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Techsylvania 2018 lines up powerful tech specialists at Cluj-Napoca between June 9-12

Techsylvania is the leading technology event in Eastern Europe, built to revitalize the local tech community through high-quality information delivered by worldwide experts in the IT&C industry. Engineers, developers, IT experts, leading companies, hobbyists, entrepreneurs gather every year since 2014 for top-notch networking and lots of insights. The place where all these happen is in the heart of Transylvania, Cluj, a town well-k

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Techsylvania started in 2014 with 380 attendees and grew to more than 1300 attendees in 2016. The conference is an educational course for people who want to learn about the steps of building a technology companies (hence the tagline Code.Product.Funding) and attracted speakers such as: Tim Draper (Founder of DFJ), Steffi Czerny (Managing Director at DLD Media), Peter Halacsy (CTO & Co-Founder at Prezi), Mark Shuttleworth (Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical), Andreas Ehn (First employee & CTO at Spotify), Peter Yared (Former CTO CBS Interactive), Gentry Underwood (Co-Founder of Mailbox), Johannes Reck (CEO GetYourGuide), Marcus Segal (Senior VP of Operations at Zynga), David Bettner (Creator of Words With Friends).

The event, now at its fifth edition will host in panel investors gathering budgets over 3 billion US dollars for ventures in tech. they will also jury projects registered at Techsylvania Startup Avalanche 2018.

One of the announced guests is Ashley Carroll, a partner in Social Capital, an investment fund over 1.2 billion US dollars, based in Palo Alto, California. The company was set up in 2011 by a former Facebook employee and has startup portfolios in areas such as health, education, finance, banking and mobile.
Another well-known investor is Max Niederhofer, a partner in Sunstone Capital, one of the largest investment funds in Europe, whose portfolio exceeds 300 million dollars. His first investment was in Last.fm online music platform, acquired by CBS in 2007 for 280 million dollars. The list of investors also finds Bartoj Ondrej, a Czech entrepreneur who founded his first successful business before finishing college in 1996. Currently, he runs Credo Ventures, a fund that manages over 50 million dollars. This is among the first investors of UiPath. Also, the event welcomes speakers from Waze, The New York Times, MIT and Storyheap.


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