Ana Caracaleanu, MBA

marketing and communications professional in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Expert marketing and communications strategist and a pioneer in the crowdfunding industry. I also teach Social Media at George Brown College.

In 2013 I co-founded, the first fashion crowdfunding platform & learning hub for emerging designers. I've been consulting and working with small businesses & start-ups since 2008.

Specialities: Management Consulting, Communications & PR strategy, Marketing strategy (online & offline) , Customer Success, Team building and leadership.

My passion is to help businesses succeed, to coach, to teach and to mentor. I have a soft spot for start-ups!

I am available for:

· Consulting

· Team management and coaching

· Marketing, social media and PR projects

· Public speaking engagements

· Chatting over coffee and brainstorming ideas

· Work with the right team

I currently work with start-ups as principal at

Select Client List: IncMind, Medlantis, Chealse Roofing, Eyes of Veena, TurnKii, BrainYno, DylaniumKnits.

My clients were featured in: Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, the Montreal Gazette, Yahoo News, GalTime, Fashion Times, LA Splash, Vogue Italy, TrendHunter, Industry London & many more.

Speaking engagements:

· Lean StartUp Day at MaRS – Lean Entrepreneurs Panel (December 2013)

· StartUp Fashion – Fashion Crowdfunding Event: Panelist(February 2014)

· Management Advisory Services – Marketing Workshop:Social Media for Non-Profits(April2014)

·The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable 2014: Innovation, Impacts & Perceptions; Telling New Stories(November 2014)

• Winner of People’s Choice Award, MaRS StartUp competition May 2013 (Toronto, Canada)

Luevo awards:

• Finalist at Crowdfunder Pitch Competition, June 2013 (San Mateo, California)

• Finalist at StartUp World Competition, July 2013 (Montreal, Canada)

• Winner of VC TaskForce Seed-Stage Pitch Event, October 2013 (San Francisco, California)

  • Education
    • University of Toronto (HBA)
    • Ryerson University (MBA)
    • University of Real Life ( PHD)