Platinum Seed is comprised of experts, business practitioners with many years of experience and certified analysts. Their shared goal is to develop new ventures and promising ideas.

Our experience is earned by working in biggest TMT sector companies, financial and transactional advisements, Private Equity/Venture Capital funds and investment banking.

Michał Ciemiński

Chairman of the Board

Michał Ciemiński is an expert in the ICT market with over 20 years of experience and a vast network of contacts within the Polish ICT sector. Michał is the founder of Platinum Seed ( which focuses on providing seed capital to projects connected mainly with TMT, health and lifestyle and renewable energy sources. The Platinum Seed portfolio consists of 21 investments including co-investments with Deutsche Telekom Venture Capital, Business Angels and large Polish corporations. Platinum Seed has been recognized by PARP (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development) as the Most Innovative Business Support Organization of 2015. Additionally, Michał is the founder and CEO of Platinum Investors – Business Angels Network (, focused on business angel co-investment in promising scale-ups as well as cross-border investment. Michał is also a board member of EBAN (The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players) Michał is also involved in consulting to the boards of Polish ICT companies (CATV operator, main telco operators). Michał holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Capital Investments from Private School of Business and Administration (Warsaw). He has also completed several programmes at INSEAD (Fontainebleau), LBS (London) and IESE Business School (Barcelona).

Anna Szałapska-Kowalik

Financial Consultant

Anna has over 20-years of experience in the word of finance. Since 2009 she's been operating her own firm which advises on accounting and taxes. Some of her clients are investment funds and smaller companies like start-ups. She is involved in Platinum Seed from the beginning and has extensive knowledge in tax law, accounting and finance and she's eager to share it. Anna finished Postgraduate Study of Finance and Accounting at the Economic University in Poznań. She has been gathering knowledge in International Financial Reporting Standards with Ernst & Young.

Barbara Liszewska

Project Manager

Barabara Liszewska has over 20 years of experience in project execution across numerous industries. Their success depended majorly in their compliance with the guidelines and requirements of various institutions and offices. She has her own advisory company, in which she is helping entrepreneurs in both the formal and administrative tasks. In Platinum Seed Incubator ASI Sp. z o.o. she is in charge of the investment’s compliance with the Fund’s guidelines.