Vlad Dabija is a scientist, technology investor, entrepreneur, and business strategist. Vlad has worked in four countries on three continents and has led technology development teams and investments in many other countries worldwide. Vlad is Managing Director of Bijusoft, a software R&D consulting company he founded, and a Distinguished Inventor with Xinova, LLC. Most recently, Vlad was a Technical Fellow in the Innovation Group at Xinova. Earlier he was Vice President of the Innovation Group at Xinova and Director of Investment Strategy at Intellectual Ventures, where he managed the software portfolio for the Invention Development Fund. As a Managing Director at IgniteIP, Vlad co-founded this private equity firm to invest in the direct commercialization of technology. Vlad was also a co-founder and the CEO of GreenBorder Technologies, a company acquired by Google to become the foundation of the Chrome browser. Before that, Vlad was a Partner at CMEA Ventures, where he invested in early stage IT start-ups. His many years of technology experience include software architecture and management positions at Sun Microsystems and Ashton Tate Corporation as well as consulting with numerous start-ups and venture capital firms on business strategy and technology.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Vlad holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA with Distinction from The Wharton School of Business where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also holds a Diplomat Engineer degree in control and computer engineering, as Valedictorian in his class, from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucuresti, Romania. Vlad was a teaching fellow for advanced artificial intelligence courses at Stanford University, and associate professor for computer programming at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucuresti, Romania. He was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Robotics, Polytechnic Institute (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, and the Central Research Laboratory of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in Amagasaki, Japan, as well as a Kauffman Fellow.
Vlad authored and co-authored over 20 technical publications, over two dozen granted patents, dozens of additional patent applications, and is co-author of the book “Planning for Real Time Event Response Management”, Prentice Hall, 2000.
Vlad likes outdoor sports including alpine skiing, tennis and sailing, and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Advanced Base Camp on the North side of Mt. Everest, Kala Patthar and the Base Camp on the south side of Mt. Everest.
Vlad is a member of Class 5 and completed his fellowship under mentor Gordon Hull at CMEA Ventures.