Mgr. Čurda Pavel, MBA

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All employment relationships to date:

  •  2009-2013 – Business mentoring at various accelerators, including Springboard (UK), Seedcamp (Europe), Startup Wise Guys (Estonia), Starcube (Czech Rep), iHUB (Ukraine). I provide tough love and tactical hand-ons help with business strategy, go-to-market, fundraising and hiring
    more info – about.me/pavelcurda
  • 2009-2013 –
    e-commerce projects
    my roles – project management, advisory – building partners’ network, online marketing, PR
  • 2007 – 2009 – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
    Corporate Finance manager, Prague/London/CEE
    Pre-deal and deal advisory, Support to M&A managers across the CEE region, Search of investment opportunities in CEE for private equity houses, Dealing with management and owners of large multinational and local corporations
  • 2005 – 2007 – ING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
    Buy-side investment analyst , Prague
    Equity research – blue chip companies in CEE, Equity portfolio management

 

Professional experience:

  • business development

 

Skills:

  • E-commerce development manager with more than ten years experience in financial and business analysis. In deptk knowledge of internet based sales and marketing tools.

 

References and main professional successes:

  • I connect talents with right investors. I identify new rocket-star startups in the CEE region and help them raise funding at right time
  • I’m a mentor at Springboard (UK), Seedcamp (Europe) , Startup Wise Guys (Estonia), Starcube (Czech Rep), iHUB (Ukraine). I provide tough love and tactical hand-ons help with business strategy, go-to-market, fundraising and hiring
  • I love APIs – I’m the founder of API Mashup Contest (@APImashups) – the biggest API playground in the world – and an investor at Apiary
  • I write about startups and stuff I like for TheNextWeb
  • I hold MBA from Chicago’s DePaul MBA Alumni
  • I worked for ING Investment Management and PwC (M&A)
  • I always love to meet/speak to interesting & intelligent people with ideas