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Fields of investment

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innovative solutions R&D based, advanced technology, unique IP



Solutions, which aim

to ensure security at the intersection of private (industrial facility systems) and public networks,

Security on intersection of public network and real-time control systems

security on intersection of public network and real-time control systems,

Security of telecommunications networks and real-time control systems

products and services, which ensure the safe functioning of telecommunications networks and real-time control systems (physical – for example on the road, in the sea, in the air; and virtual – the virtual network),

The energy sector, the oil industry, the chemicals, the manufacture of drugs and medical substances

products and services, which increase the security of industrial facilities control systems, especially in the sensitive industries, such as the energy sector, the oil industry, the chemicals, the manufacture of drugs and medical substances,

Secure communication and functioning of the public registries

secure communication (transfer of voice data and data streaming) to the extent adopted to the users’ needs; secure functioning of the public registries, tasks performed by the public administration, at the administration-entrepreneur-citizen intersection,

Financial systems security

products and services ensuring secure integration of new technologies with banking systems, systems of payment entities and/or ATM operators,

Countering identity theft

countering identity theft, solutions related to the authorization and identification, including in banking and mobile payment sectors,

Cloud security

secure storage of data in cloud computing systems, preventing leaks or loss of sensitive data, but maintaining their processing easy; secure functioning of any and all systems based on “cloud” solutions,

Telemedicine security

solutions, which ensure secure safekeeping of the telemedicine data and personal data, and their secure transfer to the relevant systems,

IoT Security

new risks associated with taking control of “Internet of things” solutions.

Investment criteria

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Investment criteria

  • prospective ideas/projects, with a focus on their commercialization, based on a positive assessment of market demand,
  • projects, which will contribute to developing new products and services, will be characterized by a high level of innovation and uniqueness, resulting from the R&D research,
  • new cybersecurity products and services of global potential,
  • projects are scalable,
  • the intellectual property assets of the financed projects may be taken under efficient legal protection or they may be effectively secured as know-how,
  • highly determined, dedicated implementation teams, possessing adequate competencies to implement the project.
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    About us

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    Our team

    Marek Filipiak

    The Investment Committee

    an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, investor and shareholder of numerous innovative companies. He has been involved in the ICT sector since 1989; he cooperated with Nokia in years 2000-2013. It is worth saying that at that time, his company was one of only four such companies worldwide, which created software for instant messaging programs. He then co-designed smartphones and their software, and participated in their manufacturing process. He is an expert in mobile technologies both in Poland and internationally, and the winner of numerous titles and prizes. He has, for many years, successfully exported Polish know-how to countries across six continents. He is an expert in tele data security technology. Likewise, he has created classified communication systems, used by the government.

    Jarosław Roszkowski

    The Investment Committee

    an experienced manager and investor in a number of companies. He represents and manages the assets of The Crowley Group in Poland. The Crowley investment fund has operated in Poland for 16 years and has been financed by well-known US investor George Crowley. The fund is now focusing on the energy, the media and the telecoms sectors. In years 1999-2011, Roszkowski set up and then managed Crowley Data Poland (part of the Blackstone Investment Fund’s portfolio) – the largest and fastest growing provider of wireless, broad-band internet .

    Ph.D, Dr Sc, Sławomir Lobodzinski

    The Investment Committee

    currently lectures on medicine and biomedical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a world-renowned expert in cardio-diagnostics and therapeutic equipment (he co-created the world’s first artificial heart, and a number of other innovative devices/equipment that supports functioning of the heart and blood circulation). He is also co-creator of the protocol for Digital Image Communication for Medicine (DICOM) as well as for the world’s first medical imaging archiving and transferring system, Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).During his career to date he has received subsidies of a total value of over USD 25 mln, which were provided by both private sponsors and the National Institutes of Health (USA), which were allocated for research activity.

    Anita Urbaniak

    CEO

    Andrzej Zackiewicz

    Board Member

    M.Sc. in Applied Physics - Warsaw University of Technology, holds an MBA awarded jointly by the London Business School and WUT Business School. An experienced financier, entrepreneur and investor, has extensive experience in structuring investment transactions. In the years 2000-2012 he worked as finance director for a private Luxembourg investment fund Eastbridge (assets of more than € 1.5 billion). Since the end of 2012 present on the Polish startup stage as a private investor (business angel) cooperating with Protech AB business angels network. Since 2013, as an advisor of the Economical-Social Society Foundation incubator, supports Foundation's management board in managing their portfolio of 27 seed companies. Co-founder and investor of IEN Group. Chairman of the supervisory board IEN S.A. and Taxus Fund S.A. (New Connect listed co).

    Krzysztof Nowański

    Board Member

    Warsaw University of Technology, holds an MBA awarded jointly by the London Business School and WUT Business School. Entrepreneur and early stage investor. He specializes in issues related to security and telemedicine. Alone, as board member of Innovation Factory and within the Network of Business Angels Protech AB invested and co-founded projects: Eversys - data leakage protection, Voxtrack BS - mobile call recording system; Safekiddo - parental control, BonEffice - "electronic fuel injection" in the power units, Crowley Media Poland - a successor of an online TV for citizen journalism.

    Ewelina Zabost

    Expert

    PhD in chemistry. She won 3 international awards: 2 gold, 1 silver and the title of the "Rising Star" of Taiwan Prominent Inventor League. Served as a Board member of the Association of Top 500 Innovators. Vice-president of the Association of Science Infrastructure Management Support. An expert in the evaluation of projects in the area of R & D, among others, in Horizon 2020. Expert in programs for the development of young talents in innovative R & D branch and entrepreneurship (eg. Foundation for Advanced Technology, L. Paga Foundation). Skills in R & D developed in such centers as: University of Oxford, NASA Ames Research Centre, Fraunhoffer, IBM, Technishe Universitat Dresden, Stanford University.

    Wojciech Gala

    Expert

    MBA – INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France MA in Management – Higher French-Polish School EFP, Poznań, Poland. experienced financial director. Managing new technologies implementation projects, also for a European investment fund based in London with a total valuation of 5 billion EUR. 15 years of experience in the commercialization of new technology products in telecommunications companies, web and IT (Plus GSM, Netia, Polish Telecommunication Group, Sage). Preparation of projects management methodology for an investment program with a total value of 50 billion PLN.

    Marcin Butkiewicz

    Expert

    MA in Law, solicitor. Experienced in the preparation of opinions and legal audits of entire companies and it's subdivisions (due diligence) including the analysis of: legal status and issues related to Intellectual Property (IP), risks associated with the company acquisition and potential investment opportunities in the light of specific investment process regulations; including the use of public support measures in the context of state aid rules. Specialist in the field of substantive civil law, civil procedure and commercial law. Experienced in investment projects realization.

    Maciej Broniarz

    Expert

    designer of information systems. Expert of the Forensic Science Center of Warsaw University in the field of information security and computer forensics. Throughout 2001-2013 CSO in CERT PLIX (Team operates within the structures of NASK -Research and Academic Computer Network, the first Polish computer emergency response team in the field of information and computer security, CERT cooperates with similar units worldwide and also conducts extensive security-related R&D). Designer and specialist responsible for implementation of numerous information security systems, expert / auditor on information security - services for (e.g.) Bonnier Business Polska (Puls Biznesu), DTP S.A., IBM, University College London.

    RDS FUND thanks to the fact that it has signed a cooperation agreement (this being with Thales Group-the sector investor and The Crowley Group, the venture capital investor), can thus ensure the companies of the Fund—once they have passed through the PoC phase, access to global sector investors and venture capital funds. In this fashion, the Fund not only with “open doors” for company cooperation with first-league venture capital investors and sector investors, but also this will give the new companies the real possibility to scale up activities to a global level—which will thus enable them to become noteworthy partners for an international corporations.

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    RDS FUND

    The Seed Fund RDS Fund Sp. z o. o. was established to invest in the early development phases of Polish innovative R&D projects - for profit - thus securing a long-term functioning of the Fund.