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founding team

Atanas Bakalov

Atanas brings 10+ years of experience in education, most recently as Head of Customer Success at WeVideo. Prior to that, he led strategic global initiatives at the Cambridge Institute of International Education, a Sino-American startup with a presence on the Inc. 500 list. Atanas is passionate about teaching and digital media production, with 3+ years of hands-on training in film and entertainment. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Boston University, MA in Applied Linguistics from UMass Boston, and MBA from UC Berkeley Haas.

Atanas Bakalov

Co-Founder & CEO

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Prior to co-founding Knowdeon, Patrick spent 6+ years in client-facing roles at investment banks in Russia and the US, covering the largest asset managers in the world across a variety of products, primarily in fixed income. He is passionate about education and volunteers several hours per week tutoring math at the Tenderloin After School Program in downtown San Francisco. Patrick holds a BA in Russian and German from Middlebury College and is currently finishing his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  

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