Questions we get all the time

Here’s a list of common questions, what we think and how we work.

Your most common questions answered

What is mAccelerator?

mAccelerator powered by mBank is a venture capital fund with over €50 million under management focusing mainly on seed and early-stage investments in startups with cutting edge technological solutions that can make a powerful impact in the digital economy.
We work hand in hand with founders who have what it takes to build a world-class company. We bring access to smart money providing entrepreneurs with expertise and insights in innovation, market intelligence, business development as well as marketing and brand-building. Working together we battle test technologies and business ideas to scale unique projects into formidable companies with clients across sectors and geographies including mBank.  
 
Founded in 2017, mAccelerator is supported by our track-record in innovation and business building at mBank – the world’s leading digital bank with over 5 million clients. 

Who are the people working at mAccelerator?

People at mAccelerator share the idea that there is much more to gain from merging new technologies into banks and building vast ecosystems around the notion of financial services rather than just plainly attacking the financial services business. If implemented right, great technologies can dramatically reshape financial services for the benefit of the clients. For more information please have a look at our

Is mAccelerator focused only on banking-related investments?

Technology and banking are increasingly intertwined and boundaries between them have now been blurred. We are investing in solutions that can be implemented within a broad ecosystem around financial services. Even if at first sight a given idea may appear highly remote from what we experience today as consumers of financial services we might be interested in it because we will spot its long-term potential for the industry.

What is the role of mBank in mAccelerator?

mBank is mAccelerator’s largest investor. Its core business is to create a unique experience for its customers. To support this goal mBank may decide to implement some mAccelerator’s projects onto its platform of more than 5 mln digital clients in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

What is the best time to apply to mAccelerator?

Everytime is a perfect time to apply to mAccelerator. Our application form never rests :-). As Wayne Gretzky said: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

What are your investment criteria?

We are looking for founders with unique ideas beyond the first concept phase with highly motivated teams and the courage to scale globally. We are not tied to any industry playbook but we still look for solutions that can enrich large and lasting ecosystems in the financial services space.

What is your geographical scope?

Our goal is to help grow successful global companies and as such we place no limit on our geographical presence. Our roots are in the CEE but our innovations, courtesy of mBank, have reached worldwide recognition.

What is the best way to reach out to mAccelerator?

Please take the time to fill in our application form or look out for our people at major industry conferences.

Do you have a preferred stage of investment?

We focus on seed and early-stage investments in startups with cutting edge technological solutions that can make a powerful impact in the digital economy.

How do I make sure the idea that I pitch to you is not used by someone else?

If you are worried that your idea can be easily replicated, than perhaps it is not a good idea after all 🙂 We put all of our time and energy in helping great ideas grow up to their full potential and we shy away from imitating others.

How large is your fund?

Today mAccelerator has over €50 mln assets under its management. We hope it’s enough for you 🙂

What investment size do you target?

We are very flexible in terms our investment ticket sizes but would normally not commit more than 10% of the fund to a single project.

Can I apply for a job at mAccelerator or one of its portfolio companies?

Yes, please feel free to reach out to us.

What does mAccelerator bring into the table besides money?

At mAccelerator we will support you to build an outstanding product or service that can be tested within the universe of more than 5 mln digital clients of mBank in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. mBank is a globally renowned leader of innovation within financial services space. That can be a launch pad for your idea’s global growth. At the same time we will support you in finding the right partners in the financial services space to forge lasting partnerships and business expansion.

How long does it take you to reach an investment decision?

We will be very quick in the decision making process. The final time to investment will depend on your response time and the complexity of the subject.

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