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Rockaway Insider with Jakub Krůta, Senior Legal Counsel

Up to now, our regular Rockaway Insider newsletter has focused mainly on upper management. In the new year we would like to gradually also feature those whose work is frequently hidden behind the scenes, but is often key. Over time, Jakub Krůta has become one of the key members of Rockaway Capital’s legal team, and as senior legal counsel has, for example, taken part in negotiations on the acquisition of a share in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. How did he work his way up to this position and how does he come to terms which such great responsibility?

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Rockaway Insider with Dušan Kovačič, Rockaway Blockchain Fund Chief Investment Officer

We’re sending you the last issue of this year’s newsletter. This time Dušan Kovačič from the Rockaway Blockchain Fund answered seven questions. He’s among those who don’t need to “turn off” too often in order to recharge for the next work week. As Chief Investment Officer he is responsible for all of the Fund’s investments, he’s involved with crypto-communities, and supports the development of user-oriented products and platforms. And as he himself says, he tries for it to be “fun every day”. Next year you can keep looking forward to the Rockaway Insider – on January 12 it will arrive in your inbox with a brand-new look!

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KVIFF Group acquires Aerofilms. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival gives rise to a new organization spanning the entire CEE region

The newly established KVIFF Group continues to expand. Since Rockaway Capital’s investment in the festival, the Karlovy Vary IFF has rapidly increased its activities, extending its breadth and reach to cover an ever larger spectrum of the Czech cultural scene. Through its subsidiary, the six-year-old KVIFF Distribution, the group has acquired a majority share in the established Aerofilms distribution company. This is another major step to exponentially expand the content offered by the recently inaugurated KVIFF TV streaming platform. The new venture shall also bolster the ambitions of KVIFF Group by using innovative projects, forward-looking film distribution, and public events to take full advantage of the potential offered by the film festival and the city and region of Karlovy Vary.

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Rockaway Insider with Milan Vašina, Senior Advisor at Rockaway Capital

A respected top manager, for many years he headed T-Mobile in the Czech Republic, and from last year he has been working with Rockaway as a Senior Advisor as well as running the non-profit Aspen Institute. Though as a sought-after mentor, he is used to doling out advice, he considers his strongest characteristic to be the exact opposite – the ability to listen.

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David Rakušan: Helping create a parallel world

You’d be hard-pressed to find a team at Rockaway Capital growing faster than the one behind the Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF). In this instalment of our Humans of Rockaway series, its investment manager, David Rakušan, shows us what it’s like to be part of an investment fund that’s changing the world and helping build the financial system of the future.

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The Rockaway Blockchain Fund makes the largest investment in its history, sending 1Inch more than CZK 100 million

The Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), an investment fund focusing on blockchain and DeFi projects, has made its largest investment to date: as part of a Series B investment round it has sent another $5 million (more than CZK 100 million) to 1Inch, the popular decentralized exchange aggregator. 1Inch is the eleventh unicorn in the RBF portfolio, which is a company valued at more than one billion dollars.

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