Laszlo Czirjak is a seasoned investor with over 30 years of investment and board experience across a variety of sectors, including agriculture, B2B software, consumer products, e-commerce, energy, fintech, hardware manufacturing, internet marketplaces, media, mobility, among other sectors. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at iEurope Capital, a US venture capital firm that is fully invested. Prior, Laszlo was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company/BT Alex Brown in the London Investment Bank. Laszlo received a MBA in Finance and a BS in Industrial Engineering both from Columbia University, New York.
Patrik Mercz has been engaged in the startup ecosystem since the beginning of his university studies, where he also gained experience at fast-growing B2B software, Fintech and Edtech companies. Prior to joining IVP, Patrik worked at Solus Capital as an Investment Manager. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business IT from Corvinus University and his Master’s Degree in Sustainable Finance from KU Leuven.
Mary Alcantara is a trusted mentor, startup advisor and investor with significant experience in North America and Europe. Prior to joining, she was a founding partner of tandemLEAP, an innovation and business development firm with offices in Budapest and New York. She has consulted for and guided entrepreneurs at many leading incubation and accelerator programs, including Alchemist Accelerator (Silicon Valley), Summerside Xchange (PEI), and MKB Fintechlab (Budapest). She also led Strategic Partnerships for Sellerant, a Texas-based sales and marketing agency supporting startups and scaleups. She received a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Central European University.
Lili Nagy is a venture capital professional with prior roles at HiVentures and BlackRock. She holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in corporate finance from the University of Amsterdam. Her journey into the startup ecosystem began in Amsterdam while organizing a special edition of TEDxUniversityofAmsterdam in collaboration with the local Impact Hub, aimed at inspiring students interested in entrepreneurship.
Matyas Volgyi was the co-president of Hungary's largest investment-related student organization, the Budapest Investment Club, for two years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Economics from Corvinus University and a Master's Degree in Finance with a specialization in Corporate Finance from the University of Amsterdam.