Atanas Bakalov

Mach149 Senior Product Manager

Atanas is a talented intrapreneur, entrepreneur, product manager, and cross-functional business athlete, whose product strategy operates at the intersection of experience and creative problem-solving. Using his expertise in market and customer research, Atanas works with the Mach149 team to bring disruptive products from concept to market.

His interest in startups was sparked at the Cambridge Network, where he fine-tuned his business development acumen before taking over an Incubator team with a focus on strategic global expansion. After finding his way to Silicon Valley, Atanas led a team through Steve Blank's "Lean Launchpad" and dove full-time into entrepreneurship. He then founded his own startup, Knowdeon, and secured partnerships with premier faculty at top business schools to deliver interactive online courses. Atanas credits building a revenue-generating company through continuous iteration with helping him hone his product and customer development instincts. Prior to joining Mach49, he served as Senior Product Manager at Magoosh, owning the product roadmap for 3 high-growth products.

Atanas holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He fuels his creativity on weekends through photography, videography, and guitar.

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