• Skyrise.Tech
    Skyrise.Tech
    Acquired by NASDAQ listed company Etteplan
  • Deep-image.AI
    Deep-image.AI
    Neural network image enhancer
  • Nordigen
    Nordigen
    Free banking data & premium insights
  • Telemedico
    Telemedico
    Comfortable consultation with a doctor via chat, video call or telephone.
  • IamIP
    IamIP
    Web based patent management platform
  • Gyfted
    Gyfted
    Figure yourself out. Be yourself at work. De-risk your remote hiring.
  • Autenti
    Autenti
    Sign documents online. With one click.
  • eAgronom
    eAgronom
    Enabling grain farmers to focus on farming
  • Insly
    Insly
    Efficiency-increasing software tool for insurance brokers and agents
  • Teamscope
    Teamscope
    A.I. driven talent analytics platform for executive search professionals
  • MNM Diagnostics
    MNM Diagnostics
    Welcome to the future of personalized diagnostics.
  • Deep.BI
    Deep.BI
    Deep data analytics and AI solutions for digital publishers
  • infoShare Academy
    infoShare Academy
    infoShare Academy is software career accelerator
  • Luna
    Luna
    You and data. Immediate connection.
  • Prosoma
    Prosoma
    The world’s first digital therapeutics programme, designed specifically for cancer patients
  • Xopero
    Xopero
    Data protection solutions necessary for protecting companies from data loss, ransomware, hardware failure and many more
  • iGRID
    iGRID
    Industrial Internet of Things solutions for energy producers and distributors.
  • Green Goods
    Green Goods
    Marine algae growing and applications
  • Nanoxo
    Nanoxo
    True non toxic quantum dots
  • Nomi Biotech
    Nomi Biotech
    Innovative functional preparations.
  • Solwit
    Solwit
    Advanced IT solutions bringing waste management into XXI century
  • Voice Lab
    Voice Lab
    Groundbreaking speech technologies
  • RTCLab
    RTCLab
    Simple and reliable video communication platform in your browser.
  • Piktorex
    Piktorex
    Solving non-compliance of medication in Poland.
  • Inpharmica
    Inpharmica
    Next generation pain-killers.
  • PHK
    PHK
    Exited
  • Everytap
    Everytap
    Exited
Skyrise.Tech
Acquired by NASDAQ listed company Etteplan

An A-level IT company creating enterprise software Saas, mobile and IoT solutions.

Skyrise.tech

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik 

Deep-image.AI
Neural network image enhancer

The startup’s domain is image processing using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Over 1,500,000 individual and corporate users have already used the product worldwide, and the number of transformed images per month is close to 200,000 and growing.

deep-image.ai

Black Pearls VC Partner: Wojciech Drewczynski

Nordigen
Free banking data & premium insights

Nordigen is building the world’s first free open banking data hub. However, as access to banking data is becoming a commodity, Nordigen is creating the next valuable layer on top changing fragmented financial data into information for various types of financial institutions.

nordigen.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Aleksander Dobrzyniecki

Telemedico
Comfortable consultation with a doctor via chat, video call or telephone.

Telemedico offers a modern, intuitive telemedical platform technology and remote consultations with doctors of various specialties, via internet or telephone, with 24/7 service, 365 days a year. Their strengths are easy, fast and safe contact with a doctor, time and cost saving technology, avoiding queues, traffic and other annoyances related to stationary visits. The company provides services to insurance companies as part of their health, travel, life, assistance or bancassurance package, as well as to individual patients who need medical assistance at home, at work or while travelling abroad.

www.telemedi.co

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

IamIP
Web based patent management platform

IamIP has digitalized one of the last few paper-based and manually handled industries, the complex intellectual property industry. This industry is plagued by complexity with over 3.2 M new patents filed every year (growing), and $20Bn+ is lost in double work in R&D in Europe alone. IamIP’s platform enables technology based companies to easily overview and evaluate their intellectual property portfolios, monitor competition and get valuable strategic insights – in time – for determining decision-making in innovation.

Trusted by the world’s most innovative companies, IamIP’s Intellectual Property platform provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing all published patents worldwide – from the published individual patents to setting up search alerts, sharing, commenting, monitoring, collaborating and more. With robust analytics, IP departments and business units can make informed strategic decisions about what, where and when to take important action; i.e. filing a patent application opposition, acquire a company or technology, or to develop a new technology with a thorough understanding of financial implications of such decisions, their potential risks and opportunities for maximizing value in intellectual property.

Patent Platform

Black Pearls VC Partner: Aleksander Dobrzyniecki

Gyfted
Figure yourself out. Be yourself at work. De-risk your remote hiring.

We’re building tools based on psychometrics – the psychological measurement of personality, character traits, abilities and attitudes. These are really useful tools for people developed over many decades of work in psychology, psychometrics and today with data science & machine learning.We’re doing this to help individuals & teams discover:

– their personality traits and motivations

– self-development options via valuable feedback

– personal & career growth recommendations including job matching

– team & company culture fit

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

Autenti
Sign documents online. With one click.

Convenient and secure platform for approving documents and signing contracts online enabling access to documents and E-signature anytime and anywhere.

The solution is addressing corporations – representatives of any organization, including board members, specialists working in sales, procurement, legal, financial and HR departments but consumers for private purposes as well.

www.autenti.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

eAgronom
Enabling grain farmers to focus on farming

eAgronom is a farm management software company that aims to make digital tools accessible for all farmers and help them make better financial and ecological decisions. Founded just 2 years ago in Estonia, eAgronom captured 70% of local market in 6 months and has since then expanded to 9 countries and raised 2M EUR.  Over 35 top specialists from companies like Stripe, Heap Analytics, Nortal, SaleMove, TransferWise and ZeroTurnaround  have joined their forces to have a real impact on the food industry and the World.

https://eagronom.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

Insly
Efficiency-increasing software tool for insurance brokers and agents

Easy to use software for insurance brokers and agents, significantly increasing their efficiency and competitiveness by automation of  sales and policy service processes.

www.insly.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

Teamscope
A.I. driven talent analytics platform for executive search professionals

Teamscope combines big data analytics with scientific testing to analyze teams and help team leaders make better hiring decisions. Their unique algorithm combines data about  values, personality characteristics, and core competencies of team members to first profile the existing team. Based on that, the platform recommends what characteristics to look for in a candidate and evaluates how well each candidate fits in with the role and the team. The platform then generates a detailed behavioral profile and interview guide for each candidate to help the hiring manager choose the best person for the team. The data model combines established scientific testing methods with big data analytics.

www.teamscope.io

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik 

 

MNM Diagnostics
Welcome to the future of personalized diagnostics.

MNM Diagnostics has been established to help people understand their genetic background and use this information to fight diseases. The interdisciplinary team combines expertise in DNA chemistry and cell biology, with AI and machine learning to provide cutting-edge genome analysis and develop new approaches to personalized medicine.

www.mnm.bio

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Deep.BI
Deep data analytics and AI solutions for digital publishers

Deep.BI measures content consumption metrics to help publishers distribute content across platforms and grow audiences.

www.deep.bi

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

infoShare Academy
infoShare Academy is software career accelerator

infoShare Academy is a coding bootcamp for Software Developers.

You will start our school with a feeling of excitement and eight weeks later, you’ll take languages, tools, methodologies and best practices to your next job.

infoShare Academy is software career accelerator.

https://www.infoshareacademy.online/

Black Pearls VC: Wojciech Drewczyński

Luna
You and data. Immediate connection.

Luna is a data processing and visualization environment built on a principle that people need an immediate connection to what they are building. It provides an ever-growing library of highly tailored, domain specific components and an extensible framework for building new ones.

Luna targets domains where data processing is the primary focus, such as data science, IoT, bioinformatics, graphic design and architecture.

www.luna-lang.org

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik 

 

Prosoma
The world’s first digital therapeutics programme, designed specifically for cancer patients

Prosoma was born out a need to provide more comprehensive care for cancer patients. We have found a fundamental lack of access to psychological care for patients who not only have to face a life-altering disease and treatment, but also crucially have a different set of needs than other psychological patients.

Barriers to accessing psychological care often include low numbers of therapists and clinicians in the area, financial or geographical limitations, and the general wellbeing of patients preventing them from attending meetings. All of these issues can be solved by modern technology.

By using VR as part of, or when necessary, an alternative to traditional psychological treatment, we can reach patients that would otherwise be left without any support. They can use our tool at home or in the clinics whilst undergoing pharmacological treatment and chemotherapy.

We hope to provide patients with a tool that will help them manage stress, cope with the burden of cancer, and eventually improve their quality of life.

www.prosoma.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Xopero
Data protection solutions necessary for protecting companies from data loss, ransomware, hardware failure and many more

Xopero began in 2009, founded as a company serving primarily SMB users. The company’s goal was to create more accessible and affordable secure data protection solution for any businesses.

In 2015, Xopero started cooperation with QNAP Inc. – one of the key global NAS providers. This addition expanded our portfolio to include a true backup appliance,

In 2017, Xopero fully extended into global market thanks to cooperation with ESET. The company took the place previously occupied by StorageCraft in the ESET Technological Alliance.

www.xopero.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

 

iGRID
Industrial Internet of Things solutions for energy producers and distributors.

GRID creates IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) solutions dedicated for energy distributors, industrial energy consumers and photovoltaics. Thanks to the proprietary technology of wireless sensors and distributed computing architecture (fog computing), iGRID provides operators of power grids and owners of photovoltaic installations with accurate and up-to-date data on the condition of transmission infrastructure and energy generation efficiency.

https://igrid.tech/

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Green Goods
Marine algae growing and applications

Overview

Green Goods is an R&D project developed by the team of scientists originating from the Warsaw University of Technology, led by Mateusz Delekta and supervised by prof. Tomasz Ciach. The project’s  aim is to work out an innovative way of growing and exploring applications of marine algae.

The project’s supervisor – professor Tomasz Ciach is an accomplished Polish scientist specializing in fields such as chemistry, nanotechnology and biology. He is also Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocessing Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, a leading technical university in Central and Eastern Europe. Having founded NanoGroup – a biotech company now entering the Warsaw Stock Exchange – he has accumulated vast experience in R&D projects and commercialization.

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Nanoxo
True non toxic quantum dots

Nanoxo is a chemical company with an experience in designing and manufacturing of various functional materials with broad potential applications.  It is represented by a research team highly skilled in chemical research and development.  

The goal of the company is to use scientific expertise in order to rationally design, analyze and finally provide solutions and products for various industries and applications.  

Current key technology of Nanoxo is synthesis of heavy metals free quantum dots based on zinc oxide – unique nanoparticles having unprecedented characteristics in comparison to the products currently available on the market. 

Having deep background in organometallic chemistry Nanoxo plans to develop and introduce a range of other materials highly demanded by emerging industries. 

www.nanoxo.eu

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Nomi Biotech
Innovative functional preparations.

A young and dynamic biotech company focused on a development of science based nutraceuticals.

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

 

Solwit
Advanced IT solutions bringing waste management into XXI century

Year invested: 2015
Year exited: 2018

Voice Lab
Groundbreaking speech technologies

Overview: The company has developed  a speech to text technology-based solutions applicable for call centers and mobile applications. The technology has been developed by Jacek Kawalec – CTO Wirtualna Polska for many years and by Tomasz Szwelnik – a scientist with his academic roots linked with Gdańsk University of Technology. The idea derives from the need of entities operating in the financial market that have multiple problems with security systems. The solution is also commercialised by the Polish Justice System where the solution is to read biometry and verify data correctness.

Co-investor: JEREMIE Seed Capital Województwa Pomorskiego FIZAN

Innovation: Voice biometry – among the other biometric techniques – is viewed as a practical, easy and inexpensive method to implement, since it does not require additional readers or devices.

Stage development and recent news: Some of VoiceLab’s products include VoiceBanking (implemented in MeritumBank, FMBank), VoiceInsurance, VoiceTelekom, VoiceMed, VoiceLegal, VoiceSecurity, VoiceAutomotive, VoiceInDevice and SpeechWare. The company has received  widespread recognition both in Poland an internationally. Recent achievements include the Gold Medal at Inpex fair 2013 in the USA, as well as a Bronze Medal at the Inst 2013 Fair in Taipei.

www.voicelab.pl

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

RTCLab
Simple and reliable video communication platform in your browser.

Overview: RTCLab is a company that developed the most advanced webinar software, LiveWebinar – an innovative platform with a wide range of customisation options. With LiveWebinar you can run a webinar with one click without installing any software. Join a room and meet face to face with your clients from any location, operating system and device (computers, mobiles, SMART TV’s).

This easy-to-use webinar platform adapts to all existing systems and allows promoting products or services, onboarding new team members, improving sales and team collaboration.

LiveWebinar offers a wide range of customizable features and enables users to broadcast to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo simultaneously, moderate Live Chat and interact with their audience by using many collaboration tools. The platform also contains a professional recorder, CTA button, interactive whiteboard, share screening, online certification tests, live streaming, room branding and many more features.

LiveWebinar was founded by Christopher Milkowski and Łukasz Kosikowski – developers with over 14 years of experience in managing large IT projects, R&D, software development and audio-video engineering.

Co-investor/Partner: Black Pearls VC is the sole investor.

Innovation: RTCLab developed their own efficient technology enabling audio-video communication between users and event streaming. LiveWebinar is an original enterprise solution that offers a broad range of customizations, which make it unique in the market.

Stage Development/Recent News: Project is currently in a growth stage. RTCLab launched its SaaS solution for B2B sector in April 2019 and currently is expanding to many international markets. Their upcoming goal is to penetrate markets in the United States, Australia and Canada. The company aims to become a recognisable brand in the modern enterprise online communication & collaboration industry.

www.rtclab.com

www.livewebinar.com

Black Pearls VC Partner: Marcin P. Kowalik

Piktorex
Solving non-compliance of medication in Poland.

Overview: The company has been working on solving the problem of incorrect dosing of medications (compliance problem) which is a major factor contributing to multiple complications and growth of patient treatment costs. Pilot studies carried out by the author of the project – Dr Piotr Merks showed that 21% of patients were not provided with any information on dosing of medications while as many as 52% lost the instructions with therapeutic indications. Dr Merks is an expert known in Poland and abroad, specializing in the field of pharmaceutical care, having gained over 16 years of experience in the worldwide sector (including Australia and Canada). The objective of the company is to launch medical stickers in the form of pictograms to ensure that full benefits from the therapy are obtained and thus patients’ life quality improves.  Additionally, the project is aimed at ensuring better control and improving the effectiveness of fund spending by the National Health Fund.

Co-investor/Partner: The solution was commercialised in cooperation with Synergia – WUM Sp. z o.o., a company owned by the Medical University of Warsaw. Other partners include Medical University of Warsaw and the Dosing Form Technology Division, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Innovation: The graphic signs (pictograms) developed by the company will contribute to the safety and effectiveness of application of medications by patients, in particular in the ‘65+’ age group. The solution is to support improved effectiveness of medication treatment and effective reduction of patient treatment costs – both by the state treatment system and by individuals.

Stage Development/Recent News: After having tested pictograms on his patients, Dr Merks is currently developing the project further. In order to move forward with the validation of the project, Dr Merks has been working with a children’s hospital in Ottawa. Moreover, the project will be assessed by the Polish Ministry of Health at the end of the year within the scope of a potential cooperation. Until now, Piktorex has already gained the patronage of International Pharmaceutical Federation, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber, among others.

www.lekolepki.pl

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skorkiewicz

Inpharmica
Next generation pain-killers.

Overview: The company has been involved in a project aimed at performing phase III of clinical studies on an increased number of patients, including the monitoring of undesired effects and development of documentation to register a new complex pain killer patented in the USA.

Co-investor/Partners: The project has been based on a consortium established in close cooperation with the Medical University of Warsaw.

Innovation: A unique global pain-killer solution carried out on the basis of a patent.

Stage Development/Recent News: The company has successfully managed to prepare stage III of clinical trials and is currently monitoring this process on a study of around 100 patients  conducted in cooperation with the Medical University of Warsaw.

Black Pearls VC Partner: Maciej Skórkiewicz

Investment supported by the BRIdge Alfa program of the National Center for Research and Development.

PHK
Exited

Year invested: 2015

Year of exit: 2017

 

Everytap
Exited

Year of investment: 2014

Year of exit: 2015

www.everytap.pl