We build businesses based on cutting-edge Intellectual Property by partnering with researchers and providing the necessary financial and human capital
IPL Ventures is a VC firm commercializing disruptive TOUGH TECH IP. We partner with leading academic & scientific institutions and scientists in CEE to address the burning problems of today & tomorrow in areas such as chemistry, material sciences, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, and AI.
We equip our projects with robust commercialization strategies, top business operators, and the capital to help them emerge as world-class ventures with products solving next generation problems.
We look for innovative and defensible intellectual property with enthusiastic founders in academia and industry, specifically in "tough tech" or "deep tech" that can significantly disrupt and advance solving major problems today and in the future.
We pressure-test the technology and team to determine the IP's inherent value and ambition, and carefully analyze the market to understand how it can benefit and disrupt target segments.
We develop chosen IPs into full-fledged projects by providing financial investment and hands-on support through our network and commercial competencies. We work closely with the original team to ensure venture success.
We help with obtaining initial customers and revenues to validate a project's market strategy, and then secure strategic partners for further growth after confirming the business model and initial market success.
Our approach identifies potentially ground-breaking intellectual property with eager founders to solve our greatest problems
What we look for
We specialize in "tough tech" scientific projects that utilize advanced technologies and novel approaches, particularly in bleeding-edge domains such as nanotechnology, material sciences, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, robotics, clean & climate tech, and others.
We seek projects with a tangible unfair advantage, typically backed by a unique and defendable intellectual property. We can help you with that.
Projects must aim to solve major challenges of today and tomorrow by disrupting the status quo. We seek exponential innovations that solve unsolved problems or significantly outperform existing solutions rather than incremental progress.
You don't need an established firm to work with us. We seek committed individuals or teams with strong scientific competencies who are willing to work hard to make a difference. We provide top-tier commercial skills to ensure success.
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Filip spent 4 years as the CEO of Dáme Jídlo, the local Delivery Hero subsidiary and undisputed leader in food delivery service in the Czech Republic. Prior to Dáme Jídlo, Filip spent several years as a consultant at BCG and more recently worked as an Investment Manager at Rockaway Capital.
Filip holds an Ing. in CEMS International Management from the University of Economics in Prague and a degree in Area Studies from the Charles University. He also spent time at Vienna University of Economics and at Corvinus University in Budapest.
Chief Science Officer
Jiří spent 5 years as a Partner and Director at UNICO.AI, a key partner for IPL Ventures. Beginning with Imperial Innovations, a London-based technology commercialization and investment company, Jiří obtained extensive experience in creating and advising early-stage technology spin-offs and startups, particularly those originating from IP developed at universities.
Jiří holds two doctorate degrees, one in Organic Electronics from the Brno University of Technology and the other in Biophysics from the Masaryk University in Brno.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew was most recently a key member of the Corporate Development team at Avast Software. Previously, Andrew worked for Sev.en Energy as an M&A Associate and for BCG as a Management Consultant. He started his career in asset management operations with Goldman Sachs in New York.
Andrew obtained his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. While at
RIT, Andrew was part of various lithium-ion
battery research groups at Tesla, SpaceX,
and NanoPower Research Labs.