published 27 Nov 2014 in Romania 1 minute 51 seconds to read

Dan Calugareanu

Meet the TechAngels startup supporter Dan Calugareanu in this week's Investor Pick.

With more than 16 years of entrepreneurship experience and a number of investments in different projects, Dan Calugareanu is well-known in the Romanian tech scene and aims to boost Eastern Europe though money, know-how and connections. 

About me. 

I earned my first money with...
making Christmas cards with my future wife while studying.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
a teacher, in order to share my knowledge in IT and in a lot of inderdisciplinary activities. Eager to learn more, I could exchange ideas with my students.

I get annoyed when...
people are stupid. And when they lie, enough!

You might not believe it, but...
Klaus Iohannis was elected the fifth President of Romania on 16 November. He is a a Transylvanian Saxon by ethnicity.

My favourite movie is...
The Deer Hunter - worldwide, Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri) - Romania.

About passion and profession.

Besides money I offer a hand, a shoulder and friendship."

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
We facilitate investments in tech projects, focusing especially on web, mobile, embedded software, hardware or meditech.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
the Internet is big enough :)

The investment plan for the next years is...
The most common investments will vary between 10,000 and 200,000 euros, for a maximum 1M euros evaluation...but who really knows?

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
openness. We're mostly interested in projects that have at least a prototype, or have reached the product or market fit stage.

Besides money I offer...
a hand, a shoulder and friendship.

About working with startups.

We're especially interested in experienced teams with good professional expertise and proven track record."

In a startup I am looking for...
We're especially interested in experienced teams with good professional expertise and proven track record.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
intelligence and be at the right time in the right place.

I was most impressed by...
modesty.

I was least impressed by...
lack of modesty.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
you are doing what you promise. I can help other entrepreneurs to grow their business if they really want to help them. I want committed people, I want results-driven people.

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