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We're fast and transparent

We respond to every quality email from a founder. If we're interested, we act fast. If we are not, we let you know. We're committed to transparency ourselves and we require the same from our founders.

We're ex founders

Being former founders with a history of exits we understand the importance of a supportive, founder-friendly investor. We're doing our best to be just that.

We think global domination

We are the last check you'll ever need from Central and Eastern Europe. 80% of follow-on funding in our startups comes from Silicon Valley, Western Europe and Asia.

Why CEE?

What Paul Bragiel really thinks of the Polish & CEE tech
Watch Paul Bragiel's interview at Digital Dragons on CEE tech ecosystem. Paul also discusses his investment thesis, explains how he was able to invest in 6+ unicorns globally and why Poland & CEE is the next big thing.
Watch the video


We are a team of entrepreneurs and community leaders with the aim to help early stage startup founders build multi-million-dollar global software enterprises from CEE & diaspora.

Our Portfolio

We invest in tireless entrepreneurs. Meet the companies in our portfolio.

What we look for

Proven Leadership

We love serial entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits (as well as many failures). If you can prove you've done it before, it's a sign for us you can do it again.

Deep Understanding of your Industry

Be the person that others associate with your industry when then want to recommend an expert. In-depth know how of the industry you're trying to disrupt is something we require from all our founders.

Culture Fit with SMOK

Working with an investor is a long-term partnership. We need to be sure we will be able to communicate, help each other out and build awesome things together.

Not ready yet?

Here are some tips we've prepared for you.
We invest in top 1% of founders who apply for funds. Obviously we have to say 'no' a lot. Sometimes silently, when you're not hearing back from us (although we try really hard to always respond). If you are determined to work with us, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances.
Check out our FAQ

Press about SMOK

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Latest News

We blog about our approach to investing and general entrepreneurship