Silicon Valley tech firms have a strong voice in Washington, says Krisztián Orbán, founder of the Oriens investment fund, in the next episode of the PFI Talks podcast. That’s also why in February the Fed guaranteed all of these companies’ deposits in Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which collapsed due to poor business decisions. “We got our money out of SVB on time,” says Orbán, whose fund is used to crisis situations.
Interview in Czech language
Interview in English language
Krisztian Orban – Founder & Managing Parter/Oriens
He is co-founder of Oriens, a private equity firm operating in the CEE region. His portfolio includes six companies with consolidated revenues of €250 million. Among them are two from the Czech Republic, Moravia Containers and Flosman. Orbán is the namesake of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, but he is not related to him – on the contrary, he has considerable reservations about the prime minister. He graduated from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey.