Peter CsikosInvestment advisor
Péter Csíkos has over 10 years of experience in managing high-growth startups in the CEE region.
He began his career as Business Development Manager of SOLVO Biotechnology, a VC-financed Deloitte Fast50 CE Hungarian start-up company specializing in commercialization and development of in-vitro assay systems for pharmaceutical drug discovery and development. He participated in strategic planning and assisted the successful transformation of the company from a startup into a well-known service provider in the pharma and biotech industry, expanding its activities in Europe, Japan and the U.S.. He helped to win clients including the pharmaceutical manufacturers Abbott, Pfizer, Millenium and Biogen Idec.
Between 2006 and 2007, Mr. Csíkos was the head of innovations and technology transfer at Eötvös Loránd University, a major Hungarian research institution. After setting up the technology transfer program, he carried out knowledge mapping and technology screening to find, utilize, incubate and license out the selected technologies, and generated licensing revenues for the university within nine months of starting the program.
From 2007, he was the Business Development Director of ValDeal, the first technology incubator/accelerator of the CEE region. Under his interim management, six startups raised seed/early stage funding (a total of USD 12 million), various technology partnerships with key industry players were created, and by 2014, three of the portfolio companies (Gravity R&D, Medimass and Cryo-Innovation) were acquired by key industry players.
Mr. Csíkos is helping our portfolio companies in their sales and business development activities and in their international expansion.