Cosmin Ene is an entrepreneurial founder with an excellent first-hand understanding of the life cycle of entrepreneurial ventures, which he has accumulated over 18 years: Startups he led went through all stages of development from initial idea to marketing and sales, including business development and financing.
Today, Cosmin is leading LaterPay, a micropayment enabler he started in 2010. LaterPay is a self-service oriented platform which enables content providers to sell digital content without advance registration, personal data or advance payment. Content providers build their own business models, ranging from pay-per-use and freemium to time passes. LaterPay facilitates impulse purchases of paid content (e.g. in-game items, articles, videos) starting at as little as 5 cents and without advance payment, thereby lowering the resistance to paying for digital goods.
Cosmin Ene founded a total of 4 companies.
He has filed an international patent for a payment system that makes it easier to pay very small amounts of money and makes the payment more secure for the user.
He has filed another international patent for a technology which enables interactivity between traditional, unidirectional TV channels and their viewers. It is linking colors, displayed on the TV screen to a desired interaction and to the time stamp, enabling traditional TV channels to communicate with viewers via smart remote controls, apps or even text messages.
Between 2005 and 2009, Cosmin was co-founder and managing director of DELUXE MUSIC, a pan-European music TV station. Prior to this, he was an analyst and associate at Munich-based TecVenture Partners, a venture capital investor in the IT, internet and telecommunications sector.
Cosmin Ene’s professional network spans the European, North-American and Asian media and online industries.
His speaking engagements include South by Southwest, Google Newsgeist, WAN IFRA, Medientage München, Ringier Management Conference, Hamburg Games Conference, VDZ Academy, BDZV, Medientage Nürnberg, Arvato Media Days, DSGB Innovators Club, World Business Dialogue.