Karel Obluk

General Partner

Karel is a Partner at Evolution Equity Partners. Karel joined Evolution in 2012 and leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics.
Karel brings over two decades of investment, operational, and entrepreneurial experience to his role and is a member of the firm’s investment committee.
Prior to Evolution, Karel was Chief Technology Officer, Chief Scientist, and interim Chief Executive Officer at AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG); where he was the architect of the technology platform that today has approximately 400 million users. Karel led the company’s technology development, taking it from a single product company to a global multi-product platform. Karel is a leading technologist in the cybersecurity space and was a Director of the Antimalware Testing Standards Organization, a non-profit consortium of security vendors having the aim to improve quality of tests, provide recommendations, best practices and guidelines for good and relevant antimalware testing.
Karel holds a Ph.D. and MSc. in Computer Science from the Brno University of Technology. He was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows.

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