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April 19, 2017

I almost quit MavenHut 6 months after starting it

This post was originally published on Medium Context: I’m in Cork now, mentoring the teams at RebelBio, the BioTech accelerator that SOSV created. And I just talked to the cohort of 2017 about how difficult it is to start and grow a business. And I remembered wanting to quit 6 months after starting MavenHut, the gaming […]

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December 18, 2013

[Job] iOS Developer at MavenHut

MavenHut is growing. Faster than we expected, actually. As a consequence, we are bringing more people on board (adding to the 16 we already are in the office). And one or more of them should be an iOS developer :) So, if you are an iOS developer and you want to program fun games, played […]

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August 27, 2013

MavenHut’s First Step, A Click and A Form: A Case Study on Starting Your Startup with Less than $200

When you first want to start a business you think that you really need a product to show. The truth is, though, that you can actually start a business without a product, by understanding if there is a market for your idea. How to do this? Read below how we’ve done it at MavenHut, before […]

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June 14, 2013

MavenHut in the Romanian Press

We’ve been the subject of two articles in the business press in Romania in the last 2 weeks (Biz and Business Magazin). Below are the photos that illustrated both articles (the press links are here, unfortunately Romanian only). I am part of a really great team :D

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May 6, 2013

Story of MavenHut

This text is a little bit changed form of the article on WhiteBoardMag. Here’s my story of 2012, the year that started with me and two friends at Startupbootcamp, and ended with us getting 550,000 Euros in funding. So much happened this year, that it almost feels like three years rolled into one. Here’s what […]

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October 6, 2017

The CEO Library Story – Month #1

I talked about The CEO Library here. It’s a passion project I started about the books recommended by the people we look up to. After 3 weeks, we have some numbers from the project. The reason I’m adding writing this post is to keep me and my team accountable and, frankly, I think it’s an […]

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September 11, 2017

Monday Entrepreneurship and Business Links #1

You might know that I write a weekly newsletter on Fridays. Besides interesting articles that I found during the previous week, I also update on what I do, from time to time. So, if you’re not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for? Go here and subscribe. This being said, though, I will add […]

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July 10, 2017

Difficult Investor Questions for the Early Startup Founders

I’ve put together a list of question you should have the answers to by the time you meet your investors. You don’t need a PERFECT answer, but you need a logical and well thought one. Even if it’s wrong, at least it shows the investor you thought about it. The list is generated from my […]

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June 2, 2017

Effective or Efficient, Which One Are You?

A lot of people pride themselves on being efficient. And this is not bad. Unless you’re efficient about the wrong things. Which means you’re not being effective. Take this: you have a business selling a hat. And you devise the most efficient marketing plan for selling the hat. But truth is, the hat is bad. […]

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May 12, 2017

The delusion of investor supported startups

I was reading a Reddit thread the other day. A guy was doing an AMA about his startup and had this to say about it: As a result of this, we are now a pretty rare breed of business as we started with no finance, no VC Funding etc etc, we did it the hard […]

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