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37 Businesses, Zero Days as CEO: The Remarkable Story of Radu Georgescu

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In this episode, The Recursive podcast makes a stop in Bucharest, meeting one of the most prominent founders and investors on the Romanian tech scene. 

Radu Georgescu is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the tech industry. 

He has successfully exited several companies, including the acquisition of RAV antivirus technology by Microsoft, the ePayment business by Naspers, Avantgate by Francisco Partners, and VectorWatch by Fitbit. 

Radu Georgescu is currently the founder of Gecad Ventures, a family office that invests in high-growth potential companies. 

He is also a Board Director and adviser to numerous technology companies, including the equity management and financing platform for tech startups SeedBlink. 

In this conversation with Irina, we get a sneak peek into the mind of a  strategic thinker, a prolific entrepreneur, and a passionate investor

Radu Georgescu shares his learning experiences gained from founding 37 companies, both successful and failed, and his revelation that the operational roles are not well suited for him. 

Radu Georgescu explains that he has always been focused on identifying market niches and the problems that need to be solved. By not being involved in execution, he managed to maintain a broader perspective and use his network to gather information and deliver it to the team that is better equipped to create and build the product.

In the episode, he also talks about why pivoting is one of the most important tools in a founder’s bag. “Just pivot and figure out where the market goes as you roll”, he advises.  

Hear Radu Georgescu’s thoughts on the Danger in treating your business as your baby and what really makes a company stand out. 

Catch up with the previous episode of the podcast as we talked about designing positive change in society with Bulgarian tech leader and philanthropist Sasha Bezuhanova.

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