Alexandra Anghel
Co-Founder and CTO of Appticles

Q: What do you hope for the future?

A: Growth, success, happiness

Being your own boss is too attractive to ignore

When I was little, my parents always told me that I have to become independent. In 2010, I founded Appticles alongside two university colleagues with whom I’d previously founded an outsourcing business. We were the first Romanian startup to join the first Startupbootcamp accelerator in Europe. My co-founders and I packed our bags and moved to Copenhagen for three months, which was a roller coaster of emotions and a great learning experience.

I personally made a lot of mistakes along the way, hesitating to monetize the product and working with people who didn’t belong in a startup. Investors and mentors gave us a lot of advice, but I realized that my co-founders and I were the ones who were pushing this business forward and knew best what had to be done. Being your own boss is more work than fun but the growth opportunities and potential outcomes are too attractive for me to ignore. I realize I still have much to learn, and hopefully, this time next year, I will have plenty more interesting stories to share.

Alexandra Anghel, 32, is the co-founder and CTO at Appticles. She has a technical background and previously owned an outsourcing company. She is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship, and likes to get involved in various activities to help women with careers in computer programming. is an SaaS platform that helps online publishers better target their mobile audience by packaging their content into mobile and tablet applications.

This article was published in ‘the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe’, May 2016.