Our team

Ondrej Bartos
Ondrej Bartos

Partner

An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Ondrej experienced his first successful business endeavor before he graduated from college in 1996. Several business enterprises later, he is now managing the early stage venture capital firm Credo Ventures, which he co-founded in January 2009. Until December 2008 he served as the Senior Investment Director of MCI Management S.A., where he was responsible for managing investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. Ondrej views venture capital as a tool to help entrepreneurs reach their goals, execute their visions, and boost the economy by supporting innovative ideas and projects. Since 2009 he also stars in the investment TV show Den D on Czech TV.

Jan Habermann
Jan Habermann

Partner

Before his engagement in venture capital Jan co-founded and operated several companies. In 2003 a software development company Acron Communications he started and managed was acquired by a strategic investor and Jan became fascinated by M&A transactions and private equity investments. Since then he completed several M&A projects as an advisor representing either the sellers as well as the acquirers. He also completed several venture capital investments working as an Investment Director of MCI Management. Jan graduated from the University of Economics in Prague where he specizalized in financial management, accounting and business combinations.

Vladislav Jez
Vladislav Jez

Partner

Vladislav is truly a Czech venture capital pioneer, he has been active in the venture capital industry since 1994 when he managed to launch one of the first VC funds in the region. As a Managing Partner at JV Capital Management and Czech Venture Partners , Venture Capital advisory firms, he was actively involved in four venture capital funds with the total of 24 realized investments. Vladislav was also a board member/executive in 20 investee companies and he held various management positions in the airline and automotive industry. Vladislav was previously a President of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and was the Board Member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association from 2005 to 2008.

Jaroslav Trojan
Jaroslav Trojan

Associate

Jaroslav joined the firm on June 8, 2010. He is responsible for sourcing and executing venture capital investments broadly focused on technology with a particular interest in software, internet, and mobile. His areas of expertise include business model development, marketing, and financial planning for startups. He is also an Advisor at NESst Venture Fund and a Mentor at StartupYard. Prior to joining Credo Ventures, he began career in consulting and marketing with MIC & Associates Inc. in New York City. Jaroslav was a Financial Analyst at Finadvice Financial Advisory GmbH, where he worked on numerous mergers and acquisitions assignments. He graduated magna cum laude with honors from the Liberty University with a B.S. in Finance and Economics. He is also a former NCAA Division I college tennis player.

Andrej Kiska
Andrej Kiska

Associate

Andrej joined Credo Ventures in October 2011, originally on a part-time basis. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluation of potential investments and is actively involved in supporting existing portfolio companies on fundraising, growth and exit activities along with his responsibilities as a part-time private equity analyst at Benson Oak, where he focuses on early stage investments. Andrej graduated from University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with concentrations in finance and management.

Vuk Vignjevic
Vuk Vignjevic

Associate Intern

Vuk joined Credo Ventures in March 2014. His main responsibility is to assist the associates in day-to-day tasks. Vuk is in the final year of master studies of Finance, Financial Markets and Banking at Charles University and he is also a graduate of International Business from University of Economics in Prague. During his studies, Vuk gained work experience on internship positions in advertising and electricity trading industry. He spends his free time practicing football and Thai box.