Davorin Stetner is an entrepreneur, investor and an adventurer. He is President & CEO at his KREATOR GROUP which consists of companies, brands, projects and investments. Among the others he is President of the Croatian Business Angels Network – CRANE and member of the Economic Council of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar – Kitarović.
Born on 10t h of November 1981. in Zagreb, Croatia. Stetner launched first company when he was 20. He is owner of various businesses in media & entertainment industry (Kreator TV, Kreator Film New York, Zimo digital), hospitality industry and others. Stetner is an active angel investor with wide portfolio of investments in startup companies around the world, mainly in Croatia and USA.
He made a world breakthrough with acquisition of Formula 1TM media rights for Croatia in 2011. when he alone negotiated and signed a contract with Bernie Ecclestone beating huge multinational companies. At 29 years old then, he thus became world’s youngest private F1TM rights holder. As he later said – Formula 1TM and the contacts and friendships he made there were his true breakthrough and lifetime value.
Stetner has huge premium sports and television production experience. He worked, and he is working with the biggest names in the industry like Formula 1TM, Volvo Ocean RaceTM, MotoGPTM, Eurosport and others. He leads multiple media projects for more than 15 years. He built a numerous media projects and TV stations from the scratch.
Motorsports is his big love. He founded Kreator Racing Team in 2012 to help young drivers to compete at the World stage. Kreator Racing made great results in Formula Renault, Karting and Motocross. Team holds more than 19 national and international Championships titles and is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Croatia.
President of Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar – Kitarović appointed him to her Economic Council in 2015.
From the 2015. he is the President of the Croatian Business Angels Network – CRANE. From 2018. Stetner is elected as a Board member at EBAN – European Business Angels Network – World`s largest business angel investors union where he also maintain president role of the CEE Committee. He is active in the National Car & Carting Federation of Croatia (member of FIA) first as a Board member in 2011. and from 2017. as a Deputy President.
Other big love are the travels and the expeditions. Stetner is an adventurer who has traveled through many countries of the world like Ivory Coast, Liberia, DR Congo, Panama, Bhutan… So far he has visited more than 80 countries. He has a Pilot License (PPL) and he is a skipper.