Episode 317: Ivan Smirnov, CTO, Cofounder of Elude

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Ivan Smirnov, Co-Founder, and CTO of Elude. Prior to founding Elude, Ivan was a software engineer at Google, leading projects to improve their core “Search” feature along with Google Ads, Google Assistant, and Google Cloud.

Ivan is a builder, problem solver, and engineer passionate about creating code-based solutions to technological problems. While working at Google, Ivan spent his time sourcing through people’s problems on GitHub lending his invaluable expertise to strangers who need his help. In fact, sometimes he even admits to dreaming in code.

He strives to make life easier for people, be it a niche time-saving script or an exciting new product that millions will love, and believes that there are endless possibilities for improving this world. 

Ivan received a B.A. from UC Berkeley and Computer Science and received his MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Host: Mike Townsend

Guest: Ivan Smirnov

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