CHAPTER 2

Fifty Years

In Pursuit of Better Tomorrow

Ela Madej, the founder of Applicake, Base CRM, and Credictive. ­Partner in the Krakow investment fund Innovation Nest. Co-founder of ­California fund Fifty Years. Longtime supporter of Polish start-up community. Graduate of the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator. With her start-up Credictive, a part of the first Polish team to be accepted to Y C.

She comes from Krakow. She lived on both the East and the West Coast of the United States. Recently she moved back to Silicon Valley.

Ela’s professional journey in brief:

2006—Krakow: Applicake software house

2009—Krakow: start-up Base CRM, Hive53 community, EuRuKo and Railsberry conferences

2012—Silicon Valley: Y Combinator accelerator; start-up ...

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