Co-Chairman & Co-Founder
Serguei co-founded Runa in 2010 and is a serial entrepreneur with more than a 24-year track record in investing, building, growing and leading high-tech companies in North America, Europe, and Asia. He co-founded and led many global enterprise software companies including cyber protection company Acronis (HQ in Switzerland and Singapore), virtualization provider Parallels (acquired by Corel), service automation platform Odin (acquired by Ingram Micro) and fast-growing cloud ERP provider Acumatica (acquired by EQT Partners).
After several years away from day-to-day operations at Acronis, Serguei became the CEO of Acronis in 2013. Outside of Runa and software, he is passionate about quantum physics; Serguei sat on the Governing Board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore from 2012-2017 and co-founded global venture firm, QWave Capital, to invest in new quantum technologies.
In 2018 he also founded Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) as an initiator and a primary investor. SIT is an international research-led university for selected areas in computer science, physics and technology transformation, located in Switzerland.
Serguei earned his B.S. in Physics (1992), M.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering (1995), Ph.D. in Computer Science (2007) and D.Sc. h.c. in Computer Science (2012) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has an h-index of 36 and filed 200+ patents (USPTO).