At Venturelab, I am an advisor to early-stage and growth investments. My long-term goal is to establish and foster the search fund community in Hungary, using this up-and-coming investment logic to encourage seasoned managers to develop into a new generation of entrepreneurs.
I graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest with an MSc in Finance and Management and later earned an MBA at INSEAD in Singapore. In the last year of my university studies, I joined the Institutional Client Group of Citibank Hungary, where I worked with top-tier corporations, financial institutions and government entities on their corporate and investment banking needs. This experience gave me valuable insight into the world of finance, with all the tools and solutions it offers for enterprises.
Seeking to move closer to entrepreneurs and management teams, I joined the world of venture capital at Euroventures in Spring 2012. As investment analyst and later as investment manager, I was actively involved in numerous IT and biotech investments and successful exits. In learning the trade at Euroventures - one of Central Europe’s best-established private equity and venture capital firms - I fell in love with venture capital. Working with Euroventures’ two dozen portfolio companies gave me insight into corporate development, business strategy and equity financing. After completing my MBA, I worked for PortfoLion, the venture capital and private equity arm of OTP Group between 2018 and 2020. As investment director of PortfoLion, I designed the revised investment and regional go-to-market strategy of the OTP Digital Private Equity Fund and led multiple early-stage and growth investments. The OTP Digital Private Equity Fund is now on track to become one of the most successful early-stage funds in the region.
Over the past decade, I've been actively involved with several dozen companies in various roles, including deal originator, investor, board member and board observer. I directly participated in numerous platform investments, follow-on transactions and many successful exits, generating exceptional returns for both entrepreneurs and investors. Some milestones I'm proud to be part of:
... and many more success stories (and a few failiures too).
Over the past decade Kristof has been actively involved with more than 15 companies directly in various roles, such as deal sourcer, investor, board member or board observer. This work included the active participation in 30+ platform investments and follow-on transactions.
|BioDiagnostica Kft.||Scientific research||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|EUTECUS HU Kft.||Embedded vision||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|MediMass Kft.||Medical device development||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|M Dental Kft.||Dental Clinic||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|Amand Kft.||Wine trading||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|Bankmonitor Kft.||Price comparison website (banking services)||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|Smile Partner Zrt.||Tooth whitening franchise||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|The Trust Worx Kft.||Ride sharing platform||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|FürgeFutár.hu Kft.||Price comparison website||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|OrthoSera Kft.||Medical device development||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|RisingStack Kft.||Node.JS consulting||Euroventures IV. VC Fund|
|Banzaicloud Zrt.||Big Data - Enterprise IT infrastucrure||OTP Digital PE Fund|
|SEON Kft.||Fraud detection and prevention||OTP Digital PE Fund|
|Tresorit Kft.||Encrypted file sharing and collaboration||Portfolion Regional PE Fund|
|Optoforce Kft.||Force sensors for collaborative robots||Private|