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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

 

 

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Cloud company co-founded by two Romanians reaches USD 38 bln valuation

Databricks, a US data and AI company, will raise at least USD 1.5 bln in a new financing round led by Morgan Stanley, at a valuation of USD 38 bln, Bloomberg reported.

Two of Databricks’ seven co-founders were born in Romania. One of them is Ion Stoica, a professor at Berkeley University in California, who is also Executive Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. The other one is Matei Zaharia, who is the company’s Chief Technical Officer.

Zaharia started the Spark project at UC Berkeley and serves as its Vice President at the Apache Foundation. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford.

Founded in 2013, Databricks is one of the biggest providers of tools for large-scale data analysis, according to Bloomberg.

Before this funding round, the company had raised USD 1.9 bln from Alkeon Capital Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton.

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

 

 

The Positive Romania section on Romania Insider is proudly sponsored by BRD - Groupe Société Générale

 

BRD

 

 

Cloud company co-founded by two Romanians reaches USD 38 bln valuation

Databricks, a US data and AI company, will raise at least USD 1.5 bln in a new financing round led by Morgan Stanley, at a valuation of USD 38 bln, Bloomberg reported.

Two of Databricks’ seven co-founders were born in Romania. One of them is Ion Stoica, a professor at Berkeley University in California, who is also Executive Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. The other one is Matei Zaharia, who is the company’s Chief Technical Officer.

Zaharia started the Spark project at UC Berkeley and serves as its Vice President at the Apache Foundation. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford.

Founded in 2013, Databricks is one of the biggest providers of tools for large-scale data analysis, according to Bloomberg.

Before this funding round, the company had raised USD 1.9 bln from Alkeon Capital Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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