Entrepreneur and an engineer. Originally from Romania, now live in the lovely city of San Francisco (after living in Vancouver where he worked for his startup Summify).
Started his career in programming at the age of 11 by participating in algorithm contests. During high school, he became pretty good at solving algorithm problems in competitive environments: got one gold medal (International Olympiad in Informatics in Mexico, 2006) and three silver medals.
Continued to take part in programming contests during university (ACM World Finals, Topcoder tournaments) as well, but mostly focused on finding out if a software engineer job is for me. He did an internship at Microsoft in Redmond (2007), another one at Google in Mountain View (2008) and also worked full-time for 8 months for a Romanian startup called uberVU.com (2009).
During this time, Mircea got a pretty generous full-time offer from Facebook but he decided to turn it down wanting to become an entrepreneur, to follow his own path and to do his own thing.
The first startup co-founded was balaur.ro (launched in March 2009), a job search engine for the Romanian market. In less than an year, it became one of the leading job search engines in the country. The team quickly realized that they wanted to do something more global, so they started Summify, a product that helps you preview any link on the web.
In December 2009 Summify (then ReadFu) was accepted into Bootup Labs, a startup incubator from Vancouver, Canada. As part of the program, he had to move to Vancouver for 8 months (together with his co-founder Cristian Strat), starting in January 2010.
The startup he co-founded, Summify, was acquired by Twitter on January 19, 2012 and he moved to work for Twitter in San Francisco as Engineering Manager (Growth).