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There are many brilliant ideas floating around. Bringing them to life is the difficult part.
Our mission is to help your ideas materialize and literally take off into successful businesses.

We specialize in web and mobile applications elegantly written and tested in Ruby on Rails for iOS and Android.

Interested in working with us? Get in touch - [email protected]

Take Off Labs Engineers
  • have Microsoft, Google, Apple, CMU on their resumes
  • lived in the US, Germany and Switzerland
  • are now developing software from Romania
  • won medals in international algorithmic competitions
  • constantly check emails & are available for calls
  • are always early for meetings
  • never miss a deadline
What We Do Best
  • large, scalable system design
  • big data analytics and visualizations
  • rich, responsive user interfaces
  • MVP specification and wire-framing
  • project planning and estimation
  • integrate ideas across diverse industries
  • spread knowledge and training
Take Off Labs Favorite Tech
  • Ruby on Rails & EmberJS
  • Swift & Objective C & Java
  • Mac OS X
  • Heroku
  • SQL & NoSQL
  • CoffeeScript & SASS
  • RSpec, Capybara, Selenium

Our Products

GolfGenius GolfGenius HandicapServer.com
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Our Partners & News

Handicap Server

HandicapServer.com takes the Math out of the putter's way and allows golfers to focus on what matters - the game and how well they perform. HandicapServer.com offers a comprehensive library of computation methods for a golfer's handicap index and is now tracking more than 120,000 scores through its mobile and web applications.

Babes-Bolyai University

Our mission is to support the brightest computer scientists in Romania. Founded in 1581 and with more than 50,000 students, Babes-Bolyai University is the oldest and one of the most renowned universities in Romania. We are always interested in sponsoring events and hiring the brightest minds either for internship or full time positions.

Heroku

We are an official Herkou partner and we are using their services to host all the apps we develop. It is the fastest and easiest way to push product updates and our engineers focus only on what makes your application special. Serving, monitoring and scaling your product application is as easy as dragging a slider.

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Our Engineers

Ing. Alex Tandrau

Ing. Flavia Grosan

Ing. Alex Tandrau

Alex gained industry experience at top software companies, Microsoft and Google. In the technology start-up scene, Alex was Chief Technical Officer (’09 to ’10) of 123LinkIt.com (acquired by NetLine) and he also acts as Senior Software Engineer at Golf Genius Software. He got his Bachelor in Computer Science from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.

Alex competed in various national and international Computer Science competitions. He is the recipient of the Bronze Medal – Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2008, a Google CodeJam semi-finalist and a TopCoder finalist.

Ing. Flavia Grosan

Flavia spent summers interning for Microsoft and various other German research institutes before meeting the co-founder, Alex. She also works as Senior Software Engineer at Golf Genius Software. Flavia graduated from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (and Electrical Engineering) and from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. While enjoying a semester abroad at Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA, she was awarded Apple Women in Engineering Scholarship. In 2012 she received Google Anita Borg Scholarship .

When not committing code, Flavia enjoys blogging and playing tennis.

Ing. Dan Grosan

Adrian Tandrau

Ing. Dan Grosan

Dan is the Senior Software Engineer at Take Off Labs bringing along the experience of more than 20 years of programming large systems. He started his career as Systems Engineer in a Romanian large aluminium plant, then moved on in the telecom business at Romtelecom, the largest Romanian telecom services provider and then at Atlas Telecom, a privately held telecom company, where he lead the billing systems development team. He then combined his skills in large billing software systems with web development by joining Lechpol, a company operating in the electronics shopping domain.

Adrian Tandrau

Adrian holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has been building web applications for friends and family ever since he got his first computer in the early 90s. His skills are based on a thorough understanding of IT technology concepts with a stroke of graphical design. Before joining Take Off Labs in 2011, Adrian also ran his own photo studio creating beautiful photo albums for high school students.

Adrian enjoys driving, photography and playing with his husky, Jack.

Ovidiu Toma

Ion Bara

Ovidiu Toma

Ovidiu’s passion for Computer Science stared through playing video games and researching the development process behind it. Ovidiu grew fond of web design and web development while freelancing on 99designs.com, where he managed to win contests, be a 4 time runner-up and gained skills in Abode Illustrator and Photoshop. He’s been developing Ruby on Rails applications while studying Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.



In his free time he enjoys playing video games, hiking and researching the latest technologies.

Ion Bara

Ion holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from VU University Amsterdam. While studying there he had the chance to get an inside look into a few companies from one of Europe’s most vibrant start-up hubs. He developed software for advertising on Facebook and online copyright protection services. He loves the expressivity and elegance of Ruby on Rails for making the development of applications fast and enjoyable.

In his free time he plays in volleyball tournaments and takes hikes in nature.

Timea Balazs

Raul Ghita

Timea Balazs

Timea studies Business & Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and helps us with growth hacking – smart marketing, analytics, content and user support. She makes sure customers are happy and know what buttons to press to get the desired results with fewest steps. She speaks fluently 3 languages.

Outside work, she enjoys traveling, reading and watching movies.

Raul Ghita

Raul holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He was an enthusiast programmer ever since highschool when he built his first graphic applications. His first interaction with web applications was in the 9th grade, but he truly learned what web development means after becoming a part of Take Off Labs team in 2014. Now he uses his skills to bring the best designs and features to our applications.

When he has a free moment, Raul enjoys reading, playing table tennis and teaching his cat new tricks.

Valentin Lazar

George Marcus

Valentin Lazar

Valentin is one of the youngest team members, currently pursuing BCs. degree in Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He thrives on his enthusiasm and dedication towards the work he is doing. Besides this, he got an in-born hunger for new information. Excluding those, most of the time he has been working on social applications, focusing on providing the best customer experience.

His passions include psychology, tennis and travelling.

George Marcus

George finished his BSc and MSc degree at the West University of Timisoara. His previous industry experiences include internships at Facebook and Palantir. He competed in programming competitions like Algoritmiada, ACM ICPC and lots of other online competitions. Nowadays he focuses on web development. He is always trying to improve in everything he does.

George can play several musical instruments, mainly the violin. In his free time, he likes to play table tennis, work out and watch Twitch.

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