Bolesław Drapella, co-founder
20 years of experience in e-business. Entrepreneur specialising in the online sectors of aviation, tourism and hotel industries, online advertising industry and, more broadly, in the real estate industry. In the past, he held the positions of VP of BizDev, CMO, CCO, COO, CHRO and President of the Management Board of a company listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He was also a manager of hotels in the UK. Investor and Venture Partner in Black Pearls VC fund.
In the past, he was the President of the Management Board of AirHelp Poland and the Chief Operating Officer in the AirHelp Group. The company helps travellers to obtain the compensation due to them for delayed, cancelled and overbooked flights. AirHelp has helped more than 10 million passengers by gaining millions of dollars for its clients. The company has recorded an amazing growth and increased its employment from 50 to 600 employees worldwide, with offices in Hong Kong, New York, Berlin, Kraków, Gdańsk and several other locations worldwide.
Venture Partner at Black Pearls VC, where he is actively involved in supporting the fundraising and shares his extensive experience with the portfolio companies. He also supports companies as part of supervisory and advisory boards.