Black Pearls VC is pleased to share this news with you. After months of talks and meetings we can officially announce that Ewa Treitz and Maciej Skórkiewicz joined our team. Ewa joins as a Venture Partner from 3M Ventures and she will increase Black Pearls VC global presence especially in the Baltic Sea Region. Maciej our new Investment Director will support the development of our portfolio companies in areas of the sales and investor relationships. Their track record in venture capital market effectively complements Black Pearls VC’s new strategy.
Ewa served in multiple management roles at Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital funds in Germany, Sweden and USA. Between 2012 and 2015 she was responsible for venture investments in innovative European startups for a large US corporate 3M. Prior to that she worked as an associate at Sustainable Technologies Fund in Stockholm, a mid-size cleantech expansion-stage fund with a focus on the Scandinavian market.
Since 2014 Ewa has been a member of Kauffman Fellowship – an executive education program for top Venture Capital investors worldwide, based in Palo Alto, California. She is also a graduate of Uppsala University in Sweden and Jacobs University in Germany, where she studied environmental technologies and economics. Ewa is based in Munich and her areas of expertise are energy & materials, electronics, SaaS and robotics.
“I am excited to join the Black Pearls team as Venture Partner and bring the experience and best practices I have learned abroad back to my home town. I have been impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and the energy of the Black Pearls team, which I believe is the key component of being a value-adding investor.” Commented Ewa Treitz, Venture Partner in Black Pearls VC
Maciej Skórkiewicz has over 20 years of senior executive experience, fundraising, investments, IPOs, public trading in securities and M&As. Maciej is a former CEO of Inveno Venture Capital fund. For 11 years he was a Director of Investor Relations Department in polish biggest ICT company Prokom Software. Before joining Black Pearls VC, Skórkiewicz was also the CEO and finance vice-president and board member of several companies, where he focused on operations for the rapidly expanding business.
Since early 90s Maciej has been connected to the Polish capital market, both as an investor and founder of Sopot’s Brokerage House where he was responsible for the organization of brokerage house foundation and supervising the merger with another company. In 2014 Maciej formed a consortium and effectively applied in the competition for funds from the EU JEREMIE initiative, resulting in the capital fund (FIZ AN) with a capitalization of 50 million PLN was founded. Maciej is a graduate of University of Gdańsk faculty of economics.
“We’re focused on helping great entrepreneurs build meaningful, independent companies. With Ewa and Maciej on board we can bring the development of Polish innovations to the next level. Ewa’s experience in Corporate Venture Capital will give us great support in development of new funds. Also Maciej is a valuable addition to us. With his know-how we can provide extraordinary value to our portfolio companies to help them scale. For sure we can say that their skills ensure that we can meet the expectations of Polish and European of the most ambitious entrepreneurs.” Said Marcin Kowalik, co-founder and Managing Partner in Black Pearls VC.