Luka Justinić (production, sales, and technical support), Mihovil Baraččić (business angel and finance expert) and Saša Cvrtojević (business angel and expert in sales channels, promotion and distribution of products) make LikeRi Ltd. project team.
Luka Justinić, (Director and project manager) is a young entrepreneur with a family experience in production and sales of traditional liqueurs. Luka received many awards for his ideas such as "Buy Croatian" award from the trade of local products or Istrian Histria from the international trade held in Craotia, where the product Zlatna/Golden got recognition for originality in drinks category. However, the greatest recognition came after only three months of work, when the only product we had at the time – Lemonica was elected for participation in World gastro premiere of Eco products for year 2012 in London. During 2014 Luka applied for financial support of the EU program for his project “LikeRi island of Krk”, and among thousands of projects his project was approved. It is almost incredible that his project was only the fifth ever approved in Croatia and the first in food and drinks category. Soon after, he moved to London for a five-month professional training with the aim of branding Croatian quality.
During his stay in London he participated in the work of the company Blanco Gomez & Wine Merchants, where he gained the knowledge to create products, place them in market and to develop sales channels and promotions. In addition, he tested the market of innovative flavor liqueurs in the UK.
Mihovil Barančić - co-founder and mentor in the Zagreb incubator of entrepreneurship, a member of the Crane, the authorized supervisor/evaluator of the international accelerator programs Seedcamp London, AngelList and Founders Institute in San Francisco, and national competitions Business Plan Contest, Web Industry, Vidi e-Innovation. Mihovil has 20 years of work experience in financial institutions in managerial positions. On this project, he is responsible for fundraising, business planning and financial monitoring. In addition, with his numerous contacts he helps the sales process.
Sasa Cvetojević - renowned business angel with the highest number of investments in Croatia and one of the major experts in the Republic of Croatia in the field of development of business models, building sales and distribution channels, co-founder and mentor in the Zagreb incubator of entrepreneurship, a member of the Crane, the authorized supervisor/evaluator of the various international accelerator programs Seedcamp London, AngelList and Founders Institute in San Francisco, and national competitions Business Plan Contest, Web Industry, Vidi e-innovation.
Mihovil Barančić and Sasa Cvetojević who are involved in the project as a permanent part of the team provide mentoring support to the project.
When Sasa Cvetojević entered in the ownership structure, we got a strong contribution to our team because Sasa has extensive experience in sales and a wide network of business contacts in Croatia and abroad, which will greatly facilitate and accelerate growth and development of the company. In other words, the company has provided "smart money" and now in its ownership structure has two of the most active Croatian business angels with extensive business experience.