Ilija is one of the four co-founders of Web Factory LLC, Macedonian software development company. The path of dedication, passion, and purpose to develop a unique, successful software development oriented company, brought the company 9 years of success. Since 2017, as part of company’s development investments, Ilija is mainly dedicated as a CEO of Pendulibrium, Web Factory’s spin-off company, primarily focused on research, development and applied Artificial Intelligence in the FinTech domain.
The Pendulibrium team is now being involved in the AI entrepreneurial industry. Along with its partner Akoni Hub from London, Ilija’s team is working on AI solutions for helping businesses to improve their wealth management, aiming to find an AI-based solution for any small and medium companies, in order to improve and develop their services, as well as gaining an improved competitive stance.
Ilija was expressing his competitiveness in the technology world even during his secondary school and at that time he was awarded at several competitions in informatics. In 2009, as part of the Macedonian team, he participated in the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics in Cyprus.
During his studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Skopje from 2006 to 2010 in the field of Computer Science, he puts a strong emphasis on subjects related to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to establishing Web Factory, during his studies at his early twenties, he got into mobile application development. Ilija became a partner and software engineer of one of the first start-up companies in Macedonia and innovated a run tracking mobile application based on GPS as one of the first iOS engineers. The application was available on all mobile platforms and in 2009 achieved more than 1M user downloads.