Women in Tech 100 Top Speakers 2023

Ilinca Paun

Ilinca Paun

Founder Bravva Angels

Fields of Expertise:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy
  • Investing

Country of residence: Romania

Ilinca is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in business and real estate consultancy. She began her journey with Colliers in 2000, having previously played a key role in the development of Romania’s first shopping mall. Over her 14-year tenure at Colliers International, Ilinca demonstrated a remarkable spirit of innovation and versatility, contributing significantly to the growth and sustainability of the company in the Romanian real estate market. Her expertise spans various market segments, including office and residential, and she played a crucial role in major company initiatives and landmark transactions. As an ambassador for Colliers International Romania, Ilinca Paun pioneered a new style of working in 2013, introducing a prototype of the Generation Y Office—a forward-thinking concept in the region. In addition to her role at Colliers, Ilinca is the Founder of Bravva Angels, a community of business angels dedicated to investing in early-stage startups led by female founders and mixed teams. Recognizing the underrepresentation of female founders in global investments, Bravva aims to encourage and support female founders with innovative ideas that enhance our lives. Ilinca’s commitment extends to being an investor, business consultant, and advocate for women in business.
Bravva Angels operates on the belief that early-stage business angeling is a high-return investment, with risks mitigated through learning and sharing within the community. The focus is on providing smart money from matching investors in exchange for equity shares, fostering an environment of support and collaboration.

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