Our story

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After building and selling our own software company, CEOs and founders in our networks started approaching us in need of tech help. Existing options weren’t cutting it for them, and they trusted our investor, founder and CEO/CTO experience and our network of tech talent in Poland. The more we helped those we knew, the more our network and team grew, and this quickly evolved into VentureDevs.

Today, we help companies with their tech in many ways, but what stays the same is that we always treat our Clients' projects like they are our own. Whether we are consulting for a corporation or managing a startup’s tech team, we are business builders at heart, so that’s how we approach our work. We aim to be our Clients’ long-term tech partner not simply a service provider, so beyond technology we help our clients grow by extending our global investor and operational partner networks.

Joe Gardner

Our CTO, 8 years in game during which he developed 30+ systems

Wojtek Sobczuk

Our CTO, 8 years in game during which he developed 30+ systems

Joe Gardner and Wojtek Sobczuk

Our special sauce

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We have built our own companies and worked at and with VCs, startups, corporations and software houses. We’ve experienced the pitfalls of current tech options and these learnings help fuel our approach, which results in tech solutions that transform businesses and that grow with your company.

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Skills and Experience

Our tried-and-tested recruiting process brings on top tech talent and builds great tech teams. Additionally, behind every project and team member is the guidance of our executive team.

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Absolute transparency

We hold the integrity of our team and code to the highest standards and focus on creating systems of project management that ensure your complete project oversight.

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Flexible and open communication

To quickly adapt and stay aligned with your company’s evolving needs, we follow agile frameworks and encourage constant, honest communication between our teams and yours.

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Team and values fit

We are dedicated long-term to those companies we partner with. As a result, we heavily vet potential projects for tech/values fit before signing on.

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Growth resources

The companies we work with range from startup to enterprise. Those looking to raise have access to our extensive investor and operational partner network.

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Skills and Experience

Our tried-and-tested recruiting process brings on top tech talent and builds great tech teams. Additionally, behind every project and team member is the guidance of our executive team.

03 eye looking

Absolute transparency

We hold the integrity of our team and code to the highest standards and focus on creating systems of project management that ensure your complete project oversight.

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Flexible and open communication

To quickly adapt and stay aligned with your company’s evolving needs, we follow agile frameworks and encourage constant, honest communication between our teams and yours.

29 mind games

Team and values fit

We are dedicated long-term to those companies we partner with. As a result, we heavily vet potential projects for tech/values fit before signing on.

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Growth resources

The companies we work with range from startup to enterprise. Those looking to raise have access to our extensive investor and operational partner network.

Our Leadership Team

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Joe Gardner

Co-founder, CEO Los Angeles

Joe sold his first startup before the age of 30 and has been investing in, advising for and building startups ever since. Joe’s passion lies in connecting people on both sides of technology and business to turn innovative startups into great companies. Outside of building companies, Joe is dedicated to helping families affected by autism through his charitable efforts.

Wojciech Sobczuk

Co-founder, CTO Warsaw

Entrepreneur and lifelong hacker, Wojtek is an expert in over 15 programming languages and can bring an idea to life in only a few days. Wojtek’s experience as a founder and developer spans 18 years and includes his building the largest Polish social network (pre-Facebook). When Wojtek isn’t building up his next idea, he is playing video games with his two sons.

Isabelle Markert

Chief of Staff Los Angeles

Isabelle brings an anthropological approach to marketing. Before helping launch VentureDevs, she started and led the email marketing program for Represent, Inc and has been consulting on content and digital strategy within startups for going on 3 years. When she isn’t strategizing, she’s writing poems, playing with dogs or exploring the SoCal wilderness.

Bartek Witt

VP of Technology Poznań

Bartek is a Certified Scrum Master and experienced Product Owner. He has built, worked with and managed many remote and co-located teams across Europe, USA, and India, turning ideas and projects at various stages into value. Problem solving and maintaining a team oriented approach at work allows him to cooperate with clients at the highest level. In his free time he enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing and astrophysics.

Jessie Pajo

Head of Customer Success Los Angeles

Jessie has been leading Client Relations teams in the software industry for the past 5+ years, and is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She focuses on creating amazing client experiences, which include seamless communication between business and tech teams. Outside of the office, Jessie is usually hiking, training in Krav Maga, or planning her next trip to her hometown, Hawaii.

Tomasz Kuczmarski

AI, Data Science Advisor Poznań

Tomasz is an expert python developer with a Masters degree in linguistics, so his speciality is ML/NLP (AI for all you non-tech folk). Tomek’s background includes working at Samsung’s Research and Dev Center in AI and he is an active international lecturer on ML/NLP. His main passion aside from new technologies is in Chinese culture, and he is fluent in Mandarin.

Grzegorz Ławnik

SVP of Polish Operations Lublin

Grzegorz is an experienced, certified Project Manager and Lead Auditor of the ISO 27001 standard. He comes to VentureDevs after spending 15 years leading nationwide projects within the Polish public sector, working with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Development and the National Bank of Poland. This includes his managing one of Europe’s largest IT projects regarding ERP systems in the public sector. It consisted of SAP system maintenance in common courts in the areas of financial management, human resource management and reporting. In his free time he enjoys riding his bicycle and playing video games with his son.

Anna Andrałojć

VP of HR Poznań

Anna started her career working in law and marketing, but she soon realized her passion lies in working with people, which led to her joining VentureDevs. Anna studied at Universities in Poland, Italy, and Hungary, which is where she advanced her experience and desire to work with multicultural and international team engagement and management. Outside of VentureDevs, Anna is passionate about dietetics and sports; she is an avid triathlete and hopes to one day race in the Ironman World Championship.

Daniel Lennon

Investment Advisor Los Angeles

Dan is a former US Navy Pilot, Wharton MBA graduate and Structure VC Principal. At VentureDevs, he vets potential projects and provides fundraising and business advice to our startup-stage Clients. Outside of VentureDevs, Dan is an avid surfer and heavily involved in the LA startup community in founder, product and advisor roles.

AJ Kletkin

Head of Partnerships New York City

AJ comes from a career in banking, previously working at Societe Generale and Royal Bank of Canada where he focused on Institutional Sales & Trading. His main focus today is keeping up with our wide network of referral partners and leading the company’s business development efforts. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and is an avid hockey fan.

Joe Gardner

Co-founder, CEO Los Angeles

Joe sold his first startup before the age of 30 and has been investing in, advising for and building startups ever since. Joe’s passion lies in connecting people on both sides of technology and business to turn innovative startups into great companies. Joe’s passion outside of building companies is traveling the world and helping families affected by autism through his charitable efforts.

Wojciech Sobczuk

Co-founder, CTO Warsaw

Entrepreneur and lifelong hacker, Wojtek is an expert in over 15 programming languages and can bring an idea to life in only a few days. Wojtek’s experience as a founder and developer spans 18 years and includes his building the largest Polish social network (pre-Facebook). When Wojtek isn’t building up his next idea, he is playing video games with his two sons.

Isabelle Markert

Chief of Staff Los Angeles

Isabelle brings an anthropological approach to marketing. Before helping launch VentureDevs, she started and led the email marketing program for Represent, Inc and has been consulting on content and digital strategy within startups for going on 3 years. When she isn’t strategizing, she’s writing poems, playing with dogs or exploring the SoCal wilderness.

Bartek Witt

VP of Technology Poznań

Bartek is a Certified Scrum Master and experienced Product Owner. He has built, worked with and managed many remote and co-located teams across Europe, USA, and India, turning ideas and projects at various stages into value. Problem solving and maintaining a team oriented approach at work allows him to cooperate with clients at the highest level. In his free time he enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing and astrophysics.

Jessie Pajo

Head of Customer Success Los Angeles

Jessie has been leading Client Relations teams in the software industry for the past 5+ years, and is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She focuses on creating amazing client experiences, which include seamless communication between business and tech teams. Outside of the office, Jessie is usually hiking, training in Krav Maga, or planning her next trip to her hometown, Hawaii.

Tomasz Kuczmarski

AI, Data Science Advisor Poznań

Tomasz is an expert python developer with a Masters degree in linguistics, so his speciality is ML/NLP (AI for all you non-tech folk). He worked at Samsung’s Research and Dev Center in AI and is an international lecturer on ML/NLP. His main passion outside of new technologies is for Chinese culture, and he is fluent in Mandarin.

Grzegorz Ławnik

SVP of Polish Operations Lublin

Grzegorz is an experienced, certified Project Manager and Lead Auditor of the ISO 27001 standard. He comes to VentureDevs after spending 15 years leading nationwide projects within the Polish public sector, working with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Development and the National Bank of Poland. This includes his managing one of Europe’s largest IT projects regarding ERP systems in the public sector. It consisted of SAP system maintenance in common courts in the areas of financial management, human resource management and reporting. In his free time he enjoys riding his bicycle and playing video games with his son.

Anna Andrałojć

VP of HR Poznań

Anna started her career working in law and marketing, but she soon realized her passion lies in working with people, which led to her joining VentureDevs. Anna studied at Universities in Poland, Italy, and Hungary, which is where she advanced her experience and desire to work with multicultural and international team engagement and management. Outside of VentureDevs, Anna is passionate about dietetics and sports; she is an avid triathlete and hopes to one day race in the Ironman World Championship.

Daniel Lennon

Investment Advisor Los Angeles

Dan is a former US Navy Pilot, Wharton MBA graduate and Structure VC Principal. At VentureDevs, he vets potential projects and provides fundraising and business advice to our startup-stage Clients. Outside of VentureDevs, Dan is an avid surfer and heavily involved in the LA startup community in founder, product and advisor roles.

AJ Kletkin

Head of Partnerships New York City

AJ comes from a career in banking, previously working at Societe Generale and Royal Bank of Canada where he focused on Institutional Sales & Trading. His main focus today is keeping up with our wide network of referral partners and leading the company’s business development efforts. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and is an avid hockey fan.