Iliya started working as a freelancer software developer at the age of 15. In the next few years he found 2 companies, sold one of them and closed the other one. Later on in life he joined a software company where he was a head of department. This is how he met Maria – a very talented quality assurance engineer. A few years later they’ve decided that it’s time to start their own company and so they did. They had to quit their jobs to dedicate to their new challenge. Since being a self employed entrepreneur can be risky they needed complete control of their finances. Strangely enough they didn’t find a product to suit their needs so they’ve decided to hire Pavel to work on a side project while they run their main business. That side project was MoneyWiz and it was initially intended to serve Iliya & Maria’s personal & small business finance needs. It turned out so good that they’ve decided to give it a try and release it in the AppStore. That was in 2011. Now, MoneyWiz is one of the most popular finance apps in the world, Iliya & Maria still run the company and they’ve managed to surround themselves with the wonderful people part of the MoneyWiz team. Iliya & Maria both relocated in beautiful San Francisco, CA in 2014.
Passion for Excellence