Karel is a seasoned executive and investor with a strong IT background and experience in senior management positions. Over the past decade, he has been instrumental in growing one of world’s most successful antivirus companies, AVG Technologies, from a small business to a public listing on the new York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVGT). As CTO and acting CEO, he proved not only his technical skills but also management and business acumen. After leaving AVG, Karel has primarily been active as an investor and advisor, and is a venture partner at Credo Ventures. In this role, he has sat on the boards of several companies, primarily in the information security space, including Cognitive Security (acquired by Cisco – NASDAQ:CSCO).
Karel holds a masters’ degree and a doctorate in computer science from Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic.