Sebastian Kulczyk

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Sebastian Kulczyk
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Sebastian Kulczyk
Born(1980-11-16)16 November 1980
Poznań, Poland
NationalityPolish
EducationAdam Mickiewicz University
OccupationBusinessman
Net worthUS$1.5 billion (October 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)
Katarzyna Jordan
(m. 2010, divorced)
Parent(s)Grażyna Kulczyk
Jan Kulczyk
RelativesDominika Kulczyk (sister)

Sebastian Kulczyk (born 16 November 1980) is a Polish billionaire businessman, and the son of Jan Kulczyk, who was the richest man in Poland,[2][3][4] and Grażyna Kulczyk.

Kulczyk is the president of Kulczyk Investments and an investor specializing in the new technology sector[5].

Early life[edit]

He graduated from the Karol Marcinkowski High School No. 1 in Poznań,[6] and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, majoring in management and marketing. He has also studied at the London School of Economics[7].

Career[edit]

At the age of 19 he received hundred thousand PLN from his parents and started the network of Internet cafes called e24.pl. He did not succeed.

Next he established a successful interactive marketing agency GoldenSubmarine.[8]

From 2009 to 2010 he worked for Lazard investment bank in London and has also worked at the digital media unit of Sony BMG in New York.

In December 2013, after returning from USA, he became President of the Board of Kulczyk Investments, company which is the foundations of his fathers business,[9] replacing Dariusz Mioduski who was in charge of the company from 2008. Jan Kulczyk delegated management to his son a year and a half before he died.

He is the founder of Manta Ray VC,[10] which is investing in the new technology sector[11]. Initiator of projects focused on supporting polish startups[12][13]. Originator of InCredibles accelerating program,[14] president of Jutronauci project's chapter.[15]

His initiative has led to the emergence of Singularity University in Poland for the first time.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

On 5 June 2010, in Antibes, France, he married Katarzyna Jordan (daughter of Polish businessman Krzysztof Jordan).[18] They have since divorced.[1] His sister is Dominika Kulczyk.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Sebastian Kulczyk". Forbes. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Sebastian Kulczyk: Inwestowanie z Bransonem to wielka przygoda". fakty.interia.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  3. ^ "Wyborcza.pl". wyborcza.biz. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  4. ^ "Jan Kulczyk". forbes.pl. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  5. ^ "Sebastian Kulczyk daje 60 mln USD na start-upy - Gospodarka - Bankier.TV - serwis zawierający materiały video m.in. o gospodarce, finansach, komentarzach i giełdzie". Bankier.TV (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  6. ^ Młodziejewska, Nicole (2015-07-29). "Jan Kulczyk był ojcem, który dawał swoim dzieciom wzorce". gloswielkopolski.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  7. ^ "Kulczyk Investments". kulczykinvestments.com (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  8. ^ "Kulczyk junior marzy o krzemowej dolinie". pb.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  9. ^ "Kulczyk Investments". kulczykinvestments.com (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  10. ^ "MANTA RAY". mantaray.vc. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  11. ^ Bellon, Michał Wąsowski i Marta; Paź 17 16:40, 26; 125 634 (2017-10-26). "Sebastian Kulczyk zainwestował w Hyperloop One - tę samą spółkę, co Richard Branson". Business Insider (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Wąsowski, Marta Bellon i Michał; Sty 18 06:03, 18; 367 041 (2018-01-18). "Sebastian Kulczyk: w Polsce nie brakuje firm z globalnym potencjałem [WYWIAD]". Business Insider (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Sebastian Kulczyk: startup to ciężka harówka, ale to nie pieniądze są głównym problemem". INNPoland.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  14. ^ Wąsowski, Marta Bellon i Michał; Sty 18 06:03, 18; 367 041 (2018-01-18). "Sebastian Kulczyk: w Polsce nie brakuje firm z globalnym potencjałem [WYWIAD]". Business Insider (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "MENTOR: Sebastian Kulczyk". wyborcza.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  16. ^ Polska, Business Insider; Paź 17 08:30, 16; 9 682 (2017-10-16). "Wpływowy think tank wspierany m.in. przez Sebastiana Kulczyka otwiera się na Polskę". Business Insider (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ ""Incredibles"".
  18. ^ Zaradniak, Jacek Sobczyński, Marek (2010-06-05). "Sebastian Kulczyk ożenił się we Francji". polskatimes.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-04-05.

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