Ilya Spitalnik

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Ilya Spitalnik
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Alma materKing's College London
Years active2000–present
Known forCEO of Powtoon

Ilya Spitalnik is a British entrepreneur who is best known as the founder of Powtoon, a cloud-based video creation platform.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Career[change | change source]

Ilya is a graduate of King's College London and holds degrees in B.Sc Mathematics & Management and M.Sc in Finance. He started his career as a banker in capital markets and progressed to a senior position with the digital transformation team at Deutsche Bank.[7] In 2000, he was part of the launch team for Deutsche Bank’s first online Foreign Exchange Trading System.[8] In 2001, he founded Greenwave Ventures, a private equity firm.[9] In 2011, Ilya co-founded Powtoon along with Israeli entrepreneur Daniel Zaturansky.[10][11] Powtoon was well received by its users, with more than 60 million Powtoons created to date.[12] Ilya spent his formative years in Germany, where he founded real estate investment company German Property Investors for international investors.[13][14]

Notably, Ilya has developed the proprietary Vision Selling sales-methodology and Rapid Validation business building methodology.[1][15]

Publications[change | change source]

  • The Power of Cartoon Marketing[16]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "How 1 Company Went From Zero to 22 Million Users With $0 in Venture Capital". 2 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Now Everyone Can Make Marketing Videos: PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. "20 Ridiculous Job Titles That Make Even the Most Boring Jobs Sound Thrilling". Fortune. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. "PowToon הישראלית מגייסת 600 אלף דולרים [גיוס]". GeekTime. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. "Ilya SPITALNIK - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. Poptamas, Vlad (28 November 2018). "YouTube and Powtoon Join Forces to Bring Video Ad Creation to the Masses". PICANTE Today - Hot News Today. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. "From Pink Floyd to PowToon: A Nomadic Entrepreneur's Tale". Silicon Allee News. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  8. "Building a business in 6 months: Case Study, PowToon - Ilya Spitalnik". Meetup (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  9. "DIY Animation Platform PowToon Grabs $600K For Its Video Creation Software". TechCrunch. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  10. Amidi, Amid (13 December 2016). "Watch What Happens When These Adults See Animation For The First Time". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  11. "The comeback of cartoons: Powtoon's animation pumps up presentations". Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  12. "Spotlight on Startups: Powtoon Is a Creative Alternative to PowerPoint". Sprout Social. 25 October 2012. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  13. Dugdale, Karen (4 June 2006). "Germany prepared for a kick-start". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  14. "The best property market in Europe". MoneyWeek. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  15. "How to use rapid validation". Mixergy. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  16. Spitalnik, Ilya (2013). The Power of Cartoon Marketing: How to Create an Awesome Animated Video Clip That Will Get You Noticed and Your Message Heard with Zero Prior Know-How! (Paperback ed.). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. p. 72. ISBN 9781490484372. Retrieved 19 December 2018.