Why uberVU being acquired by HootSuite is good news for romanian startup community (for real)
Yes, I know everybody is very proud that a fellow romanian just sold his business and become millionaire in the process. Just like in gymnastics. And in football some very long time ago.
But beside the bitter-sweet celebration and buzz in the press and community, this really mean something important.
Because this is how the first wave of romanian angel investors are starting to appear. And I mean the first real angel investors - with know-how and networking that could really help romanian startups to grow world-wide (think super-heroes but with startup superpowers :).
I think this is the last important missing link for the romanian startup community to became internationally relevant. And yes, it’s starting to happen right now. It will not be this year, or the next, but maybe in 4 or 5 years we’ll be getting there.
Meanwhile is anybody willing to place some bets on who’s next exit?