Martin Bruncko is a technology entrepreneur, executive, investor, and former senior public policy leader. He has extensive expertise in building transformational deep tech companies, as well as from top echelons of national and international policymaking in the areas of finance and innovations.
He is also the founder and managing partner of Steam Capital and member of the investment committee of the European Innovation Council Fund, which is the largest deep tech investment fund in Europe.
Martin has held executive, board and advisory positions in several highly innovative, R&D-based companies. He was also the founder and executive chairman of Neulogy, the first major advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D, innovations and deep tech start-ups. Neulogy effectively kickstarted the tech ecosystem in Slovakia.
Previously, Martin held several senior positions in the Government of Slovakia, including junior minister for innovations and deputy for European affairs of the minister of finance. In this role, he was responsible for national policy in the area of knowledge economy, e-government and EU/Eurozone economic and financial affairs. He was also a Board Member of the European Stability Mechanism (previously EFSF) and Senior Director and Head of Europe at the World Economic Forum.
Martin is also the founder of Druid Collective, a non-profit initiative of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGLs) and Technology Pioneersfocused on helping exceptional start-ups around the world to bring breakthrough science from lab to impact.
He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School. In 2012, he was honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.