20 episodes

Eastern Europe is the land of talent that is most of the time unrecognized by the media. Here, you will discover technical experts, founders, and investors, who’ve built impressive companies or kickstarted local ecosystems.

This podcast is hosted by Vlad Ciurca, the co-founder of Techsylvania. Its aim is to shed a bit of light on the other side of the curtain and to find the next big thing coming out of Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, it tries to direct West’s direction towards East.

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Eastern Europe is the land of talent that is most of the time unrecognized by the media. Here, you will discover technical experts, founders, and investors, who’ve built impressive companies or kickstarted local ecosystems.

This podcast is hosted by Vlad Ciurca, the co-founder of Techsylvania. Its aim is to shed a bit of light on the other side of the curtain and to find the next big thing coming out of Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, it tries to direct West’s direction towards East.

    With surgical precision in frontier technologies— with Irina Haivas, VC Partner at Atomico

    With surgical precision in frontier technologies— with Irina Haivas, VC Partner at Atomico

    This episode of Eastern European Podcast puts Irina Haivas, Partner at high-profile VC fund Atomico, under the spotlight about her career journey from a surgeon to a startup investor.

    Knowing the healthcare industry from within and having a deeper understanding of it, Irina has a strong eye when it comes to the companies they invest in.

    Discover more insights found at the intersection of healthcare, tech and VC funds, in this dedicated session.

    • 25 min
    The Journey Of Great Products In Eastern Europe- Behind The Scenes With Ivan Klaric, CEO Score Alarm

    The Journey Of Great Products In Eastern Europe- Behind The Scenes With Ivan Klaric, CEO Score Alarm

    Ivan Klaric founded the first tech company to introduce native mobile apps to the sports betting industry in 2012 and got acquired by Superbet in 2017. In this episode, Vlad Ciurca discusses with him about his background, entrepreneurial journey and the tech ecosystem in this region of Europe.

    • 17 min
    How To Fundraise With Zero Connections With Fang Yuan, Director At Baidu Ventures

    How To Fundraise With Zero Connections With Fang Yuan, Director At Baidu Ventures

    In this episode of Eastern European Exposed, Fang is helping us understand the traditional VC options as well as identifying some alternative paths. Even if you have a strong business model or an innovation that makes you stand out, there still are some questions that can help us differentiate between a great business idea and a VC-backable idea—discover them by hitting play.

    • 23 min
    COVID-19 crisis within an 800 person organization with Calin Vaduva, CEO of Fortech

    COVID-19 crisis within an 800 person organization with Calin Vaduva, CEO of Fortech

    In this episode, Calin Vaduva, the CEO of Fortech, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Central and Eastern Europe reveals details about their risk mitigation plan. The COVID-19 situation also affects the workflows within a large company, and Calin talks about Fortech and how its well-defined organizational structure can be the backbone of a productive output at all times.

    • 20 min
    Looking for European Diamonds with Andrei Cionca, Founder of RocaX

    Looking for European Diamonds with Andrei Cionca, Founder of RocaX

    in this episode of Eastern Europe Exposed, Vlad is talking to Andrei Cionca, Founder of Roca X, an investment fund that invests in technology startups, bridging early-stage startups with experienced VCs. Find out useful insights on what investors look for when choosing to support the right startups.

    • 15 min
    Romanian IT ecosystem insights with Voicu Oprean, Founder and CEO at AROBS

    Romanian IT ecosystem insights with Voicu Oprean, Founder and CEO at AROBS

    in this episode of Eastern Europe Exposed, Vlad is talking to Voicu Oprean, founder and CEO of AROBS (https://www.arobs.com/), one of the biggest Romanian IT company. Voicu reveals the challenges of growing an IT company in this landscape and market developing forecasts. He is also exposing his investor’s point of view, listing key startup success attributes.

    • 14 min

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