12 years in start-up industry Private investor, founder of Prague Startup Centre, official incubator of the City of Prague
Michal Zálešák is an experienced startup investor and mentor with international investment experience in Silicon Valley, India and Czech Republic, and including exits to global players. Zálešák has established a Czech ICT Incubator at the Silicon Valley, bringing Czech startups to the Silicon Valley and global mentors to Prague.
In 2005, Zalesak established the Czech ICT Alliance, working closely with Czech IT companies and organizing dozens of IT-focused trade missions globally to support expansion of Czech IT to international markets. In 2016, Zálešák established the Prague Startup Centre, operating two branches in Prague and having its own incubation program, targeting early stage startups. Zálešák is a Managing Partner in Lighthouse Ventures since its establishment in 2019.
In 2015, Zálešák was named a TOP30 IT personality by ComputerWorld Magazine. Zalesak holds MBA in marketing and management. He is a member of the advisory board on e-commerce of the Czech government, and a former member of the advisory board on smart city of the Prague Council.