Cristina Munteanu

Cristina Munteanu | Silverbird

Cristina Munteanu

Within a career span of just 5 years, Cristina has successfully manifested her ambition towards building sustainable, conscious and profitable businesses through an accelerated growth within tech start-ups.

A CodeFirst: Girls Alumni, Cristina sits at the intersection between operations and technology, seeking creative ways to implement tech for social good. She has been recently appointed as COO in a pre-MVP fintech startup called Silverbird. A small team of 4 at the moment, we're working towards democratising access to banking for SMEs in developing economies, helping local growth and levelling the playing field in international trade. Previously Cristina was leading operations at Bizzby - a mobile app for home services.

Beyond her day job, Cristina is actively volunteering her start-up tech skills towards growing NGOs and community initiatives such as Girls in Tech, Covid Tech Support and Women in Tech Club. Throughout the pandemic, she has been working on Covid Tech Support, an initiative supporting nonprofits to get their operations online at a critical time, save them from closing down and scaling their digital reach. Covid Tech Support has helped charities like PPEForFree, Crisis, Mencap and other 200+ NGOs around the world. At Women in Tech Club (WiTC) Cristina has been spearheading growth, strategy and partnership efforts. Their mission is to create connections and allyship within all genders and to support people in developing technical and soft skills setting them up for success within the tech sector.

Cristina is currently mentoring young graduates to navigate the world of work with the added complexity of the Covid pandemic and is always open to opportunities where she can lift other women up. She is committed to using her tech skills for good and hopes to one day empower girls and women with technical skills and possibilities for work in her home country Moldova.