Karel Obluk

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Karel is independent consultant and investor with strong IT background, with experience in top management positions. Over the past decade, he helped to grow one of the most successful AV companies AVG Technologies, publicly listed at NYSE (NYSE:AVGT), recently acquired by Avast. As an acting CEO and CTO, he proved not only his technical but also managerial and business skills.

After leaving AVG, Karel has been primarily active as an investor and advisor, he was venture partner of Credo Ventures and more recently partner of Evolution Equity. In this role, he focuses on investments in technology companies that apply new innovative approaches to security, such as Cognitive Security – acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), SecurityScorecard, OpenDNS (NASDAQ:CSCO), Onapsis, CarbonBlack, DFLabs, Fortscale or Cymmetria.

Karel holds a doctorate and masters’ degree in computer science from the Brno University of Technology, Czech republic. He was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows. Karel’s native language is Czech, he is fluent in English and Slovak and can also speak German, Russian and very limited French.