This innovator has worked with some of the most progressive ventures in the world. Introducing Ioan Istrate, AI tech advisor and business advisor, with a versatile education at the intersection of business and frontier tech in California, Asia and beyond. Ioan holds an MBA with a Merit Fellowship from UCLA Anderson School of Management, an MA in Geopolitical Studies and BSc in International Economics with honours from Bucharest University of Economics.
He created Genuine AI lab, with a multidisciplinary team of AI engineers honed in top R&D settings on a global scale. Prior to this, Ioan returned to Romania to co-found CyBourn, a EU-US cybersecurity service provider. Since early 2019, Ioan has been a mentor for early stage start-ups in Unleash+, a global innovation hub.
Ioan received multiple awards, including Forbes 30under30, both in the US and in Romania. At UCLA, Ioan was elected Vice President of the graduate student body. In 2016, under the leadership of Dr. Harry Kloor, Ioan ‘won’ the XPRIZE Visioneers Program, which led to XPRIZE’s newest flagship project, the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE.
He has so many projects on his plate right now, thus his vast experience across industries: designing the EU market entry strategy for a US AI medtech technology, leading a team in 2 commercial due diligence in telecom and technology in Romania, researching 2 economic impact studies in the EU, advising in the $30M Round C for US fintech, developing business plans for 3 robotics/medtech companies.
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