New York.

Sylwester Janik

GENERAL PARTNER
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Sylwester is a Founding Partner of Cogito Capital Partners and is responsible for the Fund’s Fintech, Mobile and IoT, AI & Machine Learning and Consumer Internet investments. Prior to Cogito, Sylwester was a Senior Partner and Member of the Board at MCI Capital, where he led the team of MCI.TechVenture Fund (EUR 250M+ AUM), focused on growth technology investments in Central Europe, Western Europe, Russia and Turkey.

Among Sylwester’s investments were Azimo, Answear, MarketInvoice, Morele.net, Travelata, iZettle (acquired by PayPal for $2.2B). He also completed several successful exits including Invia, One-2-One, NaviExpert, NetPress and NetRetail Holding and served as the board member of more than 15 companies.

Sylwester has 20 years of experience in VC/growth technology investments, strategic management, business development and M&A gained at senior executive roles among others at Lockheed Martin Technology Accelerator, ATM SA and PwC. He also has served as the Vice President of Polish Private Equity Association (2011-2018).

Sylwester holds an MBA in Strategic Management of Technology and e-Business from Cass Business School in London, UK.

Sylwester is based in Warsaw.

Martin Jasinski

GENERAL PARTNER
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Martin is a Founding Partner of Cogito Capital Partners and is responsible for the Fund’s Mobile and IoT, B2B services and MedTech investments.

Prior to Cogito, Martin was a Managing Partner at New Europe Ventures, a NYC-based venture fund focused on technology investments originating in Poland. Among Martin’s investments were Medicalgorithmics, OncoArendi, Estimote, AirHelp, Silvair, ExplainEverything, PiLab, JIVR Bike, Eventory, Waltz, VR Global.

Martin has also had a successful career as a senior executive with broad management experience ranging from large corporate structures (Verizon, Tata Communications Growth Ventures), to management consulting (Aricent), to venture funded startups (Edgix). His 20 year business experience covered a range of senior roles in corporate strategy and development, product management, business development and R&D management.

Martin holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in New York.

Martin is based in New York City and Warsaw.