AE Ventures is an investment company, focusing on funding early-stage projects, as well as driving collaboration and growth of the entire blockchain ecosystem.
Our mission is to support projects that make blockchain technology and SaaS globally scalable and usable.


A passionate believer in the unlimited possibilities of blockchain technologies, Nikola Stojanow founded AE Ventures with the vision to support the development and future of the blockchain ecosystem globally.

Nikola Stojanow


Luka is an entrepreneur who likes to build new & unexplored things. After a long stretch of startups, he went for a corporate career working for a major telecom in various roles from product and innovation to investment manager. In the blockchain space since 2012 out of pure curiosity and luck. He is helping AE Ventures to accelerate and build the next gen of Blockchain startups.

Luka Sucic

Head of Starfleet

Blockchain and crypto are Valentin's passion since the early years of Bitcoin when only some crazy people believed in it. He is a long time apps architect and software developer. Valentin is inspired by the vision of blockchain society and is interested in finding use cases to apply this novel technology towards this vision.

Valentin Alexiev

Tech and Blockchain Analyst

Luka is an entrepreneur keen on technology, and recognized from USA State Department as a young innovation leader. Experienced in building teams, products and scaling businesses. He listed his last company on Australian Stock Exchange and served as CTO of the public company. Currently, he is helping AE Ventures to find new use cases through startup acceleration and partnership forging.

Luka Ciganec

Business Development

Djordje joined the AE Ventures because he believes it is an awesome idea that has unlimited growth potential. With a BS in Economics and MS in Finance, currently he works in business development, supporting the acceleration of startup projects, establishing and maintaining partnerships as well as promoting AE Ventures at conferences and events worldwide.

Djordje Filipovic

Business Development Associate

Steffy is bringing over 8 years of marketing and management experience to our team after working for major international retailers and FMCG companies. Joining the blockchain community, she is excited about the possibilities of the decentralized world and the opportunity to apply her experience and know-how into promoting the blockchain technologies.

Steffy Stojanow

Head of Marketing & Operations

Elisaveta is interested in entrepreneurship and everything related to it since her teenage years. She has started (and still running) a couple of companies, developed a few products and brands, and now she is also working for the global image of the AE Ventures team. Two of her greatest passions are marketing & crypto.

Elisaveta Georgieva

Marketing & Communication

Jivko is an earth dweller with an experience of over 18 years in the field of visual communication - graphic concepts, corporate identity and logo design, print and web design, UI/UX, social media campaigns.

Jivko Gradinarov

Master Graphic Designer

Tim has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2017 and has a variety of experience in the market from being involved as a business developer in several projects to building a research department for an exchange platform.

Tihomir Petrov

Business Development

Gökhan is a blockchain and marketing enthusiast, who loves to learn about limitless possibilities on both. He has both corporate and (failed) startup experiences. As a full-stack marketing guy, he was working closely with lots of startups in the last few years, providing mentorship on topics such as marketing, web site design, UX and lead generation.

Gökhan Menge

Marketing Consultant

Ana is in charge of keeping in check all of our Starfleet timelines and roadmaps and making sure the reporting and communication is regular and constant. She has a degree in electronics engineering, she has been working as a researcher for a naval institute before she decided to try something completely different. She has been interested in blockchain for the past few years.

Ana Milic Strkalj

Project Manager Starfleet

Yoana brings 7 years of experience in the civil society sector, in grants making and organizational development. She would like to use her talents to help contribute to a sustainable ecosystem of Blockchain supporters and innovators and their transformative projects.

Yoana Decheva

Project manager Aeternity Foundation Bulgaria