Iulian Circo

I am a serial entrepreneur and recovering humanitarian operating at the frontiers of technology and impact, with a special interest in HealthTech.
My latest venture is Hyfe, the world’s most advanced acoustic AI, on a mission to bring respiratory diagnostics to anyone with a smartphone.

I write regularly from the front lines of the Impact Economy. I write about the business of doing the right thing. I write about better ways to fund and deliver impact and I write about my own journey as I am experimenting with impact ventures.

Here are some of my Long Posts
A few podcasts and interviews:

Other Things that I do

The early stages of a startup are a special time. Uncertainty, no cash, no team, no product-market-fit. This stuff is hard as it is, and 10x harder for impact focused startups.

Every product, every team and every market is different, yet there is a playbook to getting an idea to first money. There are playbooks to bootstrapping and to setting things up between 2-3 people.

There are also sets of common mistakes that everyone does as they go through this process. I have been on this journey several times myself, and I have made many of the typical mistakes. I have hired the wrong people, invested in the wrong thing, focused on the wrong market. And I’ve got the scars to show.