Private investment firm
focused on VC investments in the CEE

WARSAW • LONDON • PARIS • ZURICH

Private investment
firm focused on
VC investments
in the CEE

WARSAW • LONDON
PARIS • ZURICH

OUR FOCUS

Early stage technology investments.

Long-term returns coupled with a positive social and cultural impact.

Strong commitment to professional excellence,
moral integrity, personal trust and confidentiality.

OUR FOCUS

Early stage technology investments.

Long-term returns coupled with a positive social and cultural impact.

Strong commitment to professional excellence,
moral integrity, personal trust and confidentiality.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

We are a sophisticated private investment firm offering founders operational support and privileged access to top global investors.

Our portfolio is exclusively for reputable and like-minded families and HNWIs.

Expeditions Fund is a long-term and patient venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology companies globally led by mission-driven founders.

The fund has initially started as venture capital operations of Firlej Kastory family office. In 2021, Firlej Kastory expanded beyond immediate family management and the venture capital firm, Expeditions Fund, was created.

Expeditions Fund today is an independent venture fund backed by multi-billion dollar investors, family offices, founders and CEOs of successful companies.

In each company we are looking at the four core elements:

Mission-driven Founders

We help people who dare to build something meaningful that goes beyond pure financial profit

Uniqueness

A company should have a compelling competitive advantage based on their technology and the plan of how to build a strong long-term moat

Enterprise-oriented

We prefer to invest in B2B SaaS companies

Targeting Big Market

Total Addressable Market over $1bn with a steady growth rate and favourable trends 

VALUE CREATION STRATEGY

We are a specialised group focused on particular stage and sectors where we have ability to add a significant value.

We extend our wider investment base to help founders overcome specific challenges, exchange knowledge, and learn from former technology founders.

OUR SPECIFIC INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Stage:
Late Seed/Series A

Geography:
Europe with a focus on CEE and Polish-diaspora

Sectors:
Agnostic with the main focus on: Risk Governance, Finance, Health, Sustainability

Initial Ticket:
€250k – €1m

We are hands-on managers who intend
to support the founders in key dimensions:

We are hands-on managers who intend to support the founders in key dimensions:

Sales & HR

Attracting customers,
industry partners,
and key employees.

Investment

Structuring financial rounds,
M&As, exit strategies
and connecting with VCs.

Opportunities
for POCs 

With our investors’
portfolio companies.

SELECTED PORTFOLIO

We back founders who want to solve important problems with the use of science and technology:

SELECTED PORTFOLIO

We back founders who want to solve important problems with the use of science and technology:

TEAM

Our formation, young age and background in family businesses, private investments, law, marketing, art and philanthropy makes us uniquely positioned to adopt a longer-term approach to private wealth of enterprising Polish and international families.

TEAM

Our formation, young age and background in family businesses, private investments, law, marketing, art and philanthropy makes us uniquely positioned to adopt a longer-term approach to private wealth of enterprising Polish and international families.

Mikołaj Firlej
Co-founder, General Partner

Mikolaj has spent several years in venture capital and family office in London and Warsaw. He was also advising Netguru, a leading software development agency in the long-term strategy and acquisitions as well as he helped to establish a new academic Centre at the University of Oxford focused on exploring policy and regulatory challenges of frontier technologies. He is a Lecturer at the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence, and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and Warsaw in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy. In his personal life, Mikolaj is supporting gifted schoolchildren, particularly from Beskid Mountains.

Stanisław Kastory
Co-founder, General Partner

Stanisław’s goal is to steer private wealth towards more impact driven approach. In his past he worked for the biggest Polish law firm – Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) specializing in M&A advisory. Stanislaw established and led DZP Future to advise startups during a capital raising, restructuring, corporate disputes, and international expansion. Stanislaw holds an MA diploma in Law and Administration from Warsaw University. He dedicates his free time to his two biggest passions – alpine and freestyle skiing.

Zofia Krajewska
Investment Associate

Zofia works principally on investigating and analyzing potential investment opportunities and supporting value-creation activities in portfolio companies. Zofia has gained experience in venture capital at The Conscious Fund, London. She is finishing her BSc in International Business Administration at Erasmus University, and approaching her masters at Bocconi University. Her interests include psychology and nutrition, and she enjoys hiking and impressionist art.

Mikołaj Firlej
Co-founder, General Partner

Mikolaj has spent several years in venture capital and family office in London and Warsaw. He was also advising Netguru, a leading software development agency in the long-term strategy and acquisitions as well as he helped to establish a new academic Centre at the University of Oxford focused on exploring policy and regulatory challenges of frontier technologies. He is a Lecturer at the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence, and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and Warsaw in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy. In his personal life, Mikolaj is supporting gifted schoolchildren, particularly from Beskid Mountains.

Stanisław Kastory
Co-founder, General Partner

Stanisław’s goal is to steer private wealth towards more impact driven approach. In his past he worked for the biggest Polish law firm – Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) specializing in M&A advisory. Stanislaw established and led DZP Future to advise startups during a capital raising, restructuring, corporate disputes, and international expansion. Stanislaw holds an MA diploma in Law and Administration from Warsaw University. He dedicates his free time to his two biggest passions – alpine and freestyle skiing.

Zofia Krajewska
Investment Associate

Zofia works principally on investigating and analyzing potential investment opportunities and supporting value-creation activities in portfolio companies. Zofia has gained experience in venture capital at The Conscious Fund, London. She is finishing her BSc in International Business Administration at Erasmus University, and approaching her masters at Bocconi University. Her interests include psychology and nutrition, and she enjoys hiking and impressionist art.

Jakub Lipiński
Venture Advisor

Jakub is a software engineer turned serial entrepreneur, investor and mentor. He is a Co-founder and CEO at Polidea (acquired by Snowflake Inc.) and Apphance (acquired by Applause Inc.).

Akshay Kiran
Venture Advisor

Akshay has spent about sixteen years across venture capital investments, energy infrastructure and resources investment banking/project finance, and systems engineering. Most recently he was working for the British Multi-Family Office.

Steve Ciesinski
Senior Advisor

Steve is a seasoned operator, investor, board member, and advisor to tech- and science-based companies in a broad range of industries. Steve was most recently president of Silicon Valley-based SRI International, one of the world’s leading independent R&D organizations.

Maciej Radziwiłł
Affiliate

Maciej is a private investor and philanthropist, owner of a portfolio of energy companies. In the past he was Chairman of the Advisory Board at PKP Energetyka and Chairman of Trakcja Tiltra.

Paweł Kastory
Affiliate

Paweł is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, owner of marketing companies, CEO of DDB Poland. Pawel is a Founder and President of the National Museum Friends Association.

Marcin Zukowski
Affiliate

Marcin co-founded Snowflake and has been a key member of its engineering organization since. He is a leading expert in database processing, focusing on high performance and modern hardware architectures. Prior to Snowflake, Marcin was the CEO of Vectorwise, an innovative Dutch database company based on his research, acquired by Actian in 2012.

Jakub Lipiński
Venture Advisor

Jakub is a software engineer turned serial entrepreneur, investor and mentor. He is a Co-founder and CEO at Polidea (acquired by Snowflake Inc.) and Apphance (acquired by Applause Inc.).

Akshay Kiran
Venture Advisor

Akshay has spent about sixteen years across venture capital investments, energy infrastructure and resources investment banking/project finance, and systems engineering. Most recently he was working for the British Multi-Family Office.

Steve Ciesinski
Senior Advisor

Steve is a seasoned operator, investor, board member, and advisor to tech- and science-based companies in a broad range of industries. Steve was most recently president of Silicon Valley-based SRI International, one of the world’s leading independent R&D organizations.

Maciej Radziwiłł
Affiliate

Maciej is a private investor and philanthropist, owner of a portfolio of energy companies. In the past he was Chairman of the Advisory Board at PKP Energetyka and Chairman of Trakcja Tiltra.

Paweł Kastory
Affiliate

Paweł is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, owner of marketing companies, CEO of DDB Poland. Pawel is a Founder and President of the National Museum Friends Association.

Marcin Zukowski
Affiliate

Marcin co-founded Snowflake and has been a key member of its engineering organization since. He is a leading expert in database processing, focusing on high performance and modern hardware architectures. Prior to Snowflake, Marcin was the CEO of Vectorwise, an innovative Dutch database company based on his research, acquired by Actian in 2012.

CONTACT

We are looking to partner with exceptional founders and be an active part of their successful expeditions.

Warsaw office: 

Plac Małachowskiego 2
Warsaw, 00-066, Poland
email: info@firlejkastory.com


London office:

71-77 Pall Mall, St. James’s
London SW1Y 5HD, United Kingdom

CONTACT

We are looking to partner with exceptional founders and be an active part of their successful expeditions.

Warsaw office: 

Plac Małachowskiego 2
Warsaw, 00-066, Poland
email: info@firlejkastory.com


London office:

71-77 Pall Mall, St. James’s
London SW1Y 5HD, United Kingdom