Pale Fire Capital opens up to other investors, issues bonds


The story of Pale Fire Capital has been written since 2015, with four founding members (see photos). Dušan Šenkypl specializes in setting up effective organizational structures, sales teams and product development, David Holý creates marketing strategies for portfolio companies, Jan Barta is dedicated to finding and analysing investment opportunities, and Petr Krajíček deals primarily with accounting and tax aspects and Read more

Jan Sadílek from Alza becomes the new CEO of Aukro


Jan Sadílek is leaving the position of Alza´s Marketing Director and becoming the new CEO of Aukro. Within four years, he wants to reach a turnover of 20 billion CZK, which is five times this year’s plan. 

“Auctions account for 85 percent of transactions and have huge potential for the future, as it is the truest pricing for both Read more

Sportlito receives investment from Pale Fire Capital


Few sports fans nowadays are able to keep their attention on the match throughout its whole duration. Today, sports compete for their place with many other forms of easily accessible entertainment. Our attention is shrinking. Primarily, we want to have fun, we want to witness whatever is the most interesting.

We are more and more likely to search for sports Read more

Pale Fire Capital and David Šiška establish a new seed fund and studio Purpose Ventures


Pale Fire Capital and David Šiška establish a new seed fund & studio Purpose Ventures, focused on ambitious technological startups that tackle the issues of sustainability, physical and mental health and strengthening the dignity of each individual.

They have CZK 100 million of their own capital for the first investments, which they are ready to gradually increase. The fund Read more

Czech startup Daytrip receives funding for further growth


Despite the pandemic, the travel startup Daytrip is gaining additional capital for its development. Prague-based Pale Fire Capital is joining the existing investors J&T Ventures and Nation1. The money will be used to further develop the product and to position the company for the new growth of the travel market.

“In 2020, we were able to manage cash flow and Read more

LitFin Capital receives another 5 million Euros, this time from an investment group Pale Fire Capital


LitFin Capital, a company that specializes in financing court cases and arbitrations, receives another 5 million Euros from an investment firm Pale Fire Capital. 

LitFin is a Central European pioneer in so-called litigation financing, meaning investing in court litigations. Since its inception in 2018, the company of the founder Maroš Kravec has invested in more than 14 domestic and foreign Read more

Pale Fire Capital announces an acquisition of a monitoring service UptimeRobot


Furniture search engine, news and misinformation analysis, auction portal, sauna world and now also a website monitoring service. These are currently the five pillars on which the domestic investment group Pale Fire Capital, led by Jan Barta, Dušan Šenkypl and David Holý, is building. They established the last mentioned pillar thanks to the purchase of the service.

Jan Barta Read more