Advisors

Andreas Gauger

Andreas Gauger

Serial entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Schlund + Partner AG (Hosting) — acquired by 1&1 in 1998. CEO of 1&1 — the largest webhosting company worldwide — from 2000 to 2008. Cofounder of ACAN Invest AG. Consultant to United Internet and many other companies

Achim Weiss

Achim Weiss

Entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Schlund + Partner AG and subsequently CTO of 1&1. Cofounder of ACAN Invest AG. Consultant to United Internet and many other companies

Igor Borovikov

Igor Borovikov

Entrepreneur and investor. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Softline — the largest software reseller in Russia & CIS. CEO of Softline from 1993 to 2008. MS, PhD Computer Science, Moscow State University

Oleg Tscheltzoff

Oleg Tscheltzoff

Oleg Tscheltzoff is one of the top serial internet entrepreneurs but also a successful angel investor with over 30 investments, board member, serious innovator, provocateur, disruptor, and connector. As an entrepreneur, Oleg has leveraged a global vision and knowledge of international business, management and marketing to develop successful online businesses. In 2004 Oleg co-founded Fotolia.com, the first global online social marketplace for creative digital stock images. As president, he led the company to the world’s largest microstock photography site. Prior to Fotolia, Oleg co-founded Amen, the leading Internet hosting company in France, which was sold in 2004 to Vianetworks (NASDAC Symbol VNWIE).

Alexander Katalov

Alexander Katalov

Entrepreneur and investor of Begun.ru, Softkey.ru, Alawar and ElcomSoft, President of ElcomSoft, co-founder and chairman of ISDEF (non-profit international Independent Software Developers Forum association).

Igor Daniloff

Igor Daniloff

Well-known Russian software developer and researcher, author of 'Dr.Web' antivirus software (the most popular antivirus in Russia). CTO and founder of Dr.Web company. Graduated from Leningrad University of Aerospace Instrumentation. Worked as engineer in Soviet aviation defense industry. Develops antivirus software since 1990

Masha Drokova

Masha Drokova is goal-driven Communication/Public Relations executive and entrepreneur with outstanding qualifications in all areas of corporate and government communications. She is currently working at Acronis in the role of Vice President of Communications. As global lead for all corporate communications for Acronis, Masha manages a global team of public relations professionals and a network of agencies. As PR Director for Runa Capital, Masha Drokova was focused on increasing visibility for and communicating the strategic vision of Runa and its portfolio companies. Masha also serves as PR Advisor for Russian Quantum Center, a new cutting-edge scientific research center which conducts projects leading to a fundamentally new class of technologies in the future. Together with friends, Masha has also founded Legend Media Agency in Moscow, specializing in social media as well as Internet marketing and achieved for an impressive list of Russian and international clients. Prior to joining Runa Masha worked as a producer, host, and correspondent for the television channel “Russia.RU” and as a community organizer for the Federal Agency of Youth Affairs. She also interned with the Vice-Premier’s staff at the government of the Russian Federation and with the Administration of the President as part of the president’s staff. Masha, who holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Moscow State University, has obtained notable recognition over the years, including being the subject of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, receiving the Medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland,” first class, by the Russian president in 2008 and clinching a win in the 2006 All-Russian Olympiads for social science

Max Tsypliaev

Max Tsypliaev

Mr. Tsypliaev has over fifteen years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and business executive of software companies with a proven track record in building successful global organizations. As a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acronis, he grew it to a multimillion dollar global company to become a market leader in backup/disaster recovery and storage management solutions.