published 5 Dec 2014 in Czech Republic 1 minute 30 seconds to read

Jan Habermann

Jan Habermann not only supported many tech startups throughout CEE but also cofounded and successfully sold companies himself. Meet the investor and partner of Czech Credo Ventures in our Investor Pick.

About me.

I earned my first money with...
my first company organising conferences.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
psychotherapist.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by mutual respect, accountability, openness and support.

I get annoyed when...
people are unscrupulous, dishonest or behave irrationally.

You might not believe it, but we...
have three out of top five anti-virus companies originating from the CEE.

My favourite movie is...
Airplane!

About passion and profession.

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
the technology sector, originating from the CEE and having an ambition to succeed in the global market.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
building a leading CEE venture capital firm (which is what we a trying at Credo) is an activity I really enjoy.

The investment plan for the next years is...
to make 25 seed, 12 series A and five series B investments across CEE.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
mutual respect, accountability, openness and support.

Besides money I offer...
business development, HR support for the team expansion, capital for successive rounds and access to top coinvestors.

About working with startups. 

I was most impressed by knowledge, ability to execute and commitment of many entrepreneurs I met during the last year.

In a startup I am looking for...
extraordinary product solving a real problem, extraordinary talent or (ideally) both.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
deep knowledge of the space they are in and excitement about what they are doing.

I was most impressed by...
knowledge, ability to execute and commitment of many entrepreneurs I met during the last year.

I was least impressed by...
arrogance and superficiality of some people.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
you are open, willing to listen and have a clear objective.

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