Ondřej Raška

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A founding partner at Miton, Ondrej has a keen interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and web3. In Miton’s current portfolio he is responsible for the crypto/web3 fund Miton C; in the past, it was Rossum, Slevomat, and Skrz. A graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, Ondřej is a father of three who likes hiking and searching for places that are quiet.

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Ondřej Raška

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For an introvert who never liked networking and making small talk, the onset of internet communication was a dream come true. The opportunity to connect people who are tens or thousands of kilometres apart fascinates Ondřej today just as it did 20 years ago. He first encountered the web while standing behind his father, both of them listening intently to the crackling of their home dial-up modem until the message connected finally appeared. The first web pages they browsed on their PC 286 were – what else – Czechia’s first web portal Seznam.cz.

“It’s safe to say that I’ve been searching for a bit of quiet all my life. And I like walking – yes, sometimes with a headset playing an audiobook – and enjoying peace and solitude. It helps me to think,” explains Ondřej. He prefers the hills above Železný Brod over Prague, and rather than going out to a concert or an exhibition, he likes sitting quietly with a book.

What has been occupying Ondřej lately on the professional front and keeping his mind busy during his travels are questions of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptocurrencies, open source and blockchain. In other words, ideas that are drawing the attention of many in the world: “That’s why they interest me so much. Partly because I don’t want us to miss the boat, and also because I see in them huge opportunities for business.”

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