One of the portfolio companies of IQ Partners S.A., Prowly.com, has raised a second round of financing. This is the first such deal for IQ Partners this year. According to previous announcements, the Management Board is already preparing new transactions.

Prowly.com sp. z o.o. – a web-based platform for public relations specialists – has raised a second round of financing from a private investor, Lech Kaniuk. Mr Kaniuk is the founder and managing director of the company Restaurant Partner Polska, which initially was part of the Swedish OnlinePizza Norden Group. In April 2012 the company was acquired by a German investor Delivery Hero for 120 mln PLN. As a result of this transaction, the website PizzaPortal.pl has become part of a holding offering on-line food delivery services in 14 countries on 4 continents.

t and scale of the investment. The acquired capital will be allocated to intensify sales activities in Poland as well as technology development related to international expansion of Prowly.com.

IQ Partners S.A. has invested in Prowly.com sp. z o.o. at the seed-stage through its investment vehicle Ventures Hub sp. z o.o.in the first half of 2013. The acquired capital was allocated to the development of the MVP of the platform and market launch. Prowly.com was released on the market at the end of 2013.

Securing the second round of financing for Prowly.com sp. z o.o. is the first such transaction for IQ Partners’ portfolio companies this year. The Management Board declares, however, that there is more to come and it has already prepared a few other portfolio companies for raising capital for continued dynamic growth. There is also a few portfolio companies ready for partial or complete exit by IQ Partners.