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 The Media
Profit.ro: Octavian Pătrașcu invests in ConsultaClick.ro
The Profit business site published a story on Octavian Pătrașcu’s investment in ConsultaClick.ro, a healthcare platform launched in Portugal that subsquently became operational in Spain and Brasil. In Romania, the project gives access to over 3,900 doctors and facilitates the optimal and transparent scheduling of an appointment.
Octavian Pătrașcu about Vector Watch, on Profit.ro
Octavian Pătrașcu gave Profit.ro details about his experience as a minority investor in Vector Watch, the Romanian startup that was sold to the famous FitBit wearables company. Pătrașcu said his financial involvement in the project meant interacting with a young, progressive team.
Octavian Pătrașcu concludes a successful real estate deal
Romanian entrepreneur Octavian Pătraşcu successfully concluded the sale of a building located in Bucharest, Calderon street no. 70, to a foreign investment fund, interested in office buildings in premium locations, present on the Romanian market since 2006.