Venture and Community Builder. Inspired by the impossible.
Hi there, my name is Armando Matijevic, and I come from the most beautiful city in the world, Split, Croatia. I’m a tech entrepreneur who loves the sea, people, and good vibes.
Ever since I can remember, my goal has been to build a company that will impact people and communities at the highest level. SplitX is my way of getting there. A few times a year, I go back and forth between Split and San Francisco, getting the best of both worlds.
As I ambitiously work on my dream, I’m taking time every day to be present at the moment, enjoy our incredible lifestyle, and marvel at Dalmatia’s beauty. I believe in the synergy of work and nature, and over time I’ve created a system that allowed me to thrive within a global community I’ve fostered.
Besides tech, sports have been my thing since I was a kid. It started with basketball and then continued with a variety of activities. Eventually, settling down with ‘Picigin’ – a recreational sport played on shallow beaches of my hometown. Every day (when I’m at home) at noon, my group and I converge to Firule bay, a beautiful sandy beach, to come together and play this unique game with no winners and no losers.
I am a co-owner and amateur sailor at Palmina – a Melges24, one-design racing sailboat competing in the CroM24 cup. My love for the sea pushes me to find more ways to be closer to it. Sailing provides ultimate connection and freedom. Palmina was named after Split’s heroine, Palmina Piplovic.
Stoicism has played a vital role in my personal development last few years. Productivity, paired with a systematic and healthy approach to longevity, is something I deeply care about. More about all of that later on.
Some of my favorites
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Food: scampi alla buzara
Wine: red, always
Coffee: espresso – creamy, strong, not too acidic
Cooking: Everything. I love cooking. 😀
Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Places: San Gimignano (my fav place outside my home)