Wanda Kudrycka

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Wanda Kudrycka is an experienced attorney-at-law (radca prawny) focusing on venture capital deals, venture capital fund formation and advising fast growing companies. She represents venture capital funds in connection with investments in portfolio companies at various stages of growth. She also provides advice to both limited partners and general partners regarding venture capital funds structuring, formation and operation. She is also experienced in intellectual property issues – thanks to her experience of working in house, she also advises fast growing companies on technology transfers, licensing and scaling up their business.

After being qualified in Poland, she studied venture capital, intellectual property law and corporate law at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. From June 2018, Wanda was a member of the PE/VC team in another global law firm. She worked on several transactions for leading venture capital funds, such as Pitango, Dirlango and Target Global, and several fund formation projects for institutional investors such as PZU S.A. and PFR Ventures.

Earlier, she worked as an in-house lawyer for Tipalti, Inc. in San Mateo, California, and as an in-house lawyer in a global pharmaceutical company in Warsaw. Wanda worked for White & Case in the years 2008-2014 as an associate in the dispute resolution and arbitration practice.

Bars and Courts
Warsaw Bar
Education
Stanford Law School

California

Stanford Graduate School of Business

California

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Poland

Hague Academy of International Law

the Netherlands

Catholic University of America

Kraków

Cambridge University

UK

Languages
Polish
English
German

Experience

Represented Dirlango, a leading Polish venture capital fund, in connection with pre-IPO secondary buyout of shares in Beyond Meat Inc. Beyond Meat is a US-based company that produces vegan meat replacement.

Represented Inovo Venture Partners, a leading Polish venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Eyerim, s.r.o. Eyerim is a leading Slovak e-commerce startup operating in CEE that sells glasses directly to consumers.

Represented Target Global, an international venture capital firm, in connection with investment in Mediquo, Inc. Mediquo is a Spanish software company that provides a medical chat application.

Represented Target Global, an international venture capital firm, in connection with several investments in Badi Inc. Badi is a software company that provides a room rental application.

Represented TDJ Pitango, a leading Polish-Israeli venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Neptune Labs sp. z o.o. Neptune Labs is a software company that provides a platform for data scientists that are experts in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Represented TDJ Pitango, a leading Polish-Israeli venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Cosmose Inc. Cosmose is a data science company that helps brick-and-mortar retailers sell more by connecting their stores with online ads to predict shopper behavior.

Advised PFR Ventures, a leading Central European fund of funds focused on investing in venture capital firms, on its investment in a VC fund managed by Cogito Capital Partners. 

Advised PZU S.A., the biggest Polish insurance company, on the investment in a VC fund Northzone IX, LP with approx. USD 520M assets under management. She advised on all the phases of limited partner's investment: analysis of the Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA) regarding legal issues and market standards, developing negotiation strategy, supporting the PZU team in negotiations with Northzone IX, coordinating the investment.

Advised PZU S.A., the biggest Polish insurance company, on the investment in a VC fund Menlo Special Opportunities Fund II, LP with USD 450M assets under management. She advised on all the phases of limited partner's investment: analysis of the Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA) regarding legal issues and market standards, developing negotiation strategy, supporting the PZU team in negotiations with Menlo Ventures, coordinating the investment.

Advised Grupa Lotos S.A., one of the largest Polish oil and gas companies, on establishing a corporate venture capital (CVC) fund within the Lotos Group. She advised on structuring the fund, including selecting the right structure taking into consideration the best global practices regarding the creation and management of venture capital funds. She also provided advice on the fundraising process.