Ivona recently finished her PhD on the topic of equity crowdfunding and initial coin offerings at Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She gained practical legal experience in law firms and multinational corporations such as AT&T and Philips. Besides her academic engagement, she co-founded an innovative legal incubator ehvLINC that connects startups, law students and law firms and provides an accessible legal and tax consultancy to startups in the field of intellectual property, business law and tax law. In 2019, Ivona together with Frank Rutgers co-founded Dutch LegalTech startup Suitless that aims to automate basic legal advice on various topics for innovative startups and starting entrepreneurs. She is also a member of International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), where she focuses on the regulation of crypto-assets.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Ivona is a cofounder of Suitless, a LegalTech startup that focuses on legal awareness of startups and starting entrepreneurs. Through carefully designed intelligent questionnaires, Suitless creates so-called modules on different legal topics such as intellectual property, data protection, and startup financing that generated fully automated basic legal advice for end users. Currently, Suitless cooperates with the Dutch government to develop an accessible online tool for raising awareness about intellectual property aimed at innovative startups and starting entrepreneurs.