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.
Moralis Head Developer
Gerardo is an Information Engineer with more than 13 years of experience working with systems, infrastructures, and building software. He started with Crypto in 2015 and now is one of the Head Developers of Moralis.
Kresimir is IoT’s Support Specialist answering any questions our customers may have. When Kresimir was younger, he wasn't as deeply interested in technologies, but for the past two years, after realizing the possibilities of Blockchain he is fully immersed in it. Kresimir spends his free time in nature chasing dangerous and adrenaline-pumping physical pursuits.
On-Chain & Market Analyst
Chris Bailey is a futures and forex trader, programmer, and crypto investor from England and runs a technical analysis blog for the German DAX (thedaxtrader.co.uk). Chris combines his technical analysis and programming skills to produce various automated trading systems, studies, indicators, and algorithms to trade many financial markets including futures, forex, indices, commodities, and cryptos.
On-Chain & Market Analyst
Since buying his first Bitcoin in 2013, Ash has lived and worked in crypto; obsessively studying and building projects utilizing blockchain and Web3 technologies. Having the chance to be a part of shaping the future financial landscape is what gets Ash excited–there's never a boring day working full-time crypto and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Simon joined the marketing team as a copywriter in May 2020. He has a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing and has previously worked as a freelance musician, writer/editor, and head of content. A lover of all things futurism, science, and tech, once Simon dived down the crypto rabbit hole there was no turning back. He’s especially interested in the positive impacts of blockchain technology.
Forum Support Specialist
Makda was one of the Ivan On Tech Academy students, and after finishing the Academy, she joined our team in February 2021 as a Forum Support Specialist. She has a civil engineering background. In 2019 she changed profession and started learning software engineering by herself from online Academies and got involved in blockchain in 2020. She loves teaching new skills and educating others.
Mentor & Forum Specialist
Jon is from the UK and has a background in both education and finance. He graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies and also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Besides blockchain, crypto, and programming, Jon's other interests include learning languages, linguistics, reading, and traveling.
Ryan is a senior full-stack and product-focused engineer with 8 years of experience. Prior to entering crypto, he scaled global real-time ad-tech applications. Passionate about blockchain and building tools to enable developers to create killer applications. In his free time, he enjoys yoga as well as hiking and running.
Developer & Mentor
Kenneth is part of our team as one of our incredible Developers. He has been learning from the blockchain field since 2015. From the beginning of his journey, he is full-time in crypto. Kenneth joined Ivan On Tech Academy in May 2020. He is our frontend developer taking care of all UI and UX details, as well as helps our students with their questions in our Forum
Developer & Mentor
Jeremy is a Full Stack Blockchain Developer at Ivan On Tech Academy and Moralis. He is passionate about decentralized applications (dApps) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi). He has worn many hats over the years but has been happiest while writing clean code and rocking out to some music.
Erno is one of our amazing developers. He has a background in econometrics, design, and programming. Currently, he is working full-time in crypto. He is a real builder, using his skills to make magic happen. When Erno is not working he is traveling, drinking wine, or enjoying a music festival.
Head of Design
Tiberiu loves coming up with bold and "out of the box" solutions that make an impact! His passion for design stems from high school and along his journey he learned to value clarity and innovation above all else. Whilst desperately in love with technology, Tibi believes in the importance of having a balance between it and nature, therefore actively surrounded himself with doggies and chickens.
Ella is a freelance content creator with previous experience in marketing for medical diagnostic imaging, high-street retailers, and more recently co-founded Beginners Crypto Guide. After a deep dive into blockchain technology through the Ivan on Tech academy, Ella has developed a passion for educating others about how blockchain can help improve financial independence through various mediums.
Dragos is a Romanian graphic designer who lives in the UK. He's got a BA in Public Relations and yet he could not give up his love for drawing, which led him to his career in graphics. He always aspired to make his work play and so he doesn't work for a day.
Anna is a UX/UI designer and educator who joined the team in April 2021. She has a diverse background: many years as a design teacher, experience working with entrepreneurs and startups all over the world, and an MFA in Dynamic Media. She is a curious, life-long learner. When Ana is not designing, she loves to be outdoors, creates laser-cut jewelry, and attends UX & blockchain webinars.
Illustrations & Design
Alex is a practitioner of fine arts and a believer in the artistic pursuit, with 15+ years of experience as an illustrator. Whenever he isn't drawing, you can find him playing or attending Dungeons & Dragons games.
Chief Marketing Officer
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 wakesurf to Scuba diving. Thomas has a background as an Analyst for top European Asset Management banks and a Marketing Lead role for both startups and well-established businesses.
Jim is a Digital Marketing Transformer at Ivan on Tech Academy. He discovered blockchain & cryptocurrencies in the summer of 2017, and since then, he's pursuing a Ph.D. in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies. He is fond of understanding the psychology of humans, and that's one of the few reasons he loves Online Marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys beach volleyball, reading, or listening to podcasts.
He has a background in STEM research. He loves the environment, parkour, health, and technology. He’s addicted to learning more about crypto and helping it finds its place in the world. Every day he digs deep and studies the projects at the core of crypto while discovering new ones along the way.
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.
Dominik is a keen junior full-stack 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.
Developer & Forum Specialist
Daniele is an IOT developer and forum specialist. He joined the IOT team back in August 2020. He studied Computer Science and worked in many different areas such as management and finance until the 2017 bull market dragged him back into coding full time.
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.
Product Manager & Head of SEO
Rasmus Pihl is an SEO Strategist and Content Marketer for Ivan on Tech Academy by day and a dedicated follower of the blockchain industry by night. Rasmus holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law. Other interests range from music and books to space and wine. Always up for a match of tennis.
Lizette is our HR Manager. She has years of corporate HR experience, managing recruitment, training, development, talent management, and employer branding. She loves innovation and building an effective, collaborative, profitable, and fun workplace. She is active in the crypto space since 2017 and might also be recognized as Bitcoin Liz on Twitter and YouTube.
Gabba has been our incredible Developer since February 2020. He has been a software engineer for 4 years, and before that, he studied management and marketing, before realizing that his true passion was computer science. He started to learn about blockchain and started doing security challenges in 2018 as he spends most of his free time coding and learning more about blockchain.
Johan has a bachelor's in IT with a specialization in system development. Born and raised in Sweden and moved to Sydney, Australia, in 2018 to study. With a technology interested dad, the passion for computers and technology was born early, starting with programming Lego Mindstorm at a young age. He spends his free time trying to learn to surf at the amazing beaches in Australia.
Head of Support
Ever since Mauro was a little kid, he liked technology. With time he became pretty familiar with the 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 go, and instead, he wanted to spend more time in technology and the world of cryptocurrencies, which he discovered in late 2017.
Michelle is invested in making the world a better place. She lives in Cape Town South Africa and truly enjoys 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 newfound knowledge to ensure a better standard of living for women and children in my communities.
Social Media Manager
Mikolaj is the Social Media Manager for Moralis and IOT Academy. He ensures that we always stay connected with our community on all social media channels by producing engaging content daily. At the same time, he is one of our Student Counselors guiding our students through their learning inside the Academy.
Head of Forum
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 joined Ivan On Tech Research in July 2020. Prior to Ivan On Tech, he worked closely with the founders of crypto fund Coefficient Ventures, and YCombinator startup, Prism Labs. Diego has a background in finance, full-stack web, sales, and has been following crypto since 2017. He loves mountain biking, sci-fi, music, plants, open-source, and more.
Developer & Student Counselor
Malik's goal in life is to positively impact a billion people through his work. He has been creating applications since he was 16 years old and graduated as an electronics engineer. Through his early experimentation, he found out that blockchain technology can help him achieve his lofty goal. He worked for Deloitte as a full-stack developer and joined us in 2020.
Developer & Forum Specialist
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
Adam works as our Product Manager, and Affiliate Manager. Since 2017 he has been managing projects in the Web Development space, but after following Ivan's advice, he decided to go full-time crypto. In his free time, he enjoys attending Toastmaster meetings as well as reading financial and business books. Besides that, he enjoys a good fantasy books 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.
We are our students' biggest fans
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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