Vladimir Prelovac
Vladimir Prelovac vlad@kagi.com @vladquant


I am Vladimir Prelovac, dad and builder of things, born in Yugoslavia, currently living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA.

My youth was intertwined with the love for software, computer games, physics and astronomy. I started my journey in tech in 1983 with C-64 and Elite. Meeting David Braben to discuss terraforming Mars by driving a comet into it probably qualifies as the nerdiest thing I ever did.

I've been doing bootstrapped startups as a founder for the last 15 years. In my most recent corporate role I was grateful to be the VP of Product at GoDaddy (2016 - 2018).

I find great joy in working on ambitious, borderline crazy product ideas that keep me on the edge, and I am very fortunate to be working on one such right now. In 2018 I founded Kagi to create a novel search engine and web browser. I am dedicating this work to my three children, trying to make the web more humane and friendlier for them.

Current work

We launched the public beta in June 2022. Here is an interview about the origin story. Check the live stats here and what people say about it here.

Hobby projects



I spent over 20 years of my life in Serbia and in 2013 I built a non-profit organization to help support primary education and inspire entrepreneurship in kids. This came as a result of a principle I proposed that that good companies should allocate 10% of profits to help improve society and their local communities.

Today, Zivojin Misic is the benefactor of the most prestigious annual award for teachers in Serbia.