Richard Lucas

Social entrepreneur & angel investor

Richard Lucas

Social entrepreneur & angel investor

Biography

Richard is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has been active in Poland for 25 years. In 1991, Richard first cofounded Unicard and SKK – automatic identification systems integrators to identify people and things . He started investing and sometimes losing the money he made, becoming the first investor in four companies as well as an angel investor in six others. Companies that he has invested in include: Vantage Power which retrofits double decker buses with hybrid electric diesel; Estimote, a world leader in iBeacon tech; Argos Multilingual localisation and translation; and PMR – a business information and consulting start-up.

He cofounded six other initiatives and companies including ISL – a market leader for space-saving automated storage and retrieval systems, and Zalamo – a SaaS productivity and E-commerce tool for professional photographers. Richard is also the license holder for TEDxKazimierz and has given talks about entrepreneurship, leadership, investing, technology, and startups on at least 24 occasions in since 2013.