Rockaway Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing and building Internet companies in emerging markets, entered the U.S. market with its first office in San Francisco’s SOMA district.
Led by Jakub Havrlant, CEO, the firm has invested $28M in seed stage startups across e-commerce, B2B SaaS, Fintech, and travel/transportation and has additional access to $225m in funding.
It has invested in more than 30 companies, founded 7 companies and brought offline brands online to date.
Initial offices were in Prague and Sao Paolo.
The Rockaway Capital team is comprised of 27 U.S. and European entrepreneurs. The management team includes:
– Jakub Havrlant, Chief Executive Officer
– Jan Jirovec, Investment Partner
– Dusan Zabrodsky, Investment Partner
– Sean Gaddis, Head of Value Creation
The firm plans to raise additional funding by 2016.