Episode 121: Ecosystem Zoom In: The Bulgarian Case

Ecosystem zoom-in is back, today heading to Bulgaria with 3 exceptional guests who bring their point of view from the Bulgarian startup scene interviewed by Meaghan Johnson.
Valentin Savov, Partner of Savov&Partners, Tax&Legal firm in Sofia, focused his speech on the wide opportunities that are in the Bulgarian ecosystem.
Hristo Borisov, Co-founder and CEO of Payhawk, brought his experience of being a startupper and in the team of the first Bulgarian unicorn, that raised a Series B of 100M$ with 1B$ valuation.
Max Gurvits, Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners, explained that, as an investor, he sees a great opportunity in the Bulgarian ecosystem as there are all the ingredients to build global stuff

Get in contact with the guests:
Valentin Savov – https://www.linkedin.com/in/valentinsavov/
Hristo Borisov – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hristoborisov/
Max Gurvits – https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxgurvits/
Meaghan Johnson (host) – https://www.linkedin.com/in/meaghan-johnson-b5506613/

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About the Author
Meaghan has over 8 years experience researching and analysing customer journeys, trends and innovations within the digital financial services space. She also has deep experience in customer testing, the jobs to be done framework, and UI design. She began her journey in digital financial services at Mapa Research, where she worked closely with dozens of financial institutions digital teams including: American Express, Barclays, UBS, Nordea, ING, AIB, RBS and others. Here she informed digital product and strategy teams of competitor mobile and desktop banking initiatives and provided bespoke research and workshops in new product development. After Mapa, she co-founded 11:FS, where she co-build 11:FS Pulse. In addition, she worked closely in the early stages of greenfield digital banking projects where she provided support in market, competitor and customer analysis. Since 2017 Meaghan has been consulting banks of all shapes and sizes, fintechs, company builders, management consultancies and crypto companies as a freelancer in customer experience, design, product strategy and data commercialisation in Europe, Africa, North and Central America. She also creates and executes customer testing programmes, and runs competitor insights and blue sky thinking workshops. Meaghan is also a Partner at Pacemakers, Senior Advisor at EFMA, Fintech Lead at Solvers, and Breaking Banks Europe Podcast Host.