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Big investor and businessman Lukasz Gadowski focuses on startups

The German-Polish serial founder and investor Lukasz Gadowski, after the end of the incubator Team Europe, whose history started in 2008, for a long time disappeared from the media scene. Now the Spreadshirt founder is back – and this time he comes with several million in the luggage.

Alone, the delivery of the IPO Gadowski, which contributed significantly to the reticent investor to have brought about 45 million. Gadowski also had his fingers in the past with big startups such as brands4friends, Fyber, Einkaufportal, Madvertise, Mister Spex and studiVZ. Gadowski also helped push the successful investor Point Nine Capital.

As one of the few people in the scene, Gadowski is currently making a name for himself as founder and investor. First of all, he is pushing ahead with Flash, one of the European e-scooter startups. Investors such as Target Global (where Gadowski last worked as a partner), IDinvest and Signals have already invested 55 million euros in the young company.

Like many other companies worldwide – such as Bird, Lime, etc. – Flash launches so-called e-scooters, electric scooters. According to information from deutsche-startups.de Gadowski is not enough this enormous sum, he wants much higher and is currently looking for a similar sum. At the DLD in January, Gadowski first publicly talked about his vision for Flash (see below).

With the building up of Flash and the accumulation of millions, other people would be filled out. Gadowski, on the other hand, continues to use every opportunity that comes his way. He has just invested in car sharing startup Miles with WestTech Ventures. The start-up company, formerly known as drive by, distinguishes itself from its many competitors primarily through its billing system.

At Miles, unlike other car-sharing providers, only the actual mileage is billed, not the journey time. Shortly before, Gadowski’s entry into Choco became known. The company, founded by Daniel Khachab, Julian Hammer and Rogério da Silva Yokomizo, offers an app that allows restaurateurs to order food via messengers. Around 4 million euros are said to have flowed in Choco.

On his website Gadowski gives a brief insight into his investment strategy: “Presently working on unlocking the z-axis for individual transport (as Chairman at Volocopter) as well as robotics (tbd)”. On Linkedin Gadowski is called “Mobility Investor”.

But also in the trend theme co-working mixes the Berlin series founder. Last year, for example, he invested in the Berlin-based operator Unicorn, which is currently spreading throughout the capital. We once collected all the hot investments of Lukasz Gadowski. The focus is on newer investments. Here is the comprehensive overview.

The hot investments of Lukasz Gadowski

Albora

The London-based startup Albora Technologies, which was launched in 2017, is developing navigation systems for autonomous vehicles. Crunchbase leads alongside Gadowski also Nils Regge, Moritz Thiele and Michael Lützenkirchen as investors. The startup was founded by Anselm Adams and Jevon Davies,

Choco

Even at the Berlin startup Choco Gadowski is on board in a big way. The company, founded by Khachab, Julian Hammer and Rogério da Silva Yokomizo, offers an app that allows restaurateurs to order food via messengers. In the UK Rekki is already extremely successful with this concept. Atlantic Labs, Christophe Maire, previously invested in the startup.

klarx

Together with Target Global and the founders of Flixbus Daniel Krauss, André Schwämmlein and Jochen Engert, Gadowski invested 4 million euros in Klarx, an online rental platform for construction machinery, at the end of last year. The startup was founded in 2015 by the brothers Matthias and Florian glove and Vincent Koch in Munich.

LemonCat

In 2016 Gadowski invested in the catering startup Lemoncat, which was founded by Doreen Huber, formerly Delivery Hero and Springstar. The startup is also supported by investors such as Northzone, Rocket Internet, Point Nine Capital and Target Global.

Miles

Together with WestTech Ventures and some business angels, Gadowski recently invested in carsharing startup Miles. The start-up company, formerly known as drive by, distinguishes itself from its many competitors primarily through its billing system. Unlike other car-sharing providers, only the miles actually driven, not the journey time, are billed.

Volocopter

The Bruchsal Startup Volocopter is the air taxi company in the country par excellence. The company is developing an aircraft that will later fly autonomously. On the roof of a Volocopter 18 rotors are mounted – similar to a drone. With these, the aircraft can take off vertically. Investors like Gadowski, btov, Daimler and Intel have already pumped over 25 million euros into the company.


Also published on Medium.

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