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

Predominantly, we support growth of technology companies with investments at Series B & 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 operating in Central Europe, that have the potential to expand into other European markets and the USA.

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: enterprise software, fintech & insurtech and mobility.

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

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, one of the leading European private equity group 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.

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.

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Martin Jasinski

GENERAL PARTNER

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.

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.

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Norbert Kruszewski

PRINCIPAL

Norbert is a Principal of Cogito Capital Partners and focuses on investment opportunities in B2B services, SaaS, AI and Machine Learning.

Before joining Cogito, Norbert was an investment director at MCI Capital, where over 8 years was engaged in a number of early- and growth-stage tech investments (from initial investment, through portfolio management and exit) across Central Europe. Prior to MCI Capital, Norbert worked in the investment banking departments of Credit Suisse and Rothschild, and also as a financial analyst with Nestle. He is a certified international investment analyst (CIIA), a licensed investment advisor and stock broker.

Norbert has MA in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics.

Norbert is based in Warsaw.

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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, one of the leading European private equity group 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Norbert is a Principal of Cogito Capital Partners and focuses on investment opportunities in B2B services, SaaS, AI and Machine Learning.

Before joining Cogito, Norbert was an investment director at MCI Capital, where over 8 years was engaged in a number of early- and growth-stage tech investments (from initial investment, through portfolio management and exit) across Central Europe. Prior to MCI Capital, Norbert worked in the investment banking departments of Credit Suisse and Rothschild, and also as a financial analyst with Nestle. He is a certified international investment analyst (CIIA), a licensed investment advisor and stock broker.

Norbert has MA in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics.

Norbert is based in Warsaw.

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Lukasz Przyzycki

CFO

Lukasz is the Chief Financial Officer of Cogito Capital Partners and manages all aspects of fund operations and reporting.

Lukasz joined Cogito from Innova Capital, a Warsaw-based private equity fund. Over the last 5 years Lukasz was a key member of Innova’s finance operations team and managed the fund’s administrative processes, day-to-day financial controlling of Innova’s funds and fund performance reporting. Prior to that, Lukasz was with PKF Consulting, an audit and tax advisory firm, where he was an audit supervisor for 5 years working with a variety of corporate clients.

Lukasz has MA in Finance and Accounting from Lodz University and is in the process of becoming a Certified Investment Management Advisor.

Lukasz is based in Warsaw.

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Dorota Kuczmarska

Office Manager

Dorota manages all daily office operations of the Warsaw office while providing administrative support to the Cogito team.

Prior to Cogito, Dorota was with MCI Capital and with an advertising agency where she managed administrative and operational functions and was responsible for event planning.

Dorota studied sociology at Finance and Business Vistula Academy in Warsaw.

Dorota is based in Warsaw.

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Lukasz is the Chief Financial Officer of Cogito Capital Partners and manages all aspects of fund operations and reporting.

Lukasz joined Cogito from Innova Capital, a Warsaw-based private equity fund. Over the last 5 years Lukasz was a key member of Innova’s finance operations team and managed the fund’s administrative processes, day-to-day financial controlling of Innova’s funds and fund performance reporting. Prior to that, Lukasz was with PKF Consulting, an audit and tax advisory firm, where he was an audit supervisor for 5 years working with a variety of corporate clients.

Lukasz has MA in Finance and Accounting from Lodz University and is in the process of becoming a Certified Investment Management Advisor.

Lukasz is based in Warsaw.

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Dorota manages all daily office operations of the Warsaw office while providing administrative support to the Cogito team.

Prior to Cogito, Dorota was with MCI Capital and with an advertising agency where she managed administrative and operational functions and was responsible for event planning.

Dorota studied sociology at Finance and Business Vistula Academy in Warsaw.

Dorota is based in Warsaw.

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