Co-founder of Delivery Hero, Founder of Spreadshirt, Co-founder and Partner at Team Europe, Co-founder and Advisor at Point Nine Capital, early investor in Volocopter – and the list goes on. We are glad to welcome one of the true European tech rockstars, Lukasz Gadowski, to Slush 2017.
Born in Poland, living in Germany, Lukasz Gadowski is an internet entrepreneur and investor. Might sound like a modest title but in reality, it nicely honors his versatile background and numerous success stories. To further explain the examples above, Spreadshirt is Europe’s leading customized apparel platform and Team Europe one of Europe’s top incubator groups. At Point Nine Capital, Lukasz invests in early-stage companies, and with Volocopter he wants to make people fly. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Quite recently, he made headlines with Delivery Hero, a worldwide (21 countries) network of online food ordering sites (73,000 restaurant partners). This world’s largest and fastest-growing takeaway app, went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange last June. Despite its loss-making nature, it was the largest German tech IPO in three years and gave a very needed boost to the German startup scene with its $1.1 billion IPO. Now valued at over $5 billion and backed by Rocket Internet, Delivery Hero could be “the next Zalando” – proving that it’s not all “hype and bubble” in Berlin. As said, “if Delivery Hero develops as promised, then that would be very helpful to further tech IPOs in Germany and across Europe.”