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Ion Matei

Investor, startup mentor

I am an international angel investor, startup mentor, and investment advisor.

I am offering resources and access to the required expertise to generate efficient results for startups and also for grown-up companies.

My motto is Purpose Before Profit and am using impact investing to address global societal and environmental challenges.

I believe that impact is easier to achieve while building a herd of sustainable zebrasrather than chasing unicorns.

And I love diversification:

   -  Geographical - I’ve been mentoring hundreds of startups, from Malayesia to Brasil. I invested in dozens from Silicon Valley to Romania

   -  Vertical – This year only I invested in WireFame, an AI based CGI platform, but also in BioDumbrava (organic agriculture)

   -  Stage –scaling startups but also early stage ones

I am part of the Investment Ready Program team in Viena, an acceleration program for CEE entrepreneurs from over 17 countries that creates scalable solutions for societal problems, which helped the participants attracting 5+ Million € investments in the last 7 years of activity.

And as the vice president of TechAngels, the first and strongest Business Angel Investors Network in Romania, I am connecting investors between themselves and with the most relevant opportunities on the market and support them in closing the best deals.

Since 2018 I become a co-director of Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator from Silicon Valley, with chapters across 180+ cities and Graduates that have built companies exceeding $20B in estimated value.