At RebelDot, 2020 ended with an online event hosted by Cluj Startups, where I shared some of the most important lessons I learned in my 13 years of doing business in tech.

I know…13, might sound a little bit suspicious for some. Some won’t even open the article because of it. But this article is not for everyone — it’s for the rebels. (if you’re here, I guess you are one) .

Cluj Startups is a community focused on tech/IT startups, programs, and events in Cluj-Napoca (and Transylvania). It aims to inform and support the local startup ecosystem, as well as to promote bright initiatives/opportunities for the startups in Transylvania.

In 2020, they started a series of events under the name of Startup House Meetups, inviting founders and business owners to share…


After 5 months of conducting client meetings from that one spot in the balcony where the light hits differently, of countless mornings jumping from the bed straight to writing code, and of dozens of calls joyfully interrupted by our kids playing in the background, we now settled on a decision.

As of today, RebelDot will pursue a Home-First policy for the upcoming year. We chose to make this important step forward consequently to a series of internal discussions and diligent analysis of the current context. …


The dream of having one single framework to cover all platforms has been amongst us for years, and for a lot of us, getting here seemed nearly impossible.

A few years later, React Native has massively grown since it was open-sourced by Facebook back in 2015. Today, huge players like Facebook, Bloomberg, Uber Eats and Walmart have chosen React Native to build their mobile apps.

So, what’s better for your next great mobile app, React Native, or Native App Development?

A few months ago we had this very same discussion inhouse, with one of our partners. We were looking at two different apps, that could both be developed native or cross-platform. One involved sole iOS development and the other one was supposed to function on both platforms, Android and iOS. Now, most of our clients expect that in this kind of situations…

Tudor Ciuleanu

A rebel. CEO & Founder at RebelDot, Co-Founder at The Bridge, Founder at Visidot App & Investor.

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