I had the pleasure to see RomanianStartups.com (the project I founded) mentioned in an article written by Alison Coleman for Forbes.com several days ago: “Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurial Tech Hotbed; Romania Powers Up“.
Making a round-up of the Romanian business and tech scene, she is noticing the emergence of a “flourishing start up community“.
When 7 years ago I have written about the Romanian startup scene in an article for ReadWrite (“Top Web Apps in Romania“) I didn’t have much to write about. Several startups at that time, no incubators, not too many founders and not too many events.
But since then the tech startup exploded, as you see in the above stats (which are not complete yet).
But what Romania still lacks is the other arm which makes a tech sector go wild: the investment capital, the VCs and angel investors.
There are some tech angel investors in the country but no VC fund yet (although we heard from some source that a first VC fund is preparing to be formed soon).
RomanianStartups.com and I will do everything in its power to help with this.
Thank you Forbes and Alison Coleman for bringing the Romanian tech startup scene into the world’s attention.