Marian Gazdik

About Me

MD, Europe at Startup Grind. Marian is also Founding Partner at IPM Growth, a VC company investing in technology scale-ups from the Central & Eastern Europe. He is an advisory board member at T-Mobile Czech Republic & Telekom Slovakia. Ex-Orange, ex-Reebok. Marian was featured in New Europe 100 (organised by Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Visegrad Fund), the list of outstanding challengers who are leading world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe.

My blog posts

Conference Season Has Started! Here's How You Waste It

Building a company from scratch is is an adventure like no other.

The Most Important Point about Female Founders Month

The world of startups and entrepreneurship is not for the faint hearted. It is an extremely competitive place where only the most dedicated, passionate and driven founders survive. One of the most visible inequalities in this sector is lack of female entrepreneurs.

Why the World will Miss Dave Goldberg

There are people in this world who are smart, hard working and successful and then there are people who are all that plus they have a kind heart and everybody loves them.  Dave Goldberg had the kindest of hearts. He loved helping entrepreneurs and giving back to the startup community. That was basically the whole mission of his company SurveyMonkey, where he was a CEO: to help people make better decisions with data. Let us celebrate Dave Goldberg and his life's work.