We build unicorns


We are a private equity fund supporting technology innovations. We create strong partnerships with founders. We help with international expansion and with overcoming barriers and challenges that growth companies encounter on their path. We put to work everything we have learnt in the past 20 years building successful companies. Together with you, we want to build strong companies with solid foundations. It is also important to us that our activities benefit our society.

We build unicorns


We are a private equity fund supporting technology innovations. We create strong partnerships with founders. We help with international expansion and with overcoming barriers and challenges that growth companies encounter on their path. We put to work everything we have learnt in the past 20 years building successful companies. Together with you, we want to build strong companies with solid foundations. It is also important to us that our activities benefit our society.
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Czech roots,
global ambitions

We believe in the potential of Czech companies and we enjoy helping ambitious teams to build technology companies able to succeed both in their home market, as well as internationally. We help you prevent mistakes that we committed ourselves on our path, or that we have seen in hundreds of companies. We will encourage your confidence that is much needed when making key decisions towards fulfilling your vision.
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Financial injection
with strategic support

Our support is both financial and strategic. We will financially support the acceleration of your growth, help you choose priorities, find the right people for your team, as well as create the right organizational structure for each phase of your growth. We know what is worrying you and we know how to solve it. Our team stands behind many successful Czech ventures, such as ePojisteni.cz, Favi and Aukro. We invest between CZK 10M - 500M, with the goal to increase valuation at least tenfold.
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Added value
for businesses and society

We increase the value of not only companies but also of our society. The more successful we become in building companies, the more we can support positive changes in the society. The country we live in is important for us, which is why every year, we support chosen NGOs with a percentage of the value of our portfolio (CZK 50M in 2020), alongside with our time and experience.

You are right here

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You have a growing business


You can demonstrate a proven demand for your product. You want to grow your business further but you realize you cannot do it all alone. Organizing a larger team is not as simple as a one-office project. You need contacts, as well as financial, human resources and strategic support for expansion within your current markets or into new regions. You are ready to scale up. We are here to help you with that. 

We can adapt to the size of your project and provide an investment and strategic guidance tailored to the needs of your project. Let's have a chat together!

Let's chat!

You are at the beginning


Together with David Šiška we created a seed fund Purpose Ventures, where we support early stage ventures in the areas of Sustainable environment, Healthy lifestyle and Human potential.
I want to learn more!
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You are thinking about a new job


For our internal projects, we are seeking extraordinary people with a proven ability to grow. We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and we expect the same from you. We apply meritocracy to value our projects, we give capable people the opportunity to participate in our success.

We offer opportunities in various career fields (analysts, developers, managers, marketers, etc.). If you are ambitious, a builder in nature, you have climbed the career ladder from the bottom up and are searching for further professional growth in a strong team, we are the right opportunity for you. 

Write us an email at jsme@palefirecapital.com including a link to your LinkedIn profile and a few sentences about your life´s journey and goals.

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Join our successful ventures

We already know it

We know the daily worries of start-up founders, we went through it ourselves, building companies from zero, growing through acquisitions, doing business abroad and building partnerships with some of the world's largest companies. We analyzed many different markets and their segments. We know what is keeping you awake. Allow us to take a look at your plans and already after the first meeting you will be able to see our approach, understanding and ideas for further growth. We want to be part of your team and help you make the right decisions.

We will help you gain perspective, motivate and organize your team, find new talents and contacts, we will help with marketing, we will give you the means and the courage to grow your business.

We founded Pale Fire Capital in 2015 and after selling ePojisteni in the summer of 2018, it became our priority. From small companies, we built businesses with valuations over CZK 4 billion. Our companies, such as Favi, Zuri, Aukro and Mobilní Rozhlas are successfully growing in their home markets, as well as internationally.

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Get to know our team

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Dušan Šenkypl

He specializes in setting effective organizational structures, sales team and product development operations. He created several global ecommerce and technology projects used by more than 200 million of users. He built ePojisteni.cz and NetBrokers Holding, a dominant fintech player with more than 500 employees, which was bought by a German media group Bauer Media in 2018. He enjoys sports and dedicates portion of his time to non-profit projects.

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Jan Barta

He is responsible for finding and analyzing investment opportunities. Next to that, he enjoys helping portfolio companies with strategic discussions and evaluating their opportunities and threats. Already during his studies at the University College London, Jan was involved with several internet businesses, putting to work his creativity and strategic insights. He regularly dedicates part of his time to non-profit projects.

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David Holý

He creates marketing strategies for portfolio companies. Since 2004, he has been involved in e-commerce product development. He was for instance product manager for AVG Toolbars, with 225 million installations globally. He helped to build ePojisteni, where he served as CMO and Tarifomat CEO for 10 years. He is transforming marketing strategies of Aukro, as well as sales and product processes in the global project Munipolis/Mobilní Rozhlas.

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Petr Krajíček

His field of expertise is primarily in all accounting and tax aspects, he also takes care of the administration of all companies and transactions. He started to work together with Jan Barta more than 10 years ago in his Elephant Orchestra project and he helped him with many investment projects. He implements financial management and backoffice agendas for several portfolio companies. In his free time, Petr is the principal of a theater group LASO.

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David Šiška

He is responsible for finding new investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies in our new fund Purpose Ventures. David has experience with strategic management, building effective organizations and products, with international expansion, as well as with logistics. In 2010, he co-founded a startup that helps students to find a good quality education abroad. Since 2013, he has been building Bonami.cz, where he also served as CEO. He supports the startup ecosystem in the Czech Republic by co-organizing Founders. He likes to study psychology and philosophy.

We support the non-profit sector

We have long supported non-profit activities that seek to transform areas with a key impact on the quality of life in the Czech Republic. Only in 2020, we donated more than CZK 50 million to Czech non-profit organizations. It is our goal to increase our support of the non-profit sector to at least CZK 200 million annually by the year 2030.
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Jeden svět na školách
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Hlídač státu
Rekonstrukce státu

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Glopolis
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Nadace partnerství

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Člověk v tísni
Institut prevence a řešení
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Stay informed

Follow the latest news at Pale Fire Capital, as well as at our portfolio companies thanks to our news section. Read on to find out what is currently happening.
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We are continuously searching for new projects and members of the team

If you feel like you share our values and have an interesting project, gather your courage and contact us. We will be happy to very openly share our point of view and give you ideas how to develop your project further.
Come try it, just as Favi did back then.
Contact us!