Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets.
He co-founded HotelOnline.co – a Hospitality Technology Company, and Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal, with backing from Rocket Internet and Goldman Sachs. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is a Lead Mentor at Google’s Launchpad and World Bank’s XL Africa Program.
Marek is also a former snowboard instructor and holds a racing license in motorsports, but his real dream is to be a stand up comedian. Hopefully a funny one.
Marek has a unique hands-on experience in building fast growth Tech companies in Emerging Markets. He is a valuable mentor with contagious passion and positivity, it’s always great to have him on board!
Program Manager, Google
Marek is a rare example of someone knowledgeable, that knows how to transfer his insights in a way, that makes people want to listen.
A seasoned entrepreneur with a unique, firsthand experience in Africa. He knows everyone and everyone knows him :)
David Van Dijk
Director General, African Business Angel Network
Marek stands out in everything he undertakes. On top of having a substantial experience of the African tech and entrepreneurship space, Marek has a unique ability to share his knowledge in an accessible and entertaining way. As a former coworker, I learned a lot from his authentic and insightful communication style and experience in the industry.
Candace Nkoth Bisseck
Innovation & Business Transformation Facilitator, Stanford Seed
Marek delivers results. Always fully committed and super clear in communication, which makes him easy to work with.
He’s an effective executive and a natural leader, an example to others in many ways.
Global Venture Developer, Rocket Internet
Marek is my go-to-expert when it comes to Emerging Markets and Tech. I have been able to draw on his expertise countless times
and I'm so appreciative of how generous he always is with his knowledge.
Ecosystem Manager, Rise Incubator Manager
Marek is a unique individual. Combining the raw essence of business development skills as well as a deep analytical perspective to the project at hand. Armed with a deep understanding of the tech ecosystem, great global network and the business hunger of the young generation he is definitely one to watch.
Advisor of the Board, Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Marek is passion personified. He is also a very original thinker and I am lucky to have him as a business partner.
CEO, Swifta Systems
Marek is deeply knowledgeable about the African tech ecosystem. His vast experience with high growth ventures in emerging markets has been a great resource for our portfolio companies.