“We invest in companies that can disrupt their markets and we believe Vector is such a company”, explains Radu Georgescu, Founding Partner of Gecad Ventures.
Andrei Pitiș, former CEO for IXIA Romania and Chairman of Romanian Software Asscociation, founded Vector during the last quarter of 2013. Irina Alexandru and Dan Tudose, co-founders, become part of the founding team from the very beginning.
“We are happy to have been secured our seed money from such a selective investor as Gecad. The funding round will help us launch first models of smartwatches and market them globally”, adds Andrei Pitis, founder of 30 days battery life smartwatch.
Together with the seed round, Vector names in its Board of Advisors Kapil Kapoor, former COO of Timex. Radu Georgescu and Diwaker Singh, from Gecad Ventures are also members in the Board of the company.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bucharest, February 28, 2017. Radu Georgescu, Founding Partner at Gecad Ventures, took the gong home for Business Leader Of The Year at this year’s Business Review Awards. On Monday evening, in an fairy-like atmosphere that would definitely compete with the Oscars, took place the 2017 Business Review Awards. 200 high-ranking representatives of the business environment, […]
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, […]
Bucharest, August 12, 2015. Coinify announced the acquisition of Coinzone, a leading Bitcoin payment provider, marking Gecad Ventures fifth international exit. Coinzone was launched in 2014 as the first full stack European Bitcoin solution. By using Coinzone, users can buy, sell, trade and transact with Bitcoin. By integrating Coinzone’s technology, the new partnership between the two companies will result in a number of new opportunities […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]