George is the Managing Partner of Block X Ventures, Co-founder and CEO of Lampix, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lending Times and Blockchain Times.
Lampix is a glass-less augmented reality and smart surface company based in New York. Lampix was selected in 2017 to compete against 50 companies worldwide and won the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in the category of Augmented and Virtual Reality. According to a festival organizer Louis Black, "This has probably been the biggest of its kind in the world!" Lampix has raised 40,912 ETH (about $14.2mil at raise time) in August 2017.
George is an advisor for FirstBlood, an eSports gaming platform, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Gatecoin, a bitcoin and ethereum token exchange based in Hong Kong. Previously George was a partner at LunaCap Ventures, a hybrid early stage growth capital fund. George also advises over a dozen companies in finance.
George is the Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Lending Times, a media company in the peer-to-peer, marketplace and online lending space. Lending Times won Best Journalist Coverage in 2017 from LendIt, the world's largest show in lending and Fintech. The other nominees included Reuters, Business Insider, deBanked, Bankless Times and Tradestreaming.
George had a successful exit from Boston Technologies (BT) in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the foreign exchange spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and grew the firm to $20M + in revenue without taking equity investment. BT was listed in the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal in 2011. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270), and Boston Business Journal included George in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements. After the sale of Boston Technologies, George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain, a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies.
Over the last 10 years, George founded multiple companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal, etc. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups and served as a mentor for MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstars Fintech in New York.
George has obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. His scientific career led to 10 publications and patents.
George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France. He currently lives in New York City.
Our team is focused on managing fund and partner relationships around the globe. In total over a dozen entities and professionals work with us daily on projects to promote our campaigns.
We also have close partnerships providing legal help, tax work, smart contract writing and auditing, whitepaper writing and editing, KYC, AML and translations in 7+ languages, etc.