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Rockaway Ventures completes first investment round with almost a quarter of the target amount of EUR 100 million and completes another investment

The Rockaway Ventures Fund (RVF), with a target value of EUR 100 million, has received roughly a quarter of this amount from investors in the first round, about 600 milion CZK. Its current portfolio, with recently completed investments in Germany’s Viviere and Estonia’s Lingvist, now also includes Spotawheel, a Greek used-car sales platform, which was ranked last year by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing specialized shops in Europe. Simultaneously, RVF is launching a Czech fund for qualified investors, which will allow even more investors to invest into tech start-ups. Starting in April of this year, it will also be possible to invest in the fund via Amista and J&T Bank.

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Rockaway Capital completes its investment in Alkohol.cz, which wants to boost its position on the domestic market and expand into Western Europe

The Rockaway Capital investment group, which has long been concentrating on investments in the digital economy, e-commerce, and e-grocery, as just completed another significant transaction. The group’s newest member is Alcohol.cz, which focuses on the sale and delivery of selected premium alcoholic beverages in the Czech Republic. The company’s founder and CEO, Dominik Berdych, will continue to be its majority shareholder.

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Dana Běhálková: A Dream Fulfilled in the World of Finance

The path to Rockaway leads through different alleys that are not entirely the same for everyone. For Dana Běhálková, who holds the position of Financial Controller in the group, the journey began nine years ago in the business district of London Bridge City. While working at a sushi restaurant over the course of four months, she watched elegant financiers rushing past the legendary glass City Hall to one of the “Big Four” firms – and it occurred to her that this was it. A few years later, she was leading the entire audit team at the Czech branch of KPMG and in October 2019 she joined Rockaway, where she is in charge of the financing of dozens of companies in the group’s portfolio. Though the phrase “If you can dream it, you can do it” may be attributed to Walt Disney, it could just as well have been written by Dana.

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RBF Investor Summit in London

Rockaway Blockchain Fund hosted its Spring 2022 Investor Summit in London on 23 March. More than 200 people attended the event at 8 Northumberland, which included speakers and guests from London and the UK, the US, and all across Europe.

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Rockaway presents Solana Hacker House Prague as world tour wraps up in Europe

The Solana blockchain ecosystem is visiting Prague from March 1 to 6 as part of the Solana Hacker House world tour. The Solana Foundation x Rockaway Hacker House is the only stop of Solana Foundation in Europe and is presented by Rockaway, an early backer of Solana since 2018. This unique six-day offline event is open to developers from Europe or anywhere in the world with an interest in building on Solana.

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Jakub Krůta: At Rockaway, an “out of the box” approach is something we have in our blood

When Jakub first crossed the threshold of the Rockaway offices a couple of years ago, it took him quite while to recover from the initial shock. This graduate from a prestigious British university who found enough time during his studies to absolve several work terms abroad, and during his first, relatively demanding job managed to finish comparative exams in various areas of Czech law “on the side”, was used to strict separation of work and personal life. But this world of investments in a relaxed atmosphere, something very typical for Rockaway, eventually enchanted him. And above all, as he himself says, “once you’re in it, this business that’s done from the heart and with a bit of a punk attitude, is something you don’t want to abandon”.

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