Julian Sofroniev

Speaker

Julian Sofroniev

Founder & CEO of BIODIT

Julian is a successful entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in sales, management, investment & strategic development. He is currently the CEO of BIODIT, a high-tech Bulgarian company, which develops and produces the most advanced biometrics-based security, access control and time attendance systems. Julian has raised more than €1.7 million for BIODIT, which holds multiple international awards thanks to their innovative products. Julian’s tendency to think outside the box lead to the preparation for the company’s IPO on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, being the first Bulgarian tech start-up to execute such a strategy, as well as the first one to take advantage of the government-introduced SME voucher system.

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 Julian is also owner of two of the leading insurance intermediaries in Bulgaria – Brand INS & Brand Affinity Management Service, which he built from the ground up. At the age of 25, before the foundation of the 3 companies, Julian became the youngest CEO in local automotive insurance while working for Armeec Insurance JSC. During his mandate he managed to build a successful team to lead Armeec JSC all the way to the top of auto insurance, generating a revenue increase of more than 1000%.

 

He is also among the first Bulgarians to become a part of Endeavor’s global network, which assists select entrepreneurs to grow rapidly on the international market. Julian shares his vision and insights on tech-centred events while mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs – under the Teenovator initiative he teaches at one of the capital’s elite high schools. He is passionate about technology, startups, investments and is an active angel investor