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TEDxAthensSalon (June 2012) - Apostolos Apostolakis - E-shop.gr and Angel Funding, the Untold Story

Apostolos ApostolakisCo-Founder e-shop.grApostolos is an entrepreneur and angel investor in the internet/technology sector who started as an entrepreneur right after graduating from National Technical University in Athens: in 1998 along with 2 friends he cofounded e-shop.gr.In 2000 he went to the US to get the basics right, and after graduating from Columbia Business School in 2002 then spent two valuable years with Boston Consulting Group.In 2004 he rejoined e-shop.gr, and helped the company become the leader in e-commerce in Greece. E-shop.gr reached a turnover of more than 100 million euros with 1 million unique visitors per month. In 2009, looking for more challenges, he joined Openfund to help create the first seed investing fund in Southeastern Europe. Openfund filled a gap and played a very important role in Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem. Openfund supported innovative startups like Taxibeat.com, fashinating.com youscan.ru which have strong potential outside the Greek borders. Taxibeat in particular, where Apostolos is also an advisor and investor, is transforming the way people get a taxi around the globe with the company having already presence in Brazil, Romania and Norway.Furthermore in 2011 Apostolos along with his partners from e-shop.gr and other friends cofounded e-food.gr which is the largest online delivery aggregator in Greece. Finally in 2012 along with 2 other friends cofounded doctoranytime.gr which is an online service that allows people to book appointments with doctors.In a nutshell Apostolos is currently a happy but busy man giving his time and energy to support ventures originating from Greece but have an international outlook in mind.About TEDxAthensTEDxAthens is a world-class conference about Innovation, Creativity and Ideas based in Athens, Greece. TEDxAthens is one of the very first TEDx events worldwide -consequently the first TEDx event in Greece- and started in May 2009. TEDxAthens seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a regional level, bringing together innovators and inspirational speakers, shakers, makers and breakers.
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