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About us

We are experienced investor in both food and tech sector with 9 years track record of investments in CEE and worldwide. Our founders have experience in both tech and food sectors and believe that combination of these two is the future. With food sector changing, but slow to adapt, opportunities emerge for entrepreneurs willing to dedicate their time into this

Thanks to existing investment portfolio, FoodTech Ventures brings to the table not only investment and experience, but also access to the market (e.g, Regal Burger's network) for tech players and technology (POS, hiring, staffing, delivery system, reporting etc.) for food players. Both of these are supported by centralized procurement, legal, marketing and finance support as we believe that cooperation is a key for quick growth.

Our approach

We have entrepreneurial background and seek in kind spirits who want to grow their venture together with use. We are interested in projects in the pre-seed and seed phases in search for a reliable partner for their growth. With more than 30 years of experience running businesses in a range of sectors, we offer not only capital, but also network and synergies with our existing portfolio as well as operational support via our network of operating partners. We are not just investors - we are entrepreneurs with plenty of experience and see ourselves as your partner in bringing your company to the next phase.

Portfolio

Food chain portfolio (invested via CF Group)

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Regal Burger
Leading CEE fast casual chain with 20+ stores in Czech republic and Slovakia
Location: Slovakia
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: food/retail
Invested in: 2014
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Poke Bistro
Chain of PokeBowl bars in Slovakia and the Czech republic with 10+ stores
Location: Slovakia
Investment: majority, lead investor
Sector: food/retail
Invested in: 2020
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Chuck&Frida
Restaurants chain in Austria
Location: Austria
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: food/retail
Invested in: 2019
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Banh-mi-Ba
Chain of authentic Vietnamese bistros in the Czech republic and Slovakia with 5 opened stores and 4 more in construction
Location: Czech republic, Slovakia
Investment: majority, lead investor
Sector: food/retail
Invested in: 2021
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La Garnacha
Chain of authentic Mexican bistros in Slovakia with 3 opened stores and 3 more in construction
Location: Slovakia
Investment: majority, lead investor
Sector: food/retail
Invested in: 2021

Other portfolio

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House of Somos
SOMOS is a chain of premium hotels and hostels in Central America with its own restaurant chain "The International by Somos"
Location: Costa Rica
Investment: lead investor, minority
Sector: hospitality
Invested in: 2019
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Job Angels
Smart way to hire - bringing headhunting to mass market jobs via AI and social networks recruiting
Location: Slovakia
Investment: majority, lead investor
Sector: tech/software
Invested in: 2015
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Trifft
Leading loyalty tool in Czech republic and Slovakia
Location: Slovakia
Investment: minority, advisory position
Co-investors: Koopeo Ventures
Sector: tech/software
Invested in: 2014
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TracwarePOS
Innovative POS system for fast food and fast casual
Location: Slovakia
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: tech/software
Invested in: 2020
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Tracware Sensors
Development of sensors systems for F&B and agro sector
Location: Slovakia
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: tech/hardware
Invested in: 2019
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Eatster
Take away for modern F&B
Location: Slovakia
Investment: minority, advisory position
Co-investors: Vision Ventures
Sector: tech/software
Invested in: 2020
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Chocolaterie Willi&Pauli
Manufacturer of craft, hand made chocolate
Location: Czech republic
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: food/manufacturing
Invested in: 2018
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Kingsmen coffee
Development of smart automatic coffee machines in India
Location: Bengaluru, India
Investment: lead investor, minority
Sector: tech/hardware
Invested in: 2018
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GreenRock farms
Greenhouse farms in Bengaluru, India using hydroponics for quality food production
Location: Bengaluru, India
Investment: lead investor, majority
Co-investors: Anthropic
Sector: food/manufacturing
Invested in: 2015
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Chefstarter
Food startups incubator and shared kitchen
Location: Prague, Czech republic
Investment: lead investor, majority
Sector: food/others
Invested in: 2017

Our Team

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Jozef Bardik

Managing Partner, CEO

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Norbert Geier

CFO

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Jozef Kuzma

COO

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Ján Aštary

CMO

Contacts

Piestany office:

Pribinova 2

92101 Piestany

Slovakia

Bratislava office:

Kapucínska 5

811 03 Bratislava

Slovakia

Dubai office:

Dodbar FZE at We Work

One Central, Offices 4

Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai, UAE