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Calling all Ukrainian start-ups: expand to Europe via Poland! 
Wlodek Laskowski 
Partner, Nomad Fund 
Founder, Polish City...
Poland: ideal test launch pad for your product / service 
Big enough to get tangible results 
Small enough to keep conf...
Centre of European Venture Capital & Business Angels 
SEIS for investments up to GBP 150K (min. 50% tax break) 
EIS for...
Selection of the best candidates: 
Pre-approval to get VC funding 
Automatic entry into a curated crowd-funding platfor...
Soft launch through the Polish City Investment Club 
Investors from the City 
Book-building (securing min. 40% of inves...
Investment teaser (short!) 
Shoot great videos! 
Show the future  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION 
wl@nomadfund.pl 
I wa...
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IDCEE 2014: Recipe For Successful Fundraising: How To Secure An Investment In Poland and/or Run An Equity Crowd Funding Campaign In England - Wlodek Laskowski (Partner @ Nomad Fund, Founder @ City Investment Club)

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Wlodek is a co-founder of Nomad Fund in Krakow, Poland, where he leads investments in early and mid stage ICT companies, an has now set-up his new investment venture: the City Investment Club based in London, England.

Wlodek is particularly interested in SaaS, mobile apps, gaming & gambling as well as the FinTech space and likes highly scalable businesses which have a clear value proposition, ready market and global potential.

Prior to his fund and investment activities, he worked with Central European emigre community (where the companies are established in Western Europe, but their main operations / R&D is located in Central Europe), helping with fundraising and exits (the biggest deal was vaalued at $42MM).

He is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded, led and exited his start-up, BOT Inc.

Wlodek is an ex City investment banker who had a successful corporate career with GE Capital in the US & Europe.

Born in Poland, spend most of his life in London; proud alumni of the London School of Economics.

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IDCEE 2014: Recipe For Successful Fundraising: How To Secure An Investment In Poland and/or Run An Equity Crowd Funding Campaign In England - Wlodek Laskowski (Partner @ Nomad Fund, Founder @ City Investment Club)

  1. 1. Calling all Ukrainian start-ups: expand to Europe via Poland! Wlodek Laskowski Partner, Nomad Fund Founder, Polish City Investment Club
  2. 2. Poland: ideal test launch pad for your product / service Big enough to get tangible results Small enough to keep confidentiality Practical advantages Familiar culture, ease of integration, close to home Relatively inexpensive Easier immigration rules Krakow: CEE centre for start-ups & entrepreneurship Drawing crowd from all over Europe Major university centre (200K+ students!) Best world players are here: Google R&D, Deutsche Telecom hub:raum, IBM, Motorola) Get funded! VC & Seed funds, EU grants & financing available Why Poland / Krakow?
  3. 3. Centre of European Venture Capital & Business Angels SEIS for investments up to GBP 150K (min. 50% tax break) EIS for investments up to GBP 1MM (min. 30% tax break) Across the pond from the Big Brother, yet close to home  Major US VCs are present here The best tax break investment incentive for individuals Great environment & a lot od start-up events Crowd-financing platforms Corporations are open for business Platform for the worldwide expansion Why UK / London?
  4. 4. Selection of the best candidates: Pre-approval to get VC funding Automatic entry into a curated crowd-funding platform Help & assistance with the local set-up Getting necessary paperwork sorted out before you arrive Co-working space offered Welcome party! Condition: a Polish registered company Can be set-up as a holding company (to keep the existing Ukrainian company) Poland/Krakow How do we do it?
  5. 5. Soft launch through the Polish City Investment Club Investors from the City Book-building (securing min. 40% of investment) Smart money Hard launch through a partner crowd-finance platform Pre-approved funding campaign launch Open to a diverse group of European investors Secured investments a driver of success Condition: a UK company Can be set-up as a holding company (to keep the existing lithuanian company) UK/London How do we do it?
  6. 6. Investment teaser (short!) Shoot great videos! Show the future  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION wl@nomadfund.pl I want to join!

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