Lukasz Gadowski was born and raised in Prudnik, Poland. His father was an active member of Solidarność. In 1986 he and his family moved to the city of Kassel in West Germany. A few years later he started going to a business school in Leipzig.
In May 2002, along with Matthias Spieß he founded Spreadshirt, a company that offers print-on-demand for clothing and accessories. In 2007 Gadowski moved to Berlin. In 2008 along with few other people he founded Team Europe Ventures. In 2011 Lukasz Gadowski, Niklas Östberg, Kolja Hebenstreit and Markus Fuhrmann founded an online food-delivery service Delivery Hero.
Online-Star 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year
Europe's 500 2006
Founder Champion 2005
German Founders Prize 2005
HP Business Innovation Award 2004
Future Sax 2002