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published 19 Jun 2015 in Slovakia 2 minutes 4 seconds to read

Viktor Mikulasek

Launcher is a Slovak innovation studio and aims to take startups on the journey from project idea to business. CEO Viktor Mikulasek talks about strategy, acquisition of teams and investment focus in our Investor Pick.

About me.

We have a great team, experienced and passionate backers, interesting and innovative projects and we have here great opportunity to build new companies as our own.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be ...
An astronaut, to fly high and reach faraway limits

I get annoyed when...
I meet people that are only talking about their ideas and dreams but somehow they don’t actually do anything to make things happen.

You might not believe it, but we...
Know how to make fun and when we start is usually quite hard to stop us! And also we can cook…

My favourite movie is...
There are many, but perhaps The Shawshank Redemption or Enemy at the Gates.

About passion and profession.

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
Experienced founders and solutions with focus on on-line, mobile, digital, SaaS, synergies with current portfolio and we have also crowdinvesting focus.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
We have a great team, experienced and passionate backers, interesting and innovative projects and we have here great opportunity to build new companies as our own

The investment plan for the next years is...
To help successfully build and grow around 10-15 startups, spin-offs or innovation companies and secure more international business partners and co-investors.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by ...
Partnership commitment, mutual trust, common goals and dedication to create the real value product and service.

Besides money I offer...
Tailored mentoring, a hands-on approach, in-house resources wide range of skill-set and access to 25 years of experience in building IT companies and wide network of contacts.

About working with startups.

In a startup I am looking for ...
Innovative ideas, motivated people, experience, synergies, execution power and survival instincts.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
Business insight, experience, power and endurance to execute his / her dreams.

I was most impressed by...
Last time I was impressed by the story of Rimac, small Croatian company that was able to build the concept of impressive electric car without support of major automotive companies and in a country without significant automotive history.

I was least impressed by...
Usually this happen to me when I try to understand and catch ratio in some political initiatives and politics.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
You understand your business, you can find relevant synergies with us, deliver results, fulfil goals and still have some fun while doing these things.

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