GEORGE POPESCU, PARTNER
George Popescu sold and exited Boston Technologies (BT) group in 2014. BT is a technology, market maker, high frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO of BT, which he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million business without any equity investment. BT was the #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012.
After the company sale in July 2014 George Popescu was employed until February 2015 as Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain, a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses. Presently George is advising 10+ early stage start-ups in different fields. He is also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and involved occasionally with MIT’s Deshpande center.
Previously George 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. Previously he had worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George majored in 3 areas: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He was trained as an engineer and scientist. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.