About us

Who we are and what have we achieved?

Giza Polish Ventures (GPV) is a venture capital (VC) fund with a professional back up provided by the Israeli VC group Giza Venture Capital (Giza VC). Giza VC investment professionals contribute with a 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. With more than 20 years of experience, Giza VC stands at the forefront of Israel's venture capital industry, having made more than 100 investments and achieved more than 40 successful exits. Since 1992, Giza has formed five funds and invested approximately $600 million. Its strong performance places the group in the global top 2% among 130 VC funds reviewed by CalPERS (CalPERS Private Equity Program report).

Established in 2012, GPV is run by a complementary and experienced team of Internet entrepreneurs, corporate financiers, and investment professionals, with experience gained throughout Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia. Since its founding, GPV invested in more than ten startups and companies, ranging from biotechnology to consumer-oriented Internet services. GPV's contributions range from early-stage, sub-PLN 0.5M convertible loans to a growth-phase, PLN 12M investments.

Winning investments

Thanks to its expertise and experienced team, Giza Venture Capital group has become one of the leading VC groups and has led to numerous successful exits. Some of the winning investments include: XtremIO (acquired by EMC for $450M), Soluto (acquired by Asurion for $100M+), Oplus (acquired by Intel for $100M+), Actimize (acquired by NICE Systems for $281M), Precise (IPO on NASDAQ; acquired by Veritas), Zoran (IPO on NASDAQ; acquired by CSR), M-Systems (IPO on NASDAQ; acquired by SanDisk).

Investing in Poland

GPV's aim is to use Giza Venture Capital group's broad investment experience and international network of business contacts as well as Polish team's expert local knowledge to identify Polish companies and teams with extraordinary international development potential and take them global.

Why Poland?

Report on Barriers to Development of Innovativeness in Poland

Giza Polish Ventures actively participates in development of innovativeness in Poland by taking part in numerous conferences and seminars as well as by cooperating closely with public institutions. This includes—among others—cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and with the National Centre for Research and Development. These fruitful partnerships already resulted in preparation of the Report on Barriers to Development of Innovativeness in Poland (Polish only) by Zygmunt Grajkowski, GPV's Managing Partner. The report has been officially presented during the Round Table on Innovativeness event in February 2013.

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Program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. Grants for innovation. We invest in your future.