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Karel Obluk

 

Seasoned top executive and investor, working with top entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses. My background is computer science and more specifically computer security. I am very passionate about technology in general and I love to work with great teams and smart people I can learn from.

My past experience was from AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG, recently acquired by Avast) where I served as CTO, Chief Scientists and for more than a year also as iCEO. More recently, I am partner at Evolution Equity Partners, VC fund with offices in Zurich and New York City that invests in growth stage technology companies in North America and Europe.

I was also awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows.

Alongside Evolution Equity Partners I invested in technology companies that applied new innovative approaches to security, such as Cognitive Security - acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), SecurityScorecard, Onapsis, DFLabs, CarbonBlack, OpenDNS, LogPoint or Scythe. Privately, as an angel investor, I invested in IT security companies like Cymmetria or StickyPassword but also further away from my "home turf" of cybersecurity, such as local startups Freedomky or AlefBet.

Should you wish to contact me on LinkedIn, please consider adding some brief introduction and short explanation why you are contacting me and why we should connect. You can also consider contacting me directly by e-mail - my first name @ pinehill.cz.