Managing Partner, Attic42
Ivan Bjelajac is a managing partner at Attic42 where he helps founders with business strategy &
execution, fundraising, networking, investor relations and go to market strategy.
He has been a part of the tech industry for 20+ years, first as an engineer and later on
as a serial entrepreneur which has been involved in 6 successful startup exits in
between 2012 and 2022.
He contributed to building Devana Technologies – one of the most successful Serbian
tech companies at the time – as an early employee, then COO and later CEO.
Their product ManageWP was acquired by GoDaddy, which was GoDaddy’s first
European acquisition and led to him becoming the Operating Director for GoDaddy
A number of people who worked at Devana Technologies went on to become
entrepreneurs themselves and started their own companies. Some of them also joined
the Web3 revolution.
After leaving GoDaddy, Ivan became Co-founder and CEO of MVP Workshop, one of
Europe’s pioneering blockchain product development companies where he worked
hands-on with leading projects in the space.
Ivan has been named 2018 EY innovative entrepreneur of the year, and one of the “30
under 30” most successful Serbian entrepreneurs in 2011.
Ivan is a partner and board member at Serbian Venture Network, and he was a startup
mentor at Google Launchpad, Founder Institute, StartIT Startup Academy, ICT Hub, and
EKOF Startup Centar, and he is currently an active angel investor at Business Angels
group organized by Digital Serbia Initiative.
He loves rakija, memes and writing short stories on the company’s slack (not
necessarily in that order).
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