Why founders work with us?

(except for the money part)

We're transparent and responsive

We respond to every quality email from a founder. If we're interested, we act fast. If we are not, we let you know. We're committed to transparency.

We have a global network

Our network is strongest in Silicon Valley, Southeast Asia, Scandinavia and Africa. Whether you're looking for another round, a global partner or an exit, we're happy to connect you with the key players.

We're founder-friendly

Being former founders we know the importance of a supportive, founder-friendly investor. We're doing our best to be just that.

SMOK Ventures is a Polish/American venture capital fund created by former entrepreneurs and community leaders with the aim to help early stage startup founders build multi-million-dollar global software enteprises from Poland.
Diana Koziarska

Diana Koziarska

Managing Partner

Physics graduate. ReaktorX co-founder. Community leader of the Polish startup scene. Ambassador of Startup Poland. Named CESA Female Role Model of the Year 2018 and Strong Woman in IT 2019.

Borys Musielak

Borys Musielak

Managing Partner

Engineer turned entrepreneur turned investor. Sold his previous startup Filmaster to Samba TV in 2015 to build the company's thriving European business. Co-founded Reaktor Warsaw, ReaktorX accelerator and Startup Poland foundation. Mentors at Google For Startups and Huge Thing.

Paul Bragiel

Paul Bragiel

Managing Partner

Entrepreneur turned investor. He’s advised or invested in the seed rounds of 200+ companies which includes holdings in billion dollar companies Uber, Niantic (Pokemon Go), Stripe, Unity & Zappos. Paul has founded and oversees 6 funds with over $400m under management across 4 continents.

Dan Bragiel

Dan Bragiel

Venture Partner

Dan is headquartered in SF as managing partner of Bragiel Brothers, an early stage fund with over 30 investments at pre-seed and seed. Previously he was angel investor of 25 companies and partner at i/o ventures.