When asked what was the biggest challenge he came across while building his company, Robert Knapp, the co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost VPN explained that “it has to be building your core team – your wolfpack.” A few months later, Robert and his team have become a part of Crossrider – Israeli online distribution and digital product company, in an acquisition priced at over EUR 9.2 million, news that simply took our breath away. As he is one of the closest friends of our community, we had the opportunity to go behind CyberGhost’s acquisition together with Robert Knapp and the CEO of Crossrider, Ido Erlichman.
A wish to have more hours in a day is ubiquitous. Though most of us want it, it is impossible to attain. What we can do is to free up some time of our workday to complete the tasks that really matter. In today’s post, I’m going to tell 21 non-core tasks that you can easily delegate to a virtual assistant and increase your productivity.
Romanians are smart and creative and people all over the world are aware of this. Romanian tech startups – and other verticals as well – are constantly growing, managing to catch the attention of well-known entrepreneurs and investors. And the best part is that some of them are so impressed by what Romanians can do that they decide to actually buy their companies.
Well, it’s not every day you have the chance to sit down and talk about security, the blockchain, bitcoins and education with John McAfee. A genuinely cyber security legend! Present in Romania to speak at d10e Conference, “the most popular hacking target” (as he states about himself) joined us for a 30-minutes video interview as well. And here’s what it came out! Yeah, we had some qualms of conscience thinking that we could have prepared better questions. In the end, we’ve realised he would have given us the same answers. Don’t you think so?
Irina Alexandru has been an integral part of the hardware startup Vector Watch, and she has accepted to talk with us about the manufacturing system of China, its ins and outs, about the cultural obstacles, and how to chose your partners when thinking about production in China. Irina is now Program Manager at Fitbit, and previously she held the same position at Vector Watch, Romanian startup that has been recently acquired by global wearable giant Fitbit. This story is part of our ongoing interviews with tech entrepreneurs and innovators sharing their experiences. See the whole series here and subscribe here to keep you updated on the next interviews that we’ve prepared for you.