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Atanas Bakalov

Director, Digital Learning
  • Honorific
  • Department
  • Technology Interest Areas
    Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, Impact Pathways, Innovation, Transformation

Atanas Bakalov is a hands-on product manager and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in education. His tech career began as the head of an incubator at The Cambridge Institute of International Education, where he developed a deep passion for new venture building, iterative development, and disruptive innovation. This passion led him to Silicon Valley, where he held ground-floor roles in Customer Success and Business Development, and led a team through Steve Blank’s “Lean Launchpad” at UC Berkeley.

As the Co-founder/CEO of Knowdeon, Atanas refined his expertise in product management and digital content strategy, collaborating with top-tier business faculty to deliver interactive executive training online. His most recent roles include leading GTM for WeVideo in education and serving as Senior Product Manager at Mach49 and Magoosh. There, Atanas gained practical experience in roadmapping and feature prioritization for both early-stage and growth products, while developing skills in agile, customer research, and usability testing.

Atanas’s diverse background also includes several years as a filmmaker and educator. The intersection of these passions with his business acumen enriches the perspective he brings to Singularity’s digital strategy. Outside of work, he nurtures his creativity by engaging in video storytelling, photography, and playing guitar. Atanas holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.