Tomislav Bagatin was born in 1979 in Split. After having graduated from the Classical Grammar School in Split, he earned degrees in Economics and Management at the University of Split and degrees in History and Philosophy at the University of Zagreb. In 2008 he won a scholarship from the College of Europe and earned a degree in EU affairs. The idea for the project now known as Transformation.hr came to him while he was working in Brussels. In 2015 he published a book of the same name and thus introduced his project to the general public.