Frog Capital has promoted Joe Krancki from Principal to Partner. Before joining Frog Capital, Krancki worked at Jefferies in London.
“Joe has been an invaluable member of our team since we launched Frog in 2009, and many of his contributions have helped our portfolio companies consistently grow revenues,” said Managing Partner Mike Reid. “We are thrilled to see Joe expand his role as a Partner and take a leadership role in our goal of making 12 to 15 new investments over the next four years.”
Mr. Krancki brings 15 years of experience helping businesses exploit technology innovations to deliver ambitious financial growth. He was a part of the team that invested in GB Group in 2009, which Frog exited in 2013 for a 3.4x return. He has sourced and been involved with several other Frog investments. Mr. Krancki is a board member of EDITD and Mediatonic, as well as a board observer at OrderDynamics, Rockabox, and Rated People. He also leads Frog Capital’s collaboration with London Business School to produce the TELL Series (www.tellseries.com).
“I am excited by the growing entrepreneurial energy across Europe. Growth capital is in short supply, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to invest in and partner with some of the world’s most visionary teams to create significant and enduring businesses,” said Mr. Krancki. “It’s a privilege to work with our team to drive value with our portfolio companies and, as an American, to build bridges between Europe and the USA.”
Prior to joining Frog Capital, Mr. Krancki worked at Jefferies in the Technology Investment Banking group in London. He began his career with Ernst & Young as a management consultant in Chicago. Mr. Krancki holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc and MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.