Raising the next Romanian Unicorn with James Clark - LSEG & Alex Mihailciuc - UiPath

Jan 17, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Mindspace Business District, Bulevardul Dimitrie Pompeiu 8, Globalworth Campus A, Bucharest, 020335

"Raising the next Romanian Unicorn" will join two awesome speakers: James Clark - Head of Tech and Lifesciences, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group and Alex Mihailciuc - Global Head of Pre-sales at UiPath - Robotic Process Automation.

In-person event

About this event

"Raising the next Romanian Unicorn" will join two awesome speakers: James Clark - Head of Tech and Lifesciences, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group and Alex Mihailciuc - Global Head of Pre-sales at UiPath - Robotic Process Automation.

Our fireside chat events have three segments:

18:00 - 19:00 The first hour we will serve food and drinks and help you make friends. You could say it’s networking, but we aim to make it much more than that! The Startup Grind Bucharest team will ensure your experience stands out from other events.

19:00 - 20:00 The second hour is for the interview with James & Alex and Q&A time. We call it a fireside chat for a reason - it is meant to feel like an intimate conversation. Think of it as assisted storytelling, if you will. 

20:00 - 21:00 The final hour is another chance for you to connect with each other more and to meet the speakers.

About James Clark - London Stock Exchange Group:

James joined the London Stock Exchange in January 2016 in Business Development with a sector focus on the Technology and Lifesciences industries. James brings this sector focus to help startups and investors by demolishing the myths around public markets. James is based in London but integrates with colleagues across Europe, Israel, Asia and the rest of the world.

Over nearly 20 years, James has developed a broad range of experience in marketing, policy and deep industry knowledge around venture funding and tech startups. In recent years, as a “one-man think tank” at the British Venture Capital Association, James published policy research into the role of technology and innovation. His three major research papers Tech Country, The Missing Piece, and VC Evolved, looked at how early-stage entrepreneurship interacts with sources of growth funding. Alongside this work, James is a member of the Tech Nation Future Fifty judging panel, is a judge for Diversity UK’s 100 Asian Tech Stars, as well as the founder of TLA Triage, a free advice service for startups under the auspices of Tech London Advocates.

James has an MBA from Cass Business School in London and a BA in Political Science from Macquarie University in Sydney. 

About Alex Mihailciuc - UiPath:

A highly motivated and goal-oriented leader with exceptional leadership and demonstrated experience in planning, developing and implementing IT solutions that support the business strategy and increase business capabilities. From 2017, Alexandru Mihailciuc joined UiPath as Global Head of Pre-sales.

UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, was co-founded by Romanian entrepreneurs Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca. Having emerged out of Bucharest in 2015, the startup saw an accelerated growth, triggered by the market’s appetite for UiPath’s first-in-class RPA platform. By the end of 2017, the company already counted around 600 employees and a customer base of 700 clients and had moved its HQ to New York.

In March 2018, following a Series-B financing round, UiPath reached a valuation of USD 1 billion and received unicorn status. Later in the year, its valuation shot up to USD 3 billion.

Having already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, the UiPath platform improves productivity, customer experience, and employee job satisfaction. A global company today, UiPath employs over 2,000 people across 16 countries that serve its over 2,000 customers and is considered to be the fastest-growing enterprise software company in history.

To date the company has attracted over USD 400 million in funding from Accel, CapitalG, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Madrona Venture Group, Meritech Capital, Seedcamp and Sequoia.

Why not enjoy a glass of wine? Come with the subway. Mindspace Business District is just above the Pipera subway station!

Check out what happened


  • Alexandru Mihailciuc


    Global Head of Pre-Sales

  • James Clark

    London Stock Exchange Group

    Head of Tech and Lifesciences, Primary Markets


Networking & Food
Interview and Q&A
Networking & Drinks


  • Dani Dumitrescu

    Startup Grind Bucharest



  • Dani Dumitrescu

    Startup Grind Bucharest Chapter

    Chapter Director

  • Diana Dumitrescu

    Startup Grind Bucharest


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