About The Speaker
"Marian is Managing Director at G-Force, a pre/seed VC investment program of Founders Factory. He worked in product, marketing, and strategy roles with fast-growing technology companies. He helped build Startup Grind, the world’s largest organization for entrepreneurs, based in 125 countries. In 2015 he co-founded Braintrust, an influential think-tank of top technology Founders/CEOs from Central & Eastern Europe. In 2017 he co-founded IPM Growth, a VC arm of the IPM Group that invests in high-growth companies from Central and Eastern Europe with world-class technologies. At IPM Growth he focused on helping companies scale and develop meaningful global partnerships. In 2021 he co-founded G-Force, a global pre/seed investment program in co-operation with Founders Factory, investing in promising sustainability and climate-tech companies. Advisory Roles Marian is a board member at Matsuko, advisory board member at Tachyum, and member of the Acquisition Committee (REEAC) at Tate Gallery (UK’s most visited tourist attraction). He advises and mentors fast-growing startups and scale-ups. Marian was featured in New Europe 100 (organized by the Financial Times & Google), a list of outstanding leaders in world-class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe. Marian holds an MBA from ESCP (European School of Management), the oldest business school in the world."