In early January 2018, GapMinder Venture Partners announced it was open for business, targeting to invest EUR 26m in early stage technology companies in Central Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Romania’s developing tech scene.
The fund is led by Dan Mihaescu as Founding Partner, a well-known investor in a number of high tech start-ups with a deep knowledge of the regional start-up scene. Dan has a solid investment track record, being an angel investor in companies such as Axosuits, TypingDNA or ConsultaClick. Before becoming an investor, he has fulfilled various leadership roles at large companies such as Microsoft, UPC or GTS Telecom.
We caught up with Dan to tell us more about how GapMinder, which also funds the Techcelerator acceleration program, “plans to invest and support the most disruptive and bold innovations.”