Who Is Robert Gryn? [Polish Internet-Marketing Entrepreneur]

Robert Gryn Portrait
Courtesy of voluum.com

 

Overview of Robert Gryn

Robert Gryn is an internet entrepreneur based in Krakow, Poland. Gryn is mostly known for owning and managing Codewise, the parent company of two subsidiary companies: Voluum (a full-stack tracking SaaS for performance marketers) and Zeropark (an advertising platform for online media-buyers, especially those focused on performance marketing).  

Gryn founded both of these companies and even contributed to the creation of Voluum DSP (a paid traffic re-selling platform) during his time at Codewise. Under his mantle as owner and CEO as of 2012, the company became Europe’s second fastest growing company according to the Financial Times.

You can read our comprehensive overview of both Voluum Tracker and Voluum DSP here to learn more about them. 

 

Robert Gryn Bio and Background

 

Robert Gryn's ad about Codewise
Courtesy of Robert Gryn’s LinkedIn page

 

Talking about how his first work experience actually gave him the courage to dive deeper into the world of affiliate marketing in an interview, Robert said: 

“After I finished my studies, I got a job at a startup called Elephant Traffic. What they did is similar to what ZeroPark does now.  When working there I got involved with everything, including marketing, finances, operations, IT management, project management, sometimes even HR. It’s the experience that changed my life…”

Through an article titled “Codewise: The Untold Story Behind The Second Fastest Growing Company In Europe” and published on Medium in 2018, Robert Gryn shared an extensive overview of the journey that led to him taking charge of the company and contributing to its success.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Codewise wasn’t originally my company; it was founded by three other guys and it was destined to be a rather typical outsourcing gig. In 2011 I approached them along with a handful of other Polish software companies, asking for a quote for my first startup (WeSave.pl). Codewise got back to me with the most reasonable offer and so our cooperation began. With time I decided to start a second project (Zeropark) and we worked on the two in parallel.

After founding Zeropark in 2011, he founded Voluum two years later.

In 2015, Codewise was awarded the Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Star Award and was the winner of both the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Big Five rankings in Central Europe in 2016.

In 2017, Robert became one of the youngest self-made men to break into the Forbes 100 richest Poles List

The University of Surrey, where Gryn graduated with a BSc Entrepreneurship in Technology in 2008, did an interview with him. In it, he talks about how the success of his company is his career highlight: “ growing the company without any external funding (bootstrapped) and becoming the second fastest-growing company in Europe according to the Financial Times.”

On October 17th, 2018, Gryn passed on the mantle of Codewise’s Chief Executive Officer to Dr. John Malatesta, the current CEO and executive chairman at the time of writing. 

Here is a video posted on his YouTube channel, in which he talks about the beginning of Codewise.

Robert Gryn Net Worth

As of the time of this writing, there is no article with precise information or concrete evidence available on the subject of Robert Gryn’s net worth.

However, over the years there have been a large number of articles discussing Gryn’s possible net worth that hint towards his growing wealth. Below are a few of the noteworthy ones.

Robert Gryn featured on the 57th spot for Forbes’ List of the 100 Richest Poles in March 2017  and niafaraway.com posted that Gryn’s net worth is estimated to be around $180 million.  

An article published by ceomagazine.com in October 2018 stated that 3 years after buying Codewise, Gryn had managed to grow the company’s revenue “from US$270,000 to US$35 million, with a net profit of more than US$8 million.”

In August 2018, he featured in a video titled “How does the youngest Polish millionaire live? Robert Gryn” which is part of a YouTube series, called “How stars live”, hosted by the channel ŁukaszJakóbiak.

 

Online Presence And Publicity

On June 11th, 2017, Gryn launched his YouTube channel, a means for him to motivate and educate young Polish entrepreneurs.

He regularly posts videos in which he interviews up and coming entrepreneurs along with vlogs featuring snippets of his corporate life at Codewise. As of November 2020, the channel has grown to a total of 147K subscribers and over 8 million views. 

Since most videos are filmed in his home country, they are also posted in polish (his mother tongue). However, on occasions, a few are posted in the English language, like the one below.

 

Contact Info

Robert Gryn can be reached on social media via the following:

 

Conclusion

To learn more about Robert Gryn, feel free to check out his YouTube channel for entrepreneurship and internet marketing related content or check out some of his blog posts here.  

 

 

 

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