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Jaroslav Luptak


Investment professional, community builder, technology scout interested in impact through tech.


  • Deal sourcing
  • Tech transfer & commercialization
  • Early-stage acceleration and  fundraising 
  • Data driven growth
  • Unique networks (CEE innovation ecosystem) 


Jaro is a Partner of Neulogy Ventures, leading the investment team since 2014. He has been working with early-stage companies and in technology transfer for over ten years.

Jaro co-founded StartupAwards.SK, the annual competition and bootcamp for Slovak startups, which accelerated more than 250 early-stage companies since 2010. In 2017, he co-founded FTRNW technology festival, one of the largest tech and innovation events in CEE, later acquired by HubHub.  

Jaro started his career as a technology transfer consultant at Neulogy working with several R&D institutions and deeptech companies in Slovakia. He later served as an external expert of the European Commission for the Horizon 2020 initiative. Jaro has a degree in Management and Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is a passionate surfer living in a landlocked country, but also likes freeride snowboarding. Jaro enjoys urban gardening and makes beats when the muse strikes.