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“We sometimes hear that we are very corporate, but some things can’t be done without good planning,” said Radko Sekerka, head of R&D at Mall Group, at the Culture Rocks conference

Rockaway has actively been supporting the Culture Rocks conference focused on corporate cultures for over three years. The fifth edition of the event took place on 4 April at the deconsecrated Sacre Coeur church in Prague’s Smíchov district. The speakers included Radko Sekerka, who has been part of the Rockaway team since 2015 and has served as the head of R&D at Mall Group for the past year and a half. The following interview with Radko was conducted by Petr Skondrojanis, CEO of the COCUMA portal, in the conference’s talk-show format.

BudgetBakers receives investment from Rockaway for development of a new product for a global clientele

The Czech start-up BudgetBakers, which operates an application for managing personal finances for international markets, has received funding for the development of a new product. The product will be capable of administrating business from a mobile telephone and, like the firm’s original application, is intended for the North American, Asian and Western European markets. Other than Rockaway, angel investors and the parent StartupYard, from which BudgetBakers emerged, were also involved in the investment.

Money Talks 007: How automation and robotisation are functioning across the group

It is the evening of Thursday, 14 March. More than seventy people from financial teams across the Rockaway group’s portfolio have come together at the U Staré paní club in the centre of Prague. They are there for a discussion on automation, starting with finance but eventually touching on all of the possibilities that robots now offer in the corporate environment.

Manifesto Market raises a growth equity investment. Together with Rockaway, they want to expand and upgrade the concept with digital solutions

Manifesto Market, recently awarded the Retailer of the Year prize for Best Customer Experience, announced the closing of a growth equity investment from Rockaway. The investment group owned by Jakub Havrlant will acquire a minority equity stake in the company. Together with Martin Barry, they will focus on developing digital customer experience, and on growing the company into a global proptech and hospitality brand focusing on popup gastro and retail.

MARTIN KONOP FOR FORBES: “IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, IT’S EASIER TO GET INTO A POSITION IN WHICH YOU CAN INFLUENCE THINGS”

“They do deals worth billions and it doesn’t matter to them if it’s in Prague, London or New York. Or if they’re working for global funds or for the wealthiest Czechs. These eight financial high-fliers weren’t even 30 years old, and yet they have already managed to leave their mark in the Czech Republic and even abroad. Get to know the future Czech Warren Buffets.” Thus begins an article in Forbes magazine about Czech talents in the world of investment, among whom is Martin Konop of Rockaway Ventures.
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