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Work History

May 2015Present

Founder, Author

10+ Media

Writing and publishing Kindle books on a variety of topics. Published numerous books, some of which have become #1 bestsellers in their respective categories on Amazon.

Mar 2015Present

Founder

Zip Author

Democratizing the book writing and publishing process. Helping C-level executives who want to write a book but don't have time.

The process has clients talk their books out  instead of writing them. We organize, structure, write and publish them on their behalf with only 10 hours of their time.

Recently completed a book for an investor and venture capitalist about his stock investment philosophy.

Feb 2015Present

Co-Founder

FutureSelf

Encourage startups in London and Europe to adopt exponential technologies and tap into the future tech trends - through events and workshops, hackathons, trainings, etc.

Organized a number of events at Google Campus, London.
Examples:
- Creating Future Tech Businesses Through Exponential Thinking
- Artificial Intelligence - How Can Startups Tap Into It?
- Virtual Reality 2.0 - How Real is It & How Can Startups Benefit From It?

- Produced and organized a  LIVE event with James Altucher with 1,000+ attendees

Dec 2013Apr 2014

Co-founder

Startup Mission

Helping global entrepreneurs and leaders find their passion & build a profitable business around it while being happy and fulfilled running it. Building a platform for startup founders, investors, mentors, advisors, accelerators and others in the startup ecosystem incorporating news, trainings, coaching entrepreneurship simulation and other media helping young professionals grow and excel.

In charge of operations, execution, vision, strategy, development, partnerships, fundraising.

Mentoring startups across multiple geographies in Italy, Turkey, Dubai, etc. Co-founded together with an entrepreneur who started a company with $5,000 and sold it for $12 million 14 years later.

May 2013Dec 2013

Startup Accelerator Participant

TechPeaks

Participant at the TechPeaks startup accelerator in Trento, Italy.
Selected among 650+ applications from all over the world. 
Accelerator based on the Singularity University & The Founder Institute principles while focusing heavily on the lean startup methodology.

During the program, co-founded, worked and advised three Italian startups. 

In charge of business, customer development, product development, marketing, etc.

Worked in person with numerous international mentors, investors, advisors, entrepreneurs.

Notable examples include James Currier, Semyon Dukach, Marvin Liao and The Lean Startup Machine.

Feb 2013Oct 2013

Co-founder

Buddies

This was an experimental startup project.

Formed an international team of co-founders (a senior programmer from Russia, a designer from the US and a marketer from Canada) to make one of my app ideas a reality - a personal coaching mobile app.

The project was part of a Stanford-led online entrepreneurship training program. 

Oct 2005Sep 2012

Editor, Reporter

Investor.BG AD

• Writing and editing reports, articles, analyses, interviews about the European and the international property markets, new projects, investments, trends, etc.;

• Covering economic, stock market, business, financial and technology news;

• Interacting with the dominant local and global players in the property sector; monitoring and analyzing the dynamics of the real estate and numerous other industries.

• Interviewed leading industry representatives in Europe and overseas.

Oct 2005Dec 2008

Project manager

Investor.BG AD

Developing, managing and operating an Internet project for the Turkish Internet market. 

Nov 2007Sep 2012

International Relations Manager

Investor.BG AD

Communicating with present and potential international partners.

• In 2008 signed a deal which brought global Internet search engine Yahoo! Inc. to the Bulgarian online advertising market;

• In 2009 signed a deal which brought pan-European pay-per-click (PPC) network operator NetSprint (NS) to the Bulgarian online advertising market; 

• In 2010 initiated and took part in a deal where NS expanded its network to Romania

Aug 2008Sep 2010

CEO, Co-founder

First Residential Ltd.

Property Development, Investment

Sep 1998Aug 2005

Managing Editor - News Desk

Aii Data Processing Ltd.

Multiple roles - from Managing Editor to Administrative Director and Managing Director.

Managing a team of 90+ editors, providing a whole line of information services for Reuters, Factiva (formerly Dow Jones Interactive), ANSA, Austria Presse Agentur (APA) and others.

Education

Skills

WP, Joomla, AE, Final Cut Pro, Screenflow, DreamWeaver
Proficiency: varies according to program/application
MS Office tools, Internet, Factiva.com; experience with HTML
Proficiency: varies according to program/application
Russian Language
Italian Language
Serbian Language
Turkish Language
Greek Language
English Language
Bulgarian Language

Personal

• Independent 

• Creative and innovative 

• Proactive and resourceful 

• Audacious

• Resilient & Assertive 

• Adaptable to changing environments 

• Results-driven

• Trustworthy

NGOs, Organisations

Founder of the local chapter and 2007 National President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) in Bulgaria

(www.jci.cc)

Interest

• Entrepreneurship

• Startups

• Accelerators

• Mobile apps

• Wearable technologies

• Ecommerce

• 3D printing

• Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

• Intrapreneurship 

• Outsourcing

• Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding

• Media, publishing, journalism

• Real estate

• Stock investments

• Personal Development

• NLP

• Coaching

• Startups

• Writing

• Reading & audiobooks

• Languages

• Travel

• Music & Movies

• Running & Jogging

Others:• Played the guitar for 12 years; multiple stage performances with own band

• Acted in a number of plays, including a leading role (Gaius Cassius) in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare• Took a semester in Screenwriting at the Bulgarian National Theatrical Academy• Took a semester in Business Administration at the University of London

Certifications

Mar 2007Present

Business English

Greece, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Apr 2005Present

Writing Economic News

BBC World Service Trust
Oct 2014Present

Life Makeover Coaching

T Harv Eker
Apr 2012Present

The Art of Multiplication

Randy Gage seminar
Sep 2011Present

Leadership Seminar

Robin Sharma
May 2010Present

Sales Seminar

Jeffrey Gitomer
May 2012Present

Strategic and Effective Sales

IDEAS Free Boss, Drs. Marc J. De Turck
Apr 2014Apr 2015

Jack Canfield Coaching

Jack Canfield
Sep 2014Sep 2014

Rich Dad LIVE - London

Robert Kiyosaki
Mar 2014Mar 2014

Unleash the Power Within - London, UK

Anthony Robbins
Nov 2013Nov 2013

Pitch Weekend - Italy

Beth Susanne
Oct 2013Oct 2013

Mind The Bridge Bootcamp - Italy

Mind The Bridge
Apr 2013Jun 2013

Technology Entrepreneurship

Stanford University - online
Jun 2013Jun 2013

Lean Startup Weekend - Italy

Lean Startup Machine
Jun 2006Jun 2006

Business with Real Estate

Address AD
Mar 2005Apr 2005

Entrepreneurship

Ghent University, Flanders/ Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Aug 2003Sep 2003

Management Training

VNO-NCW, Reuters, Factiva
Jun 2003Jul 2003

Management Training Program

VNO-NCW - The Netherlands

List of Nations & Regions

Here is a list of nations and regions in which I worked and spent significant time
(other than my home country Bulgaria)

- United Kingdom
- Italy
- The Netherlands
- Greece

Testimonials


James Altucher, WSJ best-selling author:
"You're really doing a great job hustling. You're a natural producer." (May 2015)

Scott Mann, mentor, entrepreneur, former green beret
"Thank you very much, Angel. I'm a big fan." (January 2015)

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