Founder and Senior Partner at Runa Capital, Mr. Serguei Beloussov, Ph.D., is a self-made entrepreneur with a 20-year track record in investing, building, growing and leading global high tech companies. Noted as an innovator and thought leader in virtualization, datacenter automation and cloud computing, Serguei is a frequent speaker at industry events and is actively involved in development of science and education, both in Russia and internationally.
Serguei's current activities include:
Senior Partner at Runa Capital, a $135M VC investing into technological startups in fast growing segments of cloud computing, internet, mobile apps, and virtualization.
Venture Partner in Almaz Capital (www.almazcapital.com) a $100M VC focused on growth stage, Russia and CIS related companies.
Personal inverstor in GFI, AutomatedQA, ASPlinux, Falcon, Westcom and others.
Founder and Partner of Quantum Wave Fund (www.qwcap.com), a $30M venture capital firm focused on companies that are applying quantum materials and technologies to solve real-world problems.
Founder, Chief Architect and Chairman in Parallels (www.parallels.com). With over 1k employees and $150M+ revenue, the company is the market leader in Containers Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization for Mac and Automation for Cloud Service Providers.
Founder of Acronis (www.acronis.com), specialising in physical and virtual data management and disaster recovery software, the company employs 850+ people and generates over $150M revenue. Beloussov was President and Chairman, then Executive-Chariman until 2009, when his business partner Ilya Zubarev took over as Executive-Chairman.
Founder and Chairman of the Board in Acumatica (www.acumatica.com), an innovative and fast-growing developer of cloud-based ERP software, after a recent investment from KKR the company is well on its way to become the main platform for 300K SMBs in the Nordic countries.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees in the Russian Quantum Center (www.rqc.ru)
Member of the Governing Board in the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore (www.quantumlah.org)
In the past Mr. Beloussov was CEO, founder and co-owner of Solomon Software, an exclusive franchising distributor of US mid-market ERP vendor, the company was aquired by Microsoft. He was the first CEO, founder and co-owner of Rolsen (www.rolsen.ru), the largest consumer electronics manufacturer in Russia with a $500M/year turnover.
Serguei received a B.S. With honours in Physics in 1992, an M.S. With honours in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 1995 and a Ph.D. In Computer Science in 2007, all from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
In rare moments of rest Beloussov enjoys wild nature travel and sampling Red Bordeaux wines.