We had the good fortune of connecting with Ivan Fatovic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ivan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I noticed a general trend of people delaying having kids and getting married until later in life. Many of those people face the ticking of the biological clock and need to make a decision sooner rather than later. They were exploring alternate family formation options like using a sperm donor, surrogate, or seeing if they can find a friend who shares their vision and value system for raising a family. I also noticed the younger generation that identifies in so many different ways and were exploring alternate ways to start a family, hence Modamily was born.
What should our readers know about your business?
Modamily connects people who are ready to have kids and start a family. Think of us like Bumble, except where everyone is looking to start a family or help you start a family. We connect and educate people on all the different ways you can start a family, whether you’re looking for a romantic partner who’s ready for family, a platonic friend who is on the same page as you and compliments your lifestyle where you can raise a child together, or a known donor or surrogate if you want to become a single parent by choice.
It hasn’t been an easy road, as what I created is a fairly new concept that goes against the traditional grain. I knew deep down that there has been a seismic shift in family and that over time what people think is weird now, will become normal in the future. I’m excited to keep building a community of like-minded people who want to form a family on their terms.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Hancock Park and for the most part stay local. I goto Larchmont almost every morning to grab a coffee at Go Get’em Tiger. Before pandemic it used to be packed every morning with people from the neighborhood. I love to eat at local favorites like Erewhon, Mozza, Petit Trois, Ludobob, and Gigi’s on Sycamore. We’d go for hike up Runyon and I’d definitely take them to Malibu for some beach time. We’d hit some spots in DTLA and some of the great art museums like LACMA, MOCA, and The Broad. I play a lot of tennis so if they’re game we’d hit a little at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. I always like to give new visitors to the city a tour where we drive down the Sunset Strip, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. I think of the places I wanted to see when I first moved here and try to relay my enthusiasm for LA. It’s exciting that the city is opening up again and if there was anything positive that came from the pandemic it’s more outdoor dining in Los Angeles!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to thank my family for their undying love and support over the years.
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