Octavian Patrascu

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Octavian Patrascu
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Born (1986-07-20) July 20, 1986 (age 36)
NationalityRomanian
CitizenshipRomania
Alma mater
  • The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
  • The Ecological University of Bucharest
Occupation
Years active2010 - present
Organization
  • TVP Family Office
  • Key Way Group
Websiteoctavianpatrascu.com/en/homepage

Octavian Patrascu (born on July 20, 1986) is a Romanian angel investor and entrepreneur.[1][2] He is the founder of TVP Family Office, a holding company known for investing in businesses across a vast range of industries such as healthcare, technology, real estate, and financial services.[3] Patrascu also serves as the Managing Partner of Key Way Group, a fintech company headquartered in Gibraltar with operations worldwide.[4]

He is extremely active in his role as an investor in fintech players and start-ups. He also shifted his focus towards Web 3.0 and its revolutionary concepts, such as AI, blockchain, DeFi, and neo-banking.

Patrascu has over ten years of experience in developing companies with global reach and has set an objective on helping technology start-ups set up their businesses. Patrascu has been featured in several major international media outlets, including Yahoo Finance, Capital,[5] Benzinga, Market Watch, Financial Intelligence, Daily US News, Leaprate, Profit, etc.[6]

Early life and education

Patrascu enrolled in the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, where he pursued a bachelor's degree in International Business Communication. He also enrolled at the Ecological University of Bucharest to pursue a degree in Law.

After his graduation, Patrascu also did a master's degree in International Business at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.

He refined his academic knowledge through diverse courses and online modules on Management, Finance, Alternative Investments, Leadership Principles, or Securities and Investment at prestigious scholarly powerhouses like Stanford University or the European Institute on Management and Finance.

Career

Patrascu started his career in 2010, when he became Business Development Partner & Minority Shareholder at Markets.com, one of the world's fastest-growing CFD providers. His breakthrough came in 2015 when Markets.com was sold to FTSE-listed company Playtech. After working for over five years on the Markets.com project, Patrascu joined Trade.com as Director and Development Partner.[7]

In parallel, Patrascu founded TVP Family Office in 2015. TVP Family Office is the structure that aims at investing in start-ups and helping them grow globally. Under Patrascu's leadership, TVP Family Office has worked on several projects such as Consultaclick, Vector Watch, Key Way Group, JUST Egg, Aggero, and many more.[8]

In 2018, Patrascu became the founder and managing partner of Key Way Group, a multi-licensed global fintech company known for its vast range of services and trading platforms. Key Way Group operates internationally under the brand name CAPEX.com[9]

Major Investor Projects

Patrascu has declared he closely follows the "data-driven decision process" in all his investments. Through his board of advisors, he has participated either as an angel investor, venture capitalist, or shareholder in multiple successful projects.

Some of the more globally known are:

  • CAPEX.com - global multi-licensed fintech company
  • Vector Watch - Romanian start-up
  • Aggero - SaaS for esports & gaming
  • Skyline -AI-backed real-estate analysis
  • JUST Egg - disruptive deep tech company
  • MoonPay - payments infrastructure for crypto
  • Cogito - AI for call-centers
  • Sparking Capital - early-stage VC micro fund

Licenses and certifications

  • Certified Agent for Financial Investment Services (ASIF)
  • Several courses & modules at Stanford University
  • Master's degree in International Affairs at the Academy of Economic Studies
  • Various online business courses & modules at Harvard University

In the media

I've had the pleasure of being interviewed at the largest industry expo in Dubai where we also received “The Best FX Trading Platform” award.

CAPEX.com - Platinum Sponsor @ The Forex Expo Dubai 2021

References

  1. "Octavian Patrascu". crunchbase. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  2. "OCTAVIAN PĂTRAȘCU". Medium. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. "leaprate". Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  4. "Fintech innovator delivers faster results for global client base". Microsoft Customers Stories. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  5. Popescu, Autor: Daniela. "Generația Millennials schimbă regulile jocului". www.capital.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. "SIF-URILE ŞI FONDUL PROPRIETATEA / PROIECT SUSŢINUT DE TVP FAMILY OFFICE "2018 - anul în care am decis să ies din toate investiţiile care îmi ocupau timp"". www.bursa.ro (in română). Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  7. "Un tânăr antreprenor român sponsorizează Juventus Torino". Profit.ro (in română). Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  8. Anca, Autor:. "EXCLUSIV! O poveste de milioane de euro! Cum a reușit antreprenorul Octavian Pătrașcu să așeze România pe harta lumii prin business-ul lui special". www.capital.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Key Way Group, startup condus de Octavian Pătrașcu, cu birouri în 9 țări și peste 250 de angajați, a anunțat mutarea activității tuturor angajaților în regim „work from home"". Profit.ro (in română). Retrieved 24 February 2021.

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