Karel Obluk is a general partner at Evolution Equity Partners, a multi-stage international investor leveraging deep sector expertise to help exceptional entrepreneurs develop market leading companies with global reach.
Karel is a seasoned executive 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, now publicly listed at NYSE (NYSE:AVGT). 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 general 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, CarbonBlack or Onapsis.
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.