The leading online university for Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Ivan on Tech Academy was founded in 2017 by Ivan Liljeqvist and Filip Martinsson in Stockholm, Sweden. Ivan and Filip met at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2014, where they studied computer science together. Besides sharing a passion for programming, they also shared one for blockchain, cryptocurrencies and entrepreneurship.
Ivan and Filip realized that the knowledge around blockchain technology that was available was poor and not easily accessible for everyone. Therefore, they decided to take things into their own hands and founded Ivan On Tech Academy with a mission to empower people all over the world by educating them about blockchain and programming.
THE "IVAN" IN "IVAN ON TECH"
He is an international speaker, educator, developer and data scientists. Ivan’s YouTube channel Ivan on Tech has become an international phenomenon, spreading blockchain knowledge all over the world and accumulating over 450,00 subscribers.
Filip has a background in Computer Science within the Swedish Banking sector and was an early adopter of bitcoin. He is the “other half” behind Ivan on Tech Academy and a true programming mastermind.
Previously, he was the CEO of Stockholm Blockchain Group and has worked as a Blockchain Consultant with clients from all over the world. During his free time he enjoys reading non-fiction books and long walks.
Meet the rest of the Team
Our team believes in empowering individuals to do their most impactful work while being 100% committed to our students! We grow when they grow.
Marketing Project Manager
Thomas Gonzalez is a Marketing Project Manager for Ivan on Tech Academy. Born in France, Thomas is currently living in the Philippines where he can enjoy his daily dose of outdoor activities from triathlon to Scuba diving. Thomas has a background of Analyst for top European Asset Management banks and Marketing Lead role for both startups and well established businesses. Other interests range from
Since a young age, Jimmy has always been a humble student towards business and technology as a whole. These days he is a Digital Marketing Transformer at Ivan on Tech Academy. He discovered blockchain & cryptocurrencies in the summer of 2017, and since then he's persuing a PHD (Passion, Hunger, Drive) in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies. His education and professional background consolidate around ar
Ian is a Market Researcher that has been with the team since August 2020. He is from Chicago Illinois. By education he is a Geologist, but with this comes keen investigative and creative reasoning skills. He is truly a researcher at heart. Ian has been diligently following the space since the top in 2017. Since this untimely entrance he has spent his time rigorously self education in all things ma
Haseeb is one of our on-chain specialists. He got introduced to cryptocurrencies during the boom of 2017, but entered the space following the developments being made in the altcoin hype during the summer of 2020. Currently, he uses his finance and economics background to analyze how the markets affect bitcoin as well as what can be learned by on chain metrics. Outside of crypto, Haseeb is an avid
Gabriel is a Tech enthusiast, computer science specialist with several years of experience managing servers and security. He is passionate about cryptography and artificial intelligence. He thinks like a computer.
Felipe joined the academy in July 2020. Studied Mechatronic Engineering and Project Management. He got involved in crypto and blockchain in 2016 as a trader, and in 2017 he started working as a blockchain engineer and full stack developer. Really passionate about the different DeFi ecosystems. Loves waffles.
Forum Support Specialist
Fabrice is our Forum Support Specialist since November 2019 at the academy and an Ivan on Tech follower since February 2018 . He learned programming when he was a kid and literally loves to tweak and program everything. Besides that he likes science, technology, music and humor. He has a girlfriend and two awesome kids.
Dominik is a keen junior fullstack blockchain developer with an interest in powerful technologies that could have an immensely positive impact on the world. He is an avid learner and believes that online education is one of the most important value propositions of the internet. Besides cryptocurrencies, Dominik is also passionate about AI/ML, calisthenics, self-development, drum and bass music.
I have school in Italy (where I studied computer science) in 2012/2013, probably the worst years for the Italian economy in recent history. Not having therefore the possibility of finding a job, I took a one-way ticket to The Netherlands which is the Country where I have been living for 7 years. I have worked mainly for a tech company in NL where I have checked lots of positions. I got in
Head of Research
Phil Naumann is a member of the Ivan on Tech research team. Formally educated in Philosophy and American Politics. Phil began studying Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies in 2013. Proud to be full-time in crypto, Phil is eager to share his philosophical projection for the future of cryptocurrency, while he daily evaluates exciting blockchain products.
Content and Product Manager
Rasmus is the Content and Product Manager for Ivan on Tech Academy by day, and a dedicated follower of the blockchain industry by night. Rasmus holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law, and has a background as a Digital Marketing Strategist. Other interests range from music and books to space and wine. What's more, he’s also alw
Lizette is our HR Manager. She has a background in Business Administration and HR and has years of corporate HR experience, managing recruitment, training, development, talent management and employer branding. Active in the crypto space since 2017 and might also be recognized as Bitcoin Liz on Twitter and YouTube.
Gabba is our incredible Developer since February 2020. He is a software engineer since 4 years, and before that he has studied management, marketing and company communication before he realized that his true passion was computer science. He started to learn about blockchain and doing security challenges in 2018 and he spends most of his free time coding and learning more about blockchain.
Educationally Johan has a bachelor in Information Technology with a specialisation in system development. Born and raised in Sweden and currently living in Australia. With a technology interested dad the passion for computers and technology was born early, starting with programming Lego Mindstorm at a young age. Free time is spent playing video games, playing piano or surfing.
Mauro has ever since he was a little kid liked technology, and has with time become pretty familiar with hardware and software of computers. He studied Navigation at sea however when it was time to go sail at open sea he realized that he didn’t want to disconnect from the world, instead he wanted to spend more time on technology and the world of cryptocurrencies which he discovered in late 2017. H
Hi my name is Michelle Otieno, I would describe myself as an energetic human being who is invested in making the world a better place. I reside in Cape Town South Africa and truly enjoy hikes on Table Mountain! My passion for crypto came from watching Ivan's streams and understanding what a decentralized currency could mean for the world we live in! I hope to use my new found knowledge to ensure a
My interest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency started in 2017 - when I began investing and researching. I've quickly realized the potential impact that blockchain technology will have in the world. I joined the customer service team after 3 years of running my E-commerce business and I'm currently studying towards my Cyber Security degree. It's fascinating how many solutions can be applied by using
Taha is one of our Mentors for new blockchain developers, he is mentoring the students to become successful in their careers. His passion for blockchain grew in 2016 when he came across Ethereum, he immediately started working on smart contracts and created tons of Proof of concepts. Taha has been a blockchain trainer with over a dozen of E-learning companies and got the privilege to help over 100
Customer Support Specialist
Arami works as our Customer Support Specialist since September 2018, and has during that time done plenty of miscellaneous tasks along the way. Currently he's studying computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Besides that he has an interest in history and programming, which he usually reads about during his spare time.
Carlos joined Ivan On Tech Academy in April 2020, he is our Community Forum Manager. He has a background in Computer Science and in Information Technology Management Support. He has started to learn about blockchain since 2016 in the mining field and blockchain technologies. Personal interests include backpack travel, tweak programs to automate tasks, ancient civilizations and gaming.
Diego is a crypto researcher with a background in finance and understanding of web development and product. Previously, Diego worked closely with the founders of blockchain fund Coefficient Ventures, and YCombinator startup, Prism Labs. He has been actively following crypto since 2017. Diego believes that open-source, engineering, and web3 give mind-blowing value to our world 🌍
Malik's goal in life was to create a positive impact to a billion people directly or indirectly by his work. He has been coding and creating applications since he was 16 years old and graduated as a electronics engineer. Through his early experimentation he found out that the blockchain technology can help him achieve his lofty goal. He works for the big 4 as a full stack developer and joined IOT
Aleš joined us as Forum Specialist in June 2020. He is an experienced developer and got introduced to Cryptocurrencies back in 2013. However, it wasn’t until the bull market of 2017 when he really saw the full potential of the industry and got involved in the space by learning about it in depth. He has a deep understanding of specifics about Bitcoin and Ethereum and is interested in Dapps, DeFi an
CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Adam works as our Customer Support Specialist. Since 2017 he has been managing projects in the Web Development space, but after following Ivan for three years, he decided to go full-time crypto. In his free time, he loves attending Toastmaster meetings as well as reading financial and business books. Besides that, he enjoys a good fantasy book and computer games.
Grant is one of our instructors and a longtime privacy advocate with over 5 years working in privacy-related blockchain issues. In his free time he likes to run, play chess and listen to podcasts. He's the only guy you know who rode a bicycle across the United States.
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We train our students to become top professionals for the job market by offering a broad variety of online courses, that have been composed by world leading industry experts. We want to connect the expertise and skills our instructors have to the people who need it, and so far we have educated 20,000 students.
Our vision is to become the number one go-to-place for blockchain and cryptocurrency education in the world. We are working towards that vision by having our students in focus, finding the best industry experts as instructors, having the best personal student help as well as by having a team that is dedicated to making our students successful.
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