About us

Giza Polish Ventures I Fund (GPV) is a Venture Capital fund with a professional back-up provided by the Israeli company Giza Venture Capital. The company was established in 1992 and currently manages funds worth over USD 600 million. Over the past 20 years on the market, Giza VC has made almost 100 investments in Israel, Europe, the United States and Asia and has achieved more than 35 successful exits. Giza Investment professionals contribute with wealth of expertise and experience in communications, semiconductors, information technologies, enterprise software, the life sciences and medical equipment, clean technologies, media, the Internet and entertainment. Thanks to its experienced team, Giza has become one of the leading Israeli VC groups and has led to the following winning investments: Zoran – digital entertainment (NASDAQ:ZRAN), M-Systems (currently Sandisk), Libit (currently TI), Actimize (acquired by Nice), Danen Technology (TWSE: 3686.TW) and others. Moreover, Giza VC established an office in Singapore in 2001 and in recent years has been pursuing investment opportunities in Taiwan-based companies. Giza VC is also actively engaged in supporting the Israeli company portfolio in developing and partnering in Taiwan and South-East Asia.

GPV Fund mainly invests in early stage companies and technology start-ups in Poland. The aim of the Fund is to use the broad investment experience and international network of business contacts of the Giza VC company as well as expert knowledge of the Polish team on identifying local companies and teams with extraordinary international development potential.

Giza Polish Ventures actively participates in development of innovativeness in Poland by taking part in numerous conferences and seminars as well as by close cooperation with public institutions responsible for that issues. This includes among others cooperation with Ministry of Science and Higher Education and with National Centre for Research and Development what has already resulted in preparation of Report on innovativeness developmen barroers in Poland (Polish only) by Zygmunt Grajkowski. The report has beenoficially presented during the Round Table of Innovativeness event in February 2013.