South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

Sorry for not knowing me anymore

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Priority of the day was: call my niece Anna to wish her a happy bday

The fast approaching JWEF is mounting the pressure as there is so much to do in these final days. Also, today the making happy business was a high priority and kept me very preoccupied as conflicts have appeared. Hopefully people feel better and the scene has been set for a smoother white water rafting.

Long story short before I knew it it was 8pm here in Santiago thus way too late in Budapest and I couldn’t call Anna. Fundacity is indeed important and I love the challenge but I do notice that I haven’t spoken to my brother and his family and my sister in a month! Most of my friends even longer. Thankfully my dad is a perseverant man and reaches me regularly but it is clear that priorities may need reassessment. I don’t want to be like that Zach Klein from Vimeo in Startup Kids that actually wrote letters to his friends and family saying,

sorry for not knowing me anymore

as he let all his relationships go because

nothing was as important as this

hmmm…need to call Anna tomorrow but it already seems like one hell of a day to come with lots to achieve.

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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