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Dialpad acquires Kare Knowledgeware

Bucharest, September 20th, 2021.  Kare Knowledgeware has been acquired by Dialpad, the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration. Kare Knowledgeware is a British company offering a customer experience (CX) platform that optimizes workflow orchestration, knowledge management, analytics and business intelligence. It improves self-service functionality by organizing unstructured data and automating responses to common customer […]

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IVC Evidensia acquires PawSquad

Bucharest, March 8th, 2021.  PawSquad, founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneurs Diwaker Singh and Radu Georgescu,  has been acquired by IVC Evidensia, Europe’s leading veterinary care provider based across 12 countries. PawSquad has been providing veterinary tele-advice services to UK pet owners since 2015 and was one of the first to pioneer online video and live […]

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Gecad Ventures follow-on investment in TypingDNA

Bucharest, January 31st 2019.  Gecad Ventures participated with a follow-on investment in the recently concluded investment round of TypingDNA. Romanian AI-based typing biometric secured $1.5M funding from several investors including GapMinder and other international investors. Multiple award-winner, TypingDNA became one of the most exciting players in the typing biometrics space, with one of the most […]

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Bittnet acquires GECAD NET

Bucharest, October 5th, 2017.  GECAD NET, one of the first entrepreneurial venture of Radu Georgescu has been acquired by Bittnet Systems, a Romanian company that focuses on IT trainings and delivering end-to-end IT infrastructure services, being also the first Romanian tech company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. With over 25 years of experience in […]

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Fitbit acquires Vector Watch

Bucharest, January 10, 2017. Gecad Ventures sells its majority stake in Vector Watch to Fitbit, marking one more important global exit for the investment fund. The terms of the transaction are confidential. Vector Watch, known for its innovative and cross-functional approach to design and development of wearable technology, has recently reached an agreement with Fitbit […]

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Gecad Ventures invests in TypingDNA

Bucharest, October 27, 2016. Gecad Ventures has led the first seed investment round in TypingDNA, a Romanian behavioral biometrics cyber security startup based on artificial intelligence. For this round, Gecad Ventures has also syndicated a group of local business-angels, terms of the acquisition being confidential. TypingDNA is a cyber security SaaS that uses AI to identify […]

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Gecad Ventures invests in Smart Bill

Bucharest, March 9, 2016. Smart Bill, Romanian provider of billing solutions and SaaS services, has secured a EUR 1 million investment from Gecad Ventures and Catalyst Romania.  Smart Bill has been advised by Gecad since 2013 and the raised round will be used for the development of the company. “This investment gives the company the fuel it needs to […]

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Gluru announcing the closing of a $1.5M seed round

London, January 12, 2016. Former Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Apple Execs close $1.5M Seed Round for startup Gluru: powering consumer & business applications that know what you need before you do. Gluru (www.gluru.co), the new collaboration of former executives from Google, Amazon, Apple, Rackspace, and Shazam, announce the closing of a $1.5M seed round. Investors Playfair Capital and Gecad Ventures led the […]

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Gecad Ventures, a $2 million investment in Vector Watch

London, November 25, 2015. Gecad Ventures has participated with an additional equity of USD $2 million in the recently concluded investment round of Vector Watch. Other investors in this USD $5 million funding include Catalyst Romania and a group of high net worth individuals. With this recent investment, Gecad Ventures remains the largest single shareholder of […]

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Gecad Ventures launches PawSquad

London, November 5, 2014. Gecad Ventures launches a new London-based project called PawSquad, a marketplace dedicated to pet lovers. The company is run by a team of British dog enthusiasts. PawSquad is a marketplace that connects pet owners to pet care providers (vets, trainers, breeders, nutritionists) over multiple touch points. The company’s goal is to make pets healthier […]

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Axigen Messaging acquired by four Romanian entrepreneurs

Bucharest, March 11 2014. Gecad Ventures announces a new exit, the takeover of Axigen Messaging by a group of four Romanian entrepreneurs with investments in the local IT industry. The value of the transaction is confidential. Axigen was launched in 2004 with the aim of delivering top e-mail communication technology in Romania and abroad. The Axigen technology […]

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Francisco Partners acquires Avangate

Bucharest, October 7, 2013. Gecad Ventures sells its majority stake in Avangate to California based private equity firm Francisco Partners, this being the third significant international exit for the Romanian technology venture group in the last 10 years. Gecad Ventures has announced the sale of 100% of international ecommerce solutions provider Avangate to California based private equity firm Francisco Partners, […]

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MIH Allegro acquires ePayment

Bucharest, September 1, 2010. ePayment, the leading provider of integrated eCommerce solutions on the Romanian market, has divested majority control to the Allegro Group, part of the international internet and entertainment group Naspers Ltd. Allegro has become the major shareholder in ePayment. The transaction was completed in August 2010, for an undisclosed amount. Daniel Nicolescu has been named […]

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Microsoft acquires RAV Antivirus Technology

Bucharest, June 10, 2003. Microsoft Corp. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the intellectual property and technology assets of Gecad, a provider of antivirus technology based in Bucharest, Romania. Terms of the acquisition are confidential. Microsoft’s acquisition of Gecad’s technology will help secure customers by providing antivirus solutions for Microsoft® products and services. In […]

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