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“If you hesitate, it should be a NO”

An interview with Karel Obluk, President of the Czech Business Angels Association, the member of Business Angels Europe.




Hi Karel, so how did you start angel investing?


My background is computer science, I was developer and eventually CTO and CEO of a global business. We built one of the global unicorns coming from Central Europe.

As an CTO I was heavily involved in many business aspects, making a lot of business decisions.


Along the way I got involved in corporate development, M&A and investment side, which I found to be an interesting combination with my technical knowledge.

After the company went public, I was considering what to do next, and angel investing seemed a logical next step. As my background was in cybersecurity, I focussed on that industry.