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Davorin Štetner

CRANE, President
Kreator group, CEO

Biography

Davorin is Business Angel, entrepreneur, world traveller and investor. He is President of Croatian Business Angels Network and Advisor of the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in her Economic Council.

From the begginning of his business life he was in private sector – at the age of 20 he starts his first project for design and promotion “KREATORstudio”. In 2005 he starts a regional newspaper, and in October 2007 takes over the regional free-to-air TV station TV PLUS. For three and a half years he was television director and editor-in-chief.

In the beginning of 2011, after he left TV Plus, he starts independent negotiations for acquiring Formula 1™ Championship media rights, which he does by signing a contract with Bernie Ecclestone and his Formula One World Championship Ltd. With this, he becomes the exclusive owner of the Formula 1™ media rights for Croatia for a three-year period, and, at 29, the youngest private owner of F1™ rights in the world. The three years in Formula 1 world contribute to the widening of his contacts through which he realizes cooperation and signs contracts with some of the biggest sports brands in the world, such as Eurosport, MotoGP, IMG World and the like.

He is the owner and director of the KREATOR group, within which multiple companies, projects and their investments in Croatia and USA operate (Kreator TV, Kreator Film New York, Kreator Racing, TV Bar, GP1.hr, Zimo Digital…). Recently – he invested in TV broadcast & production facilities for his Kreator TV sports channel which along with the Kreator Film in New York are two of his main targets.

To help young drivers in 2012. he founded Kreator Racing Team – a racing team which holds some of the Croatian motorsport records.They were Formula Renault Italia vice-champions, Croatian Karting Champions and recently – Motocross Champions in 2015.

For more than three years he was a member of the Croatian Audiovisual Council – highest Croatian authority for Film industry. In 2011 he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian Auto & Karting Federation (HAKS) – which is a member of the International Automobile Federation – FIA.

He joined Croatian Business Angels Network – CRANE in 2012, becoming a member of its Board of Directors in 2014, and being elected President in 2015.He made several Angel investments.

In 2015. Davorin was appointed in the Council for Economic Affairs founded by Croatian president Kolinda Grabar – Kitarović and serves there as one of the advisers of Croatian President.

Besides all this, Davorin is also an adventurer (he has travelled to more than 70 countries in the world on different expeditions), a pilot and a skipper.

Davorin Štetner
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