Atanas Simeonov оn co-founding Resolute Software and the launch of Ocean Investments
Resolute Software will blow out three candles on the birthday cake this year. Today, we would like to take you back a few years, up to the moment of its inception. In April 2019, two ambitious IT veterans from Telerik now Progress – Hristo Georgiev and Veli Pehlivanov decided to take the next big step in their professional development by creating а different IT software consulting company. Resolute Software would take the best from the entrepreneurial world and apply the most modern startup management approaches. Their goal was to create an organization that solves serious problems in digital modernization for global clients while keeping a strong focus on people and company culture and building a great place for professional realization.
In their endeavor, they attract Atanas Simeonov, a well-known businessperson and entrepreneur with an excellent value system and ambition to positively impact the business environment by investing in the new generation of people-centric companies. Hristo and Veli recognized in Atanas the partner with whom they would like to achieve their idea and turn it into what Resolute Software is proud to be today.
While Hristo and Veli had a great idea and the vision to achieve it, Atanas was instrumental in balancing this ambition and providing a solid strategic direction in difficult moments. He supports the young entrepreneurs with capital and his 30 years of situational business experience. Thanks to Atanas and his team, we manage to grow by 100% year over year, attract the best talent in the IT industry and work with Fortune 100 clients.
Who is Atanas Simeonov and what is his entrepreneurial journey?
Atanas Simeonov has been in business for 30 years. He is a respected entrepreneur, investor, and ambassador for health and a sustainable lifestyle. As he shares, in the last 30 years, there are a few things he has not dealt with – from trade to imports, exports, services, mergers, startups, and business development.
The most valuable lessons he has learned and continuously shares with young entrepreneurs are:
- Start early
- Follow your dreams
- Don't stop until you succeed
- People make you successful, and everyone is your teacher
- Keep your business and personal life separate
"Success did not come easy or fast. Many ideas did not work, but they played the role of a cornerstone for the success of the next one."
What is the plan for the next 30 years in business? Meet Ocean Investments
Atanas Simeonov has a new focus for the next 30 years – aimed at becoming successful in digital products that create value and positively change the business environment. We call it Business 4.0.
"I'm an investor and mentor, having a better work-life balance today. I'm eager to keep learning and experimenting with new things I have not tried in business yet. But this time, as an investor partnering with people I trust: next-generation entrepreneurs, my sons, and friends, with whom we share common values, are united by common thoughts and common goals. TOGETHER we will take action and build!"
Thus, the idea of Ocean Investments was born – a parent company to Resolute Software, AMATAS, and S Group. The goal of Ocean Investments is to discover and support the next generation of technology innovators, the same way as it helped Resolute Software.
Over the next 10 years, Ocean Investments will help entrepreneurs with bold ideas to become global businesses and realize their strong ambitions quickly and sustainably. The three industries Ocean targets are cybersecurity, health technology, and real estate.
Why these 3 industries?
- Health tech
Ancient Greek physician Herophilus once said: “When health is absent…wealth becomes useless”. We strongly believe in this mantra and consider investing in health investment in the wider economy. However, we are different from other health investors because improving people’s health is а personal mission. We want to make Bulgarians healthier by investing in the proper healthcare projects to help reduce the mortality rate, which is among the highest in the world. We want to accomplish this goal within ten years from now. We seek to invest in health promotion and disease prevention, using science and technology to empower and educate people to lead healthier lives. If you share the same passion let’s talk!
We know security inside out. We have helped more than 3 million people feel safe and secure in the physical world. As the world evolves, so do our security needs, where cybersecurity plays a significant role. From VIP Security to AMATAS, we have a strong portfolio of offline and cyber-security companies who lead and disrupt the market. We invest in progressive cyber companies to shape the future of cybersecurity. Our mission is to give people digital peace of mind wherever they are. If you share the same passion, let’s cyber-protect together!
- Real estate
We have invested in Real Estate for 20+ years and have built domestic and office buildings. We believe the future of Real Estate is digital and green! We want to invest in projects that make people’s lives more sustainable and convenient by employing smart solutions. So, if you are re-imagining Real Estate, let’s future it together!
Together with AMATAS and S Group, we are happy to be part of Ocean Investments. Thanks to Atanas Simeonov and Ocean Investments, we have access to the best expertise, a vast network of contacts, professionals, and consultants in every critical business unit. Being part of a family means we have the security and peace of mind to do what we do best - build a business with a solid strategic partner behind us. If you want to be one of us, get in touch, and let’s future together.
Learn more about Ocean Investments here.