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Rockaway Ventures launches a fund focused on ESG investment in startups and announces its first two acquisitions

The investment team behind the Rockaway Capital’s successful investments in start-ups like Productboard, Brand Embassy, Gjirafa, or Storyous is launching a new venture capital fund, the Rockaway Ventures Fund, with a target size of EUR 100 million (CZK 2.5 billion). It will focus primarily on start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe that are digitalizing traditional industries while following ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles. Its first two investments, where Rockaway Ventures Fund invests several million EUR, are Estonian start-up Lingvist and German Vivere platform.

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Viktor Fischer bought a candle in an auction for one bitcoin to support Amnesty International

Cryptocurrencies aren’t just good investment tools – they can also be used to do good. Rockaway Blockchain Fund head Viktor Fischer provided a shining example of this when during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival he bought a candle from the Rückl glassworks in an auction for one bitcoin, i.e. for more than one million CZK, to support the Amnesty International non-governmental organization.

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Rockaway Insider with Michal Tresner, CEO of ThreatMark

He runs a company that banks, and definitely not only those in the Czech Republic, pick as their number-one security and fraud detection solution. Michal Tresner co-founded ThreatMark in 2015, and a mere three years later it was declared Start-up of the Year by Forbes Magazine and CzechInvest. Its success is quite certainly due to Michal’s personal qualities – openness, admitting mistakes, learning from them, and an effort to build an entirely innovative product for society is something that drives this young company forward.

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The Rockaway Blockchain Fund is making massive investments thanks to the market decline, and has made 12 investments in just the last two months

The Rockaway Blockchain Fund, the largest VC fund focused on blockchain and DeFi in Europe, with a $100 million dollar target, has taken advantage of the situation on the crypto market and is making massive investments. The team, led by fund founder Viktor Fischer, made no investments in April when the market was at its peak, and over the past two months it has invested in a total of 12 projects. One of these is a start-up, Figure, which focuses on loans via blockchain.

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