About me

I’ve graduated Academy of Economics (ASE) in Bucharest, as I have always been fascinated by economics – first of all by capital markets. I’ve even majored in International Relations, although I have had friends who told me that it was pointless, because I would never live to apply what I had learnt in school. Incidentally, this is exactly what I’ve come to do: interact with people from all over the world in various places.

The second faculty I wanted to graduate – and I did – was Law, for a very simple reason: to understand what I sign when I conclude a deal. This is something I humbly recommend to everybody. As far as I am concerned, my knowledge of Law have kept me out of the trouble’s way.

After my studies, I started off from the basics and I tried to experiment more. I’ve begun in a call center, probably the first job of any ASE student, to subsequently go through marketing, human resources, accounting and other fields. The experience I have such gained puts me in a position not to ask for the impossible from my colleagues in various departments so that I do not regret the effort I have had to make. By the age of 30, I focused 90% on work and 10% on family, without having any time for myself. Ever since I have become a father, I have been trying to dedicate myself more to my family.

Meanwhile, I have started to consider myself an entrepreneur, not only because I fit within the dictionary definition, but first of all due to my contacts with very many people. I like to negotiate, to help put things into motion.

From my point of view, success means to start from scratch, to build something and hand it over. I’ve managed to do it twice in fintech – once, for one of the biggest global online platforms, which in its turn was sold to a company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Also, I’m happy with the results achieved as a minor investor in Smart Watch, the Romanian startup that was acquired by Fitbit in 2015.

At the moment, I am involved in several startups, in various parts of the World.

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In Tech

24.11.2018   |   Tech

10 technological trends in 2019

The top 10 technological trends of 2019 include, according to consulting company Gartner, exotic notions, such as “digital germs” or the software programmed by the artificial intelligence. The top also includes relatively better known technologies, such as Blockchain or quantum computing.  (more…)
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24.11.2018   |   Tech

The most interesting tech startups

LinkedIn updated at the beginning of this fall the top of the most interesting startups in 2018. As expected, the top is dominated by tech companies. I’ll analyze in brief of few of them. (more…)
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In Capital Market

04.02.2019   |   Capital Ma...

Alternative Investments (I): Art, Gold, Wine

If the investments in shares, bonds or bank deposits seem boring to you, then you should have a look at the so called alternative investment market, which can be very roughly described as being everything that does not fall under the categories above. Maybe, in this case, you will be surprised to see that success is even more problematic here than on the classic markets. (more…)
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15.12.2018   |   Capital Ma...

Capital market in 2019

JP Morgan published, at the end of October, a forecast regarding the capital market in 2019. If the general macroeconomic picture is positive, there are, however, certain developments that investors should consider. Here are some important tendencies and my opinion on them.  (more…)
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In Business Travel

21.01.2019   |   Business T...

Romania seen through foreign investor eyes

I am a Romanian businessman, but I consider myself lucky for being born in a time when business became borderless. In other words, I’ve been interacting with non-Romanian partners for almost 10 years. So, since this text is in English, you are surely interested in a short list of my foreign partners’ perceptions of Romania. Warning: most positive things have a downside.  (more…)
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26.11.2018   |   Business T...

Japanese Business Dictionary

Last summer, Japan and the European Union signed a historic free trade agreement, regarding food products, cars and long lasting development products, among other things. There is a new ambassador in Bucharest and we do no longer need a visa for the short term trips to Tokyo or Osaka. Most certainly, Japan is a country full of opportunities and I have started by sorting out the famous problem of Japanese business etiquette. Here are a few recommendations I've verified from several sources:  (more…)
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