I am an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, something something with a lot of hats. Involved in different internet and technology projects for the past 12 years.
I've experienced all stages and avatars of entrepreneurship, from bootstrapping to raising money and negotiating exits. I've developed and launched both business and consumer products, dealing with all kinds of clients, from teenage bloggers to massive corporations.
Frequent speaker at tech conferences, involved in startup juries, advisor and board member for various startups. I have lived in Prague, Oslo, Bucharest, Bruxelles, Toronto. Currently living in Stockholm.
MBA in Finance from CMC/Katz Business School USA, MSc in Strategy from BI Norway, with business experience in several industries and verticals.
Some projects I have developed or invested in over the past years:
- online city guide, most popular in Romania (>80% market share)
- online photo sharing and management application
- twitter for travellers
- mobile local recommendations app, developed in the pre-iPhone era, worked on Symbian, Windows Mobile and Blackberry at the time. Was part of the first class of Seedcamp in 2007
- an yearly national event working as a focal point for the local blogging community
- digital agency, agency of the year in 2009
- online wine club, my favourite pet project.
Currently based in Sweden, open for business at drnovac at gmail dot com.