Raul Barna

Seattle, Washington, US

Hard worker, passionate, persistent
Raul's Skills
Business Development
Marketing
Design
Product Management
Sales
Finance
Operations
Technical
Management
User Experience
Strategy
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Raul

A little story about my previous business
Together with my business partner, we started building websites for different types of companies in Europe.
I started by "knocking on several doors" and presenting our services to Restaurants and Café Bars (etc.) owners to get our business up and running.
I was the one who went for the clients, understood their needs and got the contracts, and my business partner was the one who built the websites for our clients.
Later on we hired a couple of talented web designers to help our Business develop at its next level.

It was a great experience that brought me a lot o knowledge about the importance of knowing exactly what consumers want and need.
I learned that the most valuable thing in a Business is the team who's driving it.

About my skills
I am the type of hard-worker who can set up the strategy and vision, build the culture, develop the business and coordinate the people.
I enjoy motivating people, organizing and getting things done on time.

About the Startup I Co-founded
Together with Mircea (second Co-Founder) we built TWIGEL, an online marketplace where people from around the world interact to buy and sell handmade items while exploring the countries from which the products originate.

Unlike other online shopping websites, we actively promote our sellers through articles published on our website and on the social networking platforms to attract more visitors and shoppers.

The first version of the platform was launched in early February of this year and it has brought us some good results.

What are we looking for?
At this moment we are looking for a Technical Co-Founder, someone who'll be interested in applying his/her skills, passion and experience to a venture that will have a measurable impact in the lives of people from around the world.

We have lots of ideas to share with the new Technical Co-Founder, towards how to scale the business and how we can improve the platform so more and more customers will register and be active on TWIGEL.
Moreover we are open to new ideas from our new Co-Founder.

Quote

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” - Bill Gates, founder and CEO Microsoft

Work Experience

Co-founder & CEO

Twigel.com/dev

May 2016 - Today

TWIGEL is the place where people from around the world interact to buy and sell handmade items while exploring the countries from which the products originate. Unlike other online shopping platforms, we are focusing on promoting artists through articles based on their stories and work that are being published on our platform and on socials.