Mentors

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  • Florin-Talpes

    Florin Talpeș

    CEO

    Bitdefender

    Florin Talpeș is the co-founder and CEO of Bitdefender, world-renowned creator of antivirus products. Started in 2001, the company now has offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Spain, strategic partners in over 100 countries globally and clients such as IBM and Virgin Media. done
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  • Mike-Butcher

    Mike Butcher

    Editor at Large

    TechCrunch

    Mike Butcher is currently Editor of TechCrunch Europe. Mike is also involved in a project to bring European technology entrepreneurs and investors together in a club environment called TechHub (@TechHub), in London initially. A long time journalist, Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. Mike is also the founder of the Europas and a keen observer of the tech ecosystems worlwide. done
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  • Andrei-Piti

    Andrei Pitis

    Founder & CTO

    Vector Watch

    With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in Romania and United States, Andrei Pitiș is Founder and CTO at Vector Watch, as well as President of ANIS (Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry), serving his second two-years term. Andrei founded Vector Watch with the objective of delivering a disruptive product to the global (smart)watches market. Today, he is in charge with the technology development of Vector smartwatches and also deeply involved in building the strategic global expansion of the company. He is also an Associate Professor at Politehnica University in Bucharest, while also being an active angel investor and mentor for several Eastern European start-ups. done
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  • Robert-Knapp

    Robert Knapp

    Co-Founder & CEO

    CyberGhost

    Robert Knapp is the Co-Founder & CEO of CyberGhost, one of the best known VPN suppliers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Bucharest and now has more than 30 employees who established an extraordinary service with more than 7.5 million users in a very short time. done
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  • Dan-Lupu

    Dan Lupu

    Partner

    Early Bird Capital

    Dan is currently a Partner at Early Bird Capital, after having spent 4 years as an Investment Director at Intel Capital, where he was in charge of South-East Europe. Before that, he gained a lot of valuable experience at SigmaBleyzer (a private equity fund focused on South-East Europe) as an Investment Executive. His gained his knowledge as an equity research analyst in fields such as telecom, pharmaceuticals and white goods. done
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  • Adriana-Iordan

    Adriana Iordan

    Sr. Director of Product

    Avangate

    Adriana is currently managing several divisions at Avangate: Affiliate Network, UX Design/ Development and Product Management and works closely with marketing, development, sales and customer care teams to deliver projects that support both company goals and client needs.
    Adriana joined Avangate from Ipsos Interactive Europe in 2006 as Web Marketing Manager and in this role she has increased Avangate's online visibility and brand recognition, introduced new web marketing products and has taken the Affiliate network from birth to maturity.
    With over 8 years' experience in eCommerce & online marketing strategy and planning, user experience, conversion rate analysis and product marketing applied to the software industry, Adriana also served a two year term on the Board Directors of the Association of Software Professionals until 2010. done
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  • Adrian-Gheara

    Adrian Gheară

    Co-Founder

    Neobyte Solutions

    Adrian is a consultant and investor in technology startups. He founded several online projects, with successful exits, and he's now helping other local entrepreneurs grow their business. He specializes in Online Business Development, Software/Web Product Development, Project Management, and he is an experienced Technology Consultant and Angel Investor. done
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  • Malin-Stefanescu

    Mălin Iulian Ștefănescu

    Founder & CEO

    EEU Software

    Mălin founded EEU Software 13 years ago, a company that handles Java projects, software development, outsourcing, automated testing, virtualization, etc. He is also a co-founder of other tech companies in Romania and abroad, using his extensive experience in project management and large applications to help them achieve traction. Mălin has also recently backed Green Horse Games as an angel investor. done
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  • Stejara-Pircan

    Stejara Pircan

    Commercial Director

    eMAG

    Stejara Pircan is the Commercial Manager for Emag. In this role, she leads negotiations for the purchasing of all products, especially Electronics, Appliances & IT products. She held numerous leadership positions as a Purchasing Director within multinational companies in Romania. Stejara believes that in business is not everything is about negotiation, product & prices, but also about people. done
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  • Ana Maria Andronic

    Ana Maria Andronic

    Counsel

    DLA Piper

    Ana Maria Andronic is widely regarded as one of the leading lawyers in Romania when it comes to IT and online matters. In her IT practice, she covers the entire lifecycle and range of issues confronting IT operators and investors, with an emphasis on angel and venture capital investments, Internet privacy matters, copyright and trademark related matters as well as all related corporate & labor issues. done
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  • Alin Vlad

    Alin Vlad

    Director of Online Sales & Marketing

    Heimdal Security

    Alin Vlad is the Director of Online Sales & Marketing at Heimdal Security, a danish internet security startup. Having an extensive background in the Customer Support and Online Marketing fields, he fully understands the end user needs and how important the social factor is. Passionate about Inbound Marketing, he's always up to date with the latest trends in the industry. done
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  • Stefan-Szakal

    Stefan Szakal

    Founder & CEO

    X3

    Stefan is the founder and CEO of X3, renowned Romanian design studio, with a team of highly specialized professionals, an impressive client list and an even more impressive award and recognition portfolio. His newest project is Ctrl-D - Romanian online magazine of design, development and digital. done
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  • Iulia-Porneala

    Iulia Porneală

    Product Manager

    Product Management Festival

    Iulia started her career as a PHP programmer and then went on to develop her passion for project management, acting as Executive Manager for La Redoute Romania where she also coordinated the marketing activities. She spent the next 4 years overseeing the product management operations at CyberGhost, by defining and planning product lines and product enhancements. Her skills range from setting the strategic direction based on customer needs and business goals, evaluating risk, managing sales and growth hacking. Now she is organising Product Management Festival, a yearly product management conference that takes place in Zurich. done
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  • Alex Negrea

    Alex Negrea

    Co-founder & CTO, docTrackr

    Director of Engineering, Intralinks

    Alex is a co-founder & CTO of docTrackr. docTrackr was part of the very first batch of incubated startups at LeCamping in Paris and followed by an amazing experience as part of Techstars, Boston 2012, and has recently been acquired by Intralinks. done
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  • Marius-Ursache

    Marius Ursache

    Co-founder

    Grapefruit

    Marius studied to be a plastic surgeon, but instead he became a designer. In 1999 he founded Grapefruit, a Romanian digital product development agency. Today, Marius works closely with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of MIT Entrepreneurship Center on the "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" book and framework, and develops DEToolbox.com, a set of online checklists and tools for disciplined entrepreneurs. done
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  • Mihai-Sfintescu

    Mihai Sfințescu

    Venture Capital & Private Equity Investor

    Mihai is a Partner at 3TS Capital Partners, one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe. He specializes in Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions Management. In the past, he was the Founder of Abilito Capital, Senior Partner at Altria Capital, Director and previously an Associate/ Transaction Manager at CA IB and he worked as an Analyst at Capital SA. done
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  • Maria-Diaconu

    Maria Diaconu

    Founder & CEO

    Mozaic Works

    Passionate about the software world and entrepreneurship, Maria's focus is on supporting teams in the two areas on their way to delivering high quality results and maximizing business value. From Software Developer to Agile Lean Practitioner & Coach, and later on, entrepreneur, Maria is supporting quality software, software craftsmanship and people passionate about their craft. done
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  • Alina Cazacu

    Alina Cazacu

    Senior Manager Non Core E-activities

    Telekom Romania

    Alina is the local operational contact from Telekom Romania side for Hub:raum – the startup incubator backed by Deutsche Telekom Group – and is mentor and jury member in all the contests organized by Hub:raum (e.g. Warp accelerator).
    In Telekom Romania, she is managing all the noncore eActivities, under which are handled projects from ecommerce, entertainment & news portals. done
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  • Cosmin-Ochisor

    Cosmin Ochișor

    Business Development Manager

    hub:raum

    Cosmin is highly experienced in a wide variety of business fields within or near Telecom industry: Directory Services, Value Added Services and general new business development. His extensive set of skills and knowledge also encompasses re-organization/outsourcing processes, M&A and working with multi-skilled international teams. Moreover, he is a product manager experienced in product development, marketing communication (ATL&BTL), rolling-out new products on the market. done
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  • Carmen-Sebe

    Carmen Sebe

    Angel Investor

    Carmen is a technology industry executive with a significant operational, general management, P&L, international experience. She has an extensive experience with new products and markets, business partnerships, transition planning and execution, organisational development and product development and an in-depth knowledge of multi-channel go to market models. done
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  • George-Lemnaru

    George Lemnaru

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Green Horse Games

    After having developed a geopolitical simulator that gathered more than 4 million users worldwide, George Lemnaru challenged himself with a new venture. With his new company, Green Horse Games, George is bringing football supporters together by allowing them to collaborate and support the same football clubs. Their new game, LigaUltras.com, already has more than 100.000 active players with an average MoM growth rate above 20%. George’s experience ranges from gamification, to freemium monetization, to developing a team within a startup, to getting funded and more. His previous success with eRepublik defined the early stages of tech startups in Romania and also made an impact on the region.
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  • Cristi-Badea-3

    Cristi Badea

    Co-founder & CPO

    MavenHut Games

    Cristi is an online gaming expert & entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in social gaming. He has handcrafted and self-published dozens of social games on Facebook and been responsible over the years for top titles, that reached over 15 million players throughout the world. Cristi is the guy behind the mechanics of Solitaire Arena, the one that crunches numbers for breakfast in order to create the best games MavenHut can create. done
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  • Florin-Cornianu

    Florin Cornianu

    Co-founder & CEO

    123ContactForm

    Florin participated in every piece of the 123ContactForm puzzle. From marketing to financials, from planning to support, nothing felt better to him than actually coding a feature. He likes soccer and strategy games. done
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  • Rumen-Iliev

    Rumen Iliev

    Partner

    LAUNCHub

    Rumen has a keep passion for entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, investments and focused on building connecting with the relevant people in the startup / entrepreneurial ecosystem that can help early stage companies achieve their goals. done
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  • Vladimir-Oane

    Vladimir Oane

    Co-founder & CPO

    uberVU (Romania)

    Vladimir is a co-founder and the Chief Product Officer of uberVU, one of the most successful Romanian startups, winner of Seedcamp in 2008, acquired by HootSuite in 2013. He is a driven entrepreneur and a great adviser when it comes to offering feedback to newly born startups. done
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  • Madalin-Craciun

    Mădălin Crăciun

    UX & UI Manager

    mReady

    Mădălin works for mReady, mobile apps development agency. He’s in charge with Web UX, Graphic Design & Front End Development for all the agency’s projects and his skills also cover Android App, iPhone App and iPad App UX & Graphic Design. That means that visual coherence, usability elements and retention mechanism are his main focus. done
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  • Gabi-Lungu

    Gabi Lungu

    Creative Director & Co-founder

    OkapiStudio

    I am a product guy with over 15 years of design and usability experience. 10 years ago I have founded Okapi, a multidisciplinary creative agency based in Bucharest & San Francisco, and here we focus on building digital products from scratch. We’ve been working with worldwide known clients as well as small and ambitious start-ups. done
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  • Lucian-Todea

    Lucian Todea

    Founder & CEO

    Soft32

    Lucian is the founder and CEO of Soft32, an online publisher and provider of digital content, actively involved in various other technology & internet projects. He was named one of the "The 1000 most important businessmen" in Romania by the leading business media outlet Ziarul Financiar (2008, 2009 and 2010), and he was part of "Top 100 young managers" published by Business Magazine (2007). He has also currently backed SmartBill as an angel investor. done
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  • Denis-Chiurtu

    Denis Chiurtu

    Startups & Academic Program Manager

    Microsoft

    Technology enthusiast with dev background, Denis Chiurtu is always on the lookout for innovative IT&C solutions. Petrolhead and casual gamer, he enjoys mixing technology in every aspect of day to day life. done
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  • Andrei Costescu

    Andrei Costescu

    Founder & CEO

    mReady

    Andrei is CEO & founder of mReady, a mobile app development company that focuses mainly on building B2B mobile solutions. He is a startup enthusiast specialised in business planning, customer development, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, product management, project management, forming & building great teams. During the time he was involved in many successful projects: Welle, iCartApp.com, memoSms, Kangur.ro or Superlege. done
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  • Gabriel-Coarna

    Gabriel Coarnă

    Entrepreneur

    (former Achitect Evernote, Founder Clearly)

    Gabriel Coarna has been coding since the age of 14. He is the founder of Clearly, app that’s been acquired by Evernote back in 2011. He has been working as an Architect for the Clearly Products within Evernote for 4 and a half years and has now decided to start again on the entrepreneurial path. Experienced software developer, he excels in managing people and expectations. done
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  • Carmen-Punga

    Carmen Punga

    Industry Manager

    Google Bucharest

    Carmen Punga is happily embracing the challenge of placing Romania on the global map. She is looking at the local entrepreneurial market, aiming to inspire and support its players to develop powerful businesses and brands for the global space, that will disrupt tomorrow's economy and consumers. Carmen is experienced (and particularly interested in) brand building, creativity and innovation as key differentiators in the marketplace. Before Google she had been working for 12 years in business development, marketing & communication consultancy with Saatchi & Saatchi and its various B2B and B2C brands and businesses. done
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  • Dan-Mihaescu

    Dan Mihaescu

    Technology and Business Development

    Microsoft

    Senior executive with 19+ years of experience in business development, M&A, sales, marketing and building lean teams in IT&C done
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  • Madalina-Cazimir

    Madalina Cazamir

    Digital Marketing Coordinator

    BCR, Erste Group

    Experienced marketer with 8+ years of experience in the industry, Madalina Cazamir has an in-depth understanding of the corporate environment (retail, banking). She has been planning, designing and implementing conventional (ATL & BTL) and digital campaigns, organizing product launch & B2B events, approaching customers both online and offline, and she has successfully cooperated with media and creative agencies. Digital marketing, social media, brand positioning & communication, advertising & B2B communication are among Madalina's core areas of expertise. done
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  • Bogdan-Sandulescu

    Bogdan Sandulescu

    Full Stack Engineer

    Bogdan is a full-stack engineer. He was the CTO and one of the first employees of UberVu, as well as Director of Engineering after HootSuite's acquisition back in 2013. He is now working to increase happiness across startup teams through basic psychology. done
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  • Mihai-Manoliu

    Mihai Manoliu

    ePayments Strategy Supervisor

    BCR

    Mihai has joined the BCR Digital Banking division as ePayments Strategy Supervisor, with the mission to develop and grow the digital channels in the bank using his extensive knowledge in the payments area. He has previously been in charge with industry strategic partnerships at Coinify, one of the biggest European crypto currency businesses based in Denmark. Having a strong technical background (in electronics) and an in-depth knowledge of processes flows, he started his career back in 2001 in sales. He became PayU's Sales Manager in 2009 (the biggest Romanian payments provider), and General Manager for Rentabiliweb Europe's local branch afterwords. His core area of expertise is electronic payments, from SMS and card to crypto currencies (Bitcoin) and he is passionate about building interesting projects from scratch, particularly in the payments area. done
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  • Marius-Jumolea

    Marius Jumolea

    Co-founder & CTO

    Connatix

    Marius shifted from outsourcing to product in 2013 when he became the Co-Founder & CTO of Connatix, platform that brings together publishers and advertisers. Before that, he was the General Manager of Visually Romania as well as Founder & General Manager of Greppy Systems, agency serving clients in Israel, France and the US and he was involved in creating R&D teams for different big companies (AOL Videos - 5minMedia, Funtomic-Kizi). He started his career as a software developer working on large scale projects. Besides this, he is an active investor in different startups, having in his portfolio teams fom Romania and the US. done
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  • Cristian-Pirvu

    Cristian Pirvu

    Online Specialist

    BCR

    Cristian Pirvu is Online Specialist in BCR's Online & Special Projects Team. He has been working in online from 1998 and he has 10+ years of experience in PPC and online media. His main focus is to optimize the results obtained from the online presence of brands. done
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  • Ciprian-Istrate

    Ciprian Istrate

    Global Marketing Director

    Bitdefender

    Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s Global Marketing Director, leads a team of more than 40 people and coordinates branding activities, product marketing strategies, partner programs, pricing policies, marketing research and design. He has over 13 years of global marketing experience being the architect of many global product launches. done
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  • Mihaela-Paun

    Mihaela Paun

    Global Online Business Development Manager

    Bitdefender

    Bitdefender’s Marcom Director, coordinates marketing and communication activities for new clients’ acquisition, loyalty and retention for existing customers, through online sales and partners. She leads a team of more than 50 people. One of the first 30 employees, Mihaela has more than 13 years of experience in developing the strategy of promoting Bitdefender worldwide. done
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  • Andrei-Ostacie

    Andrei Ostacie

    Owner & Marketing Manager

    Okapi

    Andrei Ostacie is a seasoned entrepreneur, being the owner and marketing manager of OkapiStudio, a multidisciplinary creative agency, encompassing talents that excel in full advertising services, brand strategy, graphic, web and motion design. Moreover, Andrei is also a seed investor in 2 startups: Octonius and ClassOwl, and an angel investor, part of the TechAngels network. done
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  • Bogdan-Diaconu

    Bogdana Diaconu

    Public Affairs Specialist

    Raiffeisen

    Public Affairs specialist at Raiffeisen Bank, Bogdana Diaconu has a wide experience in developing and implementing management strategy & processes, governmental relations, stakeholders' engagement and policy dialogue processes. She is a former advisor to the Romanian President (Domestic Politics Department), as well as a member of the Aspen Fellow Network and certified CSR practitioner. done
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  • Dan-Calugareanu

    Dan Calugareanu

    Owner

    Alliance Computers

    An entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in the IT industry, Dan has been running for the past 15 years Magazinultau.ro, an online retailer owned by Alliance Computers, specialized in selling IT products and other items connected to this segment. Dan is also the founding partner of TechAngels (and also an active investor), a network of private investors facilitating business development in the tech field across South-East Europe. He also owns bookblog.ro, the most read book-review website in Romania. done
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  • Cristian-Badea

    Cristian Badea

    Chief Information Officer

    Avangate

    "A founding member of Avangate, Cristian Badea has had a major impact over the company’s strategic direction and progress over the years. He understands new trends in technology and how to successfully and efficiently align IT to business goals.
    Cristian has a well rounded insight into the software industry, being a developer himself. At the same time, his expertise spans technical, financial and business areas. At Avangate, he is leading multi-departmental projects addressing solution functionality and innovation, scalability, security and efficient resource planning. An outspoken person, Cristian is a mentor and friend to colleagues and partners." done
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  • Daniel-Rizea

    Daniel Rizea

    Software Engineering Manager

    Vector Watch

    love startups, innovation and using great technology. Really enjoy building things and taking ideas from the drawing board to the market. done
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  • Alexandra-Marcu

    Alexandra Marcu

    Senior Director Corporate Marketing

    Avangate

    Having 9 years of expertise in marketing for software business (commerce, online payments, subscription billing, SaaS / Cloud Services) and in managing cross-functional teams, Alexandra Marcu is the Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Avangate. She has hands-on expertise in global marketing, go-to-market strategies, demand generation, online marketing, marketing operations and programs as well as product marketing strategy for the software and SaaS industry and she loves coaching & mentoring people and helping them discover their true potential. done
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  • Mihai-Anghel-bw

    Mihai Anghel

    Business Manager, Co-founder

    Gloria Food

    Corporate Sales Manager, Business Development Manager and CEO, with a focus on IT&C industry and specific knowledge in Online Ordering, Messaging, Security - Antivirus & eCommerce Industries (generate online sales), Mihai Anghel is acting in dynamic environments and emergent markets, with the goal ofdelivering quality and benefits to the companies he's working with. done
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  • Florian Gheorghe

    Florian Gheorghe

    Lawyer and Angel Investor

    Business lawyer and entrepreneur by passion, with experience in USA and CEE. Represented venture capital funds in CEE. Background in US Government work. Advises startups on business and contractual modeling, funding, and exit done
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  • Radu-Popovici

    Radu Popovici

    Project Manager

    Gemini Solutions

    With over 7 years experience in the IT industry, Radu has worn many hats along the way, from Android Developer to Product and, most recently, Project Manager. He has a proven ability to drive best practices and get things done on specs and on time. With an eye for detail and the perfect shot, you may not always recognize Radu in a crowd, as his face will be hidden behind a camera most of the time. done
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    Laurentiu Ghenciu

    VP Sales, EMEA

    Avangate

    Laurentiu has a world-class experience in digital eCommerce, SaaS and marketing, with a proven record of success in the software industry. He is also empowered with a global expertise in cross-border partnerships development, strategically integrating channel sales development and online sales consulting. done
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  • Raluca-Radu

    Raluca Radu

    Country Manager Romania

    Answear

    I am passionate about finding the right strategic approach for each company and translating this strategy into the right company culture and implementation team. I can help businesses with strategic management, team recruitment and building, identifying and training key leaders for performance and translating strategies into effective processes and procedures.
    I believe I am highly effective in building strong passionate teams that deliver results and I’ve applied most of my skills working in online marketing, e-commerce, online classifieds, online publishing and online advertising, mostly in middle and top management positions. done
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  • Eugen-Potlog

    Eugen Potlog

    Conectoo Manager

    Conversion Marketing

    Eugen Potlog has over 9 years of experience in online marketing, most of them working for eMAG, the largest online retailer in Central and Eastern Europe. Starting 2013 he joined Conversion, the #1 digital agency in Romania (part of the eMAG group). He is currently holding the position of Conectoo Manager (an email marketing solution by Conversion) focusing on implementing new technologies for better email marketing. With skills in various areas of online businesses (email marketing, user experience, affiliate marketing, or product management), Eugen has worked with big names such as eMAG, Flanco, Banca Transilvania and Oriflame. done
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  • Radu-Atanasiu

    Radu Atanasiu

    Angel investor

    Radu Atanasiu is an active angel investor, member of TechAngels and VGPartners' network, an angel investment initiative powered by MsM Romania. Radu successfully invested in startups such as 2Parale (now 2Performant) and SmartDreamers in Romania, Telemedico in Polonia/UK, Navdy, Spire, Bikanta, Fedora and many more through AngelList. done
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  • Valentin-Radu

    Valentin Radu

    CEO

    Marketizator

    Valentin Radu has always been a multi-gardener. From data research to insurance salesman, from radio entertainer to sales trainer, he calls himself an idea-generator, always trying to burn down the scale of enthusiasm. He is now developing Marketizator.com, a conversion-rate optimization platform that aims to grow into the world’s easiest integrated solution for conversion optimization. Marketizator is a happy mix between advanced segmentation, A/B testing, triggered interactions, and surveys with branching logic. done
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  • Monica-Obogeanu

    Monica Obogeanu

    Product Manager

    Mosaic Labs

    Monica is currently a Product Manager at MoziacLabs. She has a wide previous experience ranging from technical support, software testing to community management and event operations.
    She is in love with the startup world, after 3 years working at How to Web, managing the first programs of Startup Spotlight, MVP Academy and organizing the Accelerator Assembly 2014 conference.
    At MozaicLabs, she is currently developing eventrix.co - SaaS app for speakers & event organizers, empowering their efforts to deliver value and a great experience to their audience. done
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    Mihai Sfrijan

    Gaming expert

    Having a wide experience in business development in general and in the gaming industry in particular, Mihai was the Head of King’s local studio, the Swedish game developer famous for developing Candy Crush Saga, one of the most successful Facebook games of all times. Mihai was the man that built the local studio from scratch after working for the company in Sweden. Under his leadership, the Romanian branch of King has developed Bubble Witch Saga, another successful title of the company that took 9 months to develop and test, but only 41 days to make its first million. In MVP Academy, Mihai uses his expertise to support startups working on B2C & mobile products. done
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  • Radu-Sebastian-Amarie

    Radu Sebastian Amarie

    Head of Engineering

    Findie

    Radu began his web developer career by earning enough money on Amazon's Mechanical Turk to buy his first programming book, and has never looked back. A full-stack developer, Radu's goal is to build fast-loading, pixel perfect, smart apps and to design scalable software architectures. A mathematician by nature, he is as skilled in writing algorithms as he is in deploying servers. Radu has also created Softbinator Algorithms, a large community of developers and participated as a mentor in several tech focused programs. done
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  • Tudor-Juravlea

    Tudor Juravlea

    UX Professional

    MVP Academy Coach

    Tudor works on User Experience and Product Management projects. Over the past 10 years, he got familiar with smartphone operating systems and hardware, and then coordinated the successful delivery of 16+ web and mobile apps. He took an important part in innovative projects launched by some of the most important telecom and banking companies in Romania. Always up to date with the newest tech trends, Tudor loves working with creative innovators and startups and he recently launched a new teaching project together with Scoala Informala de IT, where he is a User Experience trainer. He actively works with startups in MVP Academy batch of 2016 to help them improve the user experience for their products. done
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  • Cristi-Chifu

    Cristi Chifu

    IT Manager

    Procter & Gamble

    Cristi is an IT professional with 11 years of experience in Services and Solutions in the corporate space. For the last couple years he’s been a Service Manager, offering mobile solution for field Sales team, and is now changing focus to B2B Collaboration space. Cristi has previous experience in both Product Management and Service Operations. done
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  • Adrian-Panait

    Adrian Panait

    Product Innovation Expert

    Procter & Gamble

    Adrian Panait is a Product Innovation Expert at P&G, currently co-leading the Project Management CoE for their shared services & IT organizations. He has more than 15 years experience in managing teams, projects and services, from business case to trial & error and product validation. He is passionate about IT, innovation, continuous learning and growing others. done
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  • Liviu-Lica

    Liviu Lica

    Product Manager

    Hootsuite Media Inc.

    Liviu Lica is a Product Manager for Hootsuite Media Inc., working with the Hootsuite's Analytics and Hootsuite Insights teams. In the past he worked as a quality assurance engineer, being responsible for devising different ways to assure the quality and uptime of the products created by uberVU and, more recently, by Hootsuite. Before that, Liviu worked as an Web developer at BSC, a web development company. He also co-founded of Digi-Artz / d.is.xt, a digital agency based in the Netherlands.
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  • Bogdan-Predusca

    Bogdan Predușca

    Product Manager

    Vector Watch

    Entrepreneur at heart and leader with more than 3 years experience as a CEO & Co-Founder of 2 tech startups, Bogdan Predusca is passionate about creating innovative products. He says about himself that he's fortunate to have a strategic and business-oriented thinking, filled up by an extensive experience in multicultural environments. Bogdan has an MBA & a Master degree in Computer Science and more than 11 years of IT experience gained in both tech startups and multinational corporations. done
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  • Bulent

    Bulent Duagi

    Co-Founder

    MobileAcademy

    Billy currently develops MobileAcademy.ro, a company that provides training on Mobile-related skills. He loves building products that are both useful and easy to use. He is also contributing to the development of the Product Managers/Start-up community in Romania.
    In a previous career, he was the HR Business Partner for the IT department in Vodafone, contributed to setting up the Vodafone Shared Services center in RO and was the HR Business Partner for the Adobe Romania campus. done
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  • Alexandra-Popa

    Alexandra Popa

    Investment Professional


    Alexandra is an investment professional with 10+ years experience in investment banking, capital markets and private equity. She's also experienced in business strategy and growth, loans financing and structuring, working in international environment at management and board level. done
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  • Razvan-Capatina

    Razvan Capatina

    Owner

    Business Results

    Over 15 years of expertise in research and marketing, shareholder in advertising agency specialized in b2b lead generation and investor in tech companies - IT training and software development. Passionate about how technology influence both people and businesses. Looking forward to support smart ideas and smart entrepreneurs with finance and know-how from his own ups and failures. done
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    Sorin Peste

    Technical Evangelist

    Microsoft

    Sorin Peste has been involved in software, one way or another, ever since he was 10. From building his own games for fun, moving to professional developer, Technical Team Leader, Consultant, Solution Architect and, nowadays, showcasing the latest and greatest stuff coming from Microsoft. He has been part of the Enterprise Services unit within Microsoft Romania since 2011 and he's been part of delivering a number of enterprise solutions, both on premises and in the cloud. He likes coding, travelling and riding his motorcycle in his spare time. done
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    Steffen Ehrhardt

    Internationalization & Startup Lead EMEA

    Google

    Steffen Ehrhardt is responsible for the commercialization of Google's performance ad products across Search, Display, Mobile, Video, and Social. His focus is to work with Google's product teams across all areas to enable Google's clients to grow internationally and help startups go global. He has been working with Google's Product Teams for more than 10 years now. done
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    Max Kelly

    Managing Director

    Techstars London

    Max has a long background running innovation and entrepreneurship at Virgin. During the 12 years he worked there, Max was responsible for the strategy of the group and for starting several companies which eventually exited for over $500M (eg. Virgin Insight, Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Mobile Canada, Virgin Healthbank). Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com which had a successful exit in 2014. He started his career at L’Oreal running the UK’s largest haircare brand – the irony was lost on no one. He was a scholar at Oxford University, where he obtained a First Class Degree in Chemistry. done
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    Cedric Maloux

    CEO

    Startup Yard

    Cedric has been founding and managing internet startups since 1996 and is currently the CEO of StartupYard, a Prague-based accelerator. Initially an IT engineer specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Cedric spent all his career turning technologies into businesses. done
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    Dragos Nicolaescu

    CEO

    Visionary Business Consultants

    Dragos is a former top corporate executive with +20 years of business experience and now works as mentor, coach and consultant. He works with executives and their teams, and is specialized in business development, management consulting and executive coaching. done
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    Tristan Watson

    Managing Director

    Ignite 100

    Tristan Watson is the Managing Director of Ignite. Their ethos is simple: they invest in teams first, ideas second; they’re always looking for smar founders who want help to bring their ideas to life, or take their existing business and grow it into something huge. Tristan is an entrepreneur himself, having previously founded two startups, and in his spare time he likes to go surfing. done
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    Bogdan Ripa

    Director of Product

    Vector Watch

    Entrepreneur at heart, Bogdan has Co-Founded his first startup when he was only 21 years old. He started by doing outsourcing work (consultancy for websites, web apps, ERP systems, analytics tools), but he got bored by doing repetitive things and decided to make a shift and start building his own products. 6 years later, the company he Co-Founded was bought by Adobe Romania, where he worked in engineering and product management, until last month, when he decided to return in the startup environment. It’s then when he decided to join Vector Watch, one of the most promising Romanian Startups, as Director of Product. done
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