Ivan Vlasov was born in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Two years after graduating from a University in his home town, he moved to Saint-Petersburg, Russia to work as a software engineer, and that's where he met his future wife. In the spring of 2010, Ivan and his family, that now also included his 4-month-old son, relocated to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where Ivan worked on a temporary basis. However, already in early 2012, being lured by a big company, Ivan moved again, this time to Montreal. This multicultural city became the place of birth of his second son, and that's where Ivan and his family reside at the moment.