The Co-founder of Sparrow Advisers on Ad-Tech's Foibles—and Its Future

Ana Milicevic talks about her big-picture approach, her company's genesis and, of course, Jeff Goldblum

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Ana Milicevic will tell you that ad tech runs in her blood. Born in Serbia to a television-director mother and an engineer father, she found early on that she felt most at home at the middle ground of both the glamorous world of media and the hard-wired world of technology. That passion led her to start a software company in her dorm room, snatch a position at the UN and take roles at a handful of global leaders in the ad-tech space.

“I get a little antsy when I’m in one place for too long,” she confessed, adding that those moves have ultimately made her a better marketer.



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