Nina Moldovan

Spherik President

I have an extensive experience in business development & investment management and a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the startups. In the past 16 years I led the development of several business in areas such as tourism, real estate, and HoReCa. At Spherik my role involves a close collaboration with our founders, firm believers in the innovative capacity of tech startups. Together we ensure the right mix of resources to achieve our main goal, that is supporting tech founders to refine their idea & product, generate revenues and scale their business.

Diana Rusu

Executive Director

I’m an organizational development and network specialist with an extensive experience in strategic projects across sectors: business, public, international development. From business development to public policy innovations, from social impact initiatives to profit driven ventures, I was at the forefront of designing and implementing strategies and processes aiming for long term & sustainable results. Creating long lasting partnerships between unlikely allies stands at the core of my work. Innovation happens at the juncture of industries and requires specific resources. My role at Spherik is to enable value creation partnerships for accelerated startups, access to funds and markets via strategic collaborations with national and international partners.

Cristina Juc

Community Manager

With a background in architecture & arts, I took a step towards the tech world a few years ago, staying on the creative side of things. I believe in collaboration & partnership, which is why I strongly encourage people & communities to work & evolve together.

What I like about working with the Spherik team is the extent to which everyone is involved in every step of the program, making it an outstanding experience for all the startups involved.

Andreea Kovacs

Operations Manager

I have vast experience in Customer Service in diversified industries such as Retail, Hospitality and Gaming. I’m specialized in sales, customer service, quality, coaching, performance management. One of my key assets is a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by various businesses both from a provider and an end user point of view. At Spherik I have a strategic role in the development of the organization by streamlining internal processes, coordinating international projects and supporting the acceleration programs.

Marius Berescu

Project Manager

My expertize is in project management with focus on the development of businesses and projects. With a solid experience in funding (both European and governmental) and strategic planning, I was involved in the last decade in designing sustainable development and funding strategies for small-to-medium local communities. I am also specialized in training, management and coaching, and I am growing my passion for Start-up environment.
My role at Spherik is to ensure the qualitative implementation of the “My Gateway” project, financed in the frame of Horizon 2020 program, with the aim in building, supporting and developing the start-up Eco-System.

Dan Sturza

Acceleration Partner

My background is finance and private equity / VC investments. As part of the Fribourg Capital team, I have facilitated pre-seed, seed stage, round A’s and follow-on investments in tech companies such as, SEO Monitor, Planable and others. At Spherik I introduce founders to the world of investments with all its intricacies (e.g. scouting for suitable investors, pitching, company structuring, negotiations, transactional documents, etc.). My implication also includes fund raising support to the teams. I also represent the investor’s side, specifically Fribourg Capital, that has allocated funds for investments in teams from Spherik Accelerator.

Valentin Maior

Acceleration Partner (Product & Business & Sales)

I am really passionate about helping people grow themselves and their businesses by leveraging my tech & business expertise as well as a an extensive network of friends via Romanian IT, the largest global community of romanians in Tech . A software developer over the last 10 years, manager and business developer with great communication and sales skills, I am confident I can help entrepreneurs in reaching the next levels.

At Spherik I help startups with product & business development, access to new markets in EU and US, as well as team and personal development for entrepreneurs to ensure a solid base for their growth as a business.

Gabriel Dombri

Acceleration Partner (Growth Hacking) & Corporate Innovation Lead

I am a marketer with focus on growth and passionate about products that solve real needs. With more than 9 years of hands-on experience in Digital Marketing Strategy and Business Performance Optimisation, I advised, consulted and helped grow companies in the UK, Italy, Germany, US & Romania. Since 2016, I am the CEO @Tapptitude and run GROWTH MARKETING Academy as a private school for training growth and product marketers. At Spherik I am helping smart entrepreneurs create value and use marketing to grow their businesses.

Mircea Vadan

Acceleration Partner (Product Management) & Programs Design

Along the years I’ve worked in startups as business developer, marketing or product manager. In the last four years, as Managing Partner at Activize, my focus was on working with companies and startups on product management, on creating acceleration programs for startups and on delivering workshops on topics like customer validation, product definition, product metrics, user acquisition, user engagement and investment. Moreover, my drive to help startups made me active in several tech startups communities (Cluj Startups, FreshBlood, Fintech Camp, Cluj.AI). At Spherik I help startups with product management & product marketing and get involved in the customization of acceleration programs.

Roxana Rugina

Acceleration Partner (Edtech) & Programs design

I’m a technologist and communication expert engaged in social and disruptive innovation. For several years I worked in startups, in advertising agencies, with corporations and governmental institutions. I am very good with people and project management. I use digital tools and design thinking to solve problems.

After my experience with Simplon Romania where we turn your talent into a career in tech, I realised how many people want to start their career into entrepreneurship. Spherik gives startups the opportunities to grow and the resources to succeed and I am here to make sure you get the maximum benefit from it.

Alex Burciu

Acceleration Partner (Tech)

I’m a Software Development Manager specialized in leading teams to build highly technical products that offer delightful services to customers. For the last 8 years, I’ve been working at Amazon where I founded and managed Client-Side Metrics and Robot Detection which both had significant company-wide results allowing me to grow the organization to 17 software development engineers, managers and scientists with expertise in browser internals, large-scale fault-tolerant distributed systems, Big Data and Machine Learning. Together with team members, we invented “Managing page-level usage data” and have 6 other patent-pending applications at USPTO. As an bar raiser, I helped hiring almost one third of the technical staff within Amazon Development Center Romania. At Spherik I empower technical talent with a customer-centric product development approach to facilitate innovation in building lovable visionary products that scale globally.