London / New York / Moscow: ru-Net, the early stage investment and venture capital firm founded by Leonid Boguslavsky has announced at NOAH 2018 that it is changing its name to RTP Global, to reflect the success of its USA based arm RTP.vc and company’s evolution to a globally focussed venture capital firm.
ru-Net pioneered tech investment in Russia in the early 2000s. It was the first to back Delivery Hero and Yandex, now the largest tech companies in Europe, as well as Ring Central and Datadog in USA between others. Today, RTP Global is a diversified technology investment firm with international presence. The firm has offices in Moscow and New York, and is exploring new footprint opportunities. RTP Global is distinguished by an agile team, with deep expertise along industry verticals, offering start-ups in its care not just investment, but also active support and the benefits of a broad entrepreneurial know-how.
Leonid Boguslavsky, the Founder of RTP Global, commented:
“Over the years, ru-Net was a pioneering investor. Many founder teams we supported have become leading companies in their field achieving excellent valuation multiples. Now just as then our firm operates on the principles of passion, entrepreneurial approach and technological edge. Our identity has gradually evolved: we have inevitably become more international. We are excited about what our new name and brand represent. Our investment process is designed to be flexible and focus on the Founders and their needs. As RTP Global, we are looking forward to continue helping and supporting the best new companies of today and of tomorrow.”
RTP Global invests mainly in the consumer internet space and software companies. Our portfolio currently consists of over 50 companies, mainly distributed across USA, India and the rest of Asia, Europe and Russia. We specialise in the following areas: AI, FoodTech, HealthTech, MediaTech (including Sport), Mobility, Transportation, PropTech, FinTech, and e-Commerce. As part of our investment selection process, we look for companies and ideas that demonstrate strong growth potential and whose principles resonate with our values. We offer Founders an individual and flexible approach firmly rooted in our entrepreneurial experience and technical expertise.
Unique offering to Founders
The RTP Global investment processes are specifically built around the Founders and their needs. The firm supports investees from early on, and looks to be their partner, offering all resources at the firm’s disposal to make the business a success. We are particularly focussed on streamlining and optimising critical customer and business operations.
We invest in ideas that resonate with our values and beliefs, and businesses that will make people’s lives better. We actively seek to be inspired by the people we work with and the businesses we support. Apart from investment, we bring to our portfolio companies a deep commercial expertise. We tailor our returns expectations to each investment and adopt a long term view.
Leonid Boguslavsky is the founder of RTP Global. Under his leadership, the fund’s most successful investments include Yandex, Delivery Hero, ivi, ozon, Tradeshift, Ring Central, SumUp, DataDog, Faasos, Practo and The Urban Sports Club among others.
Prior to his involvement in venture capital, in 1997-2001, Leonid was the Managing Partner of Management Consulting Services and IT Consulting at PwC Russia, later combined with dual role of the Head e-Business in Central and Eastern Europe. In the early 1990s, Leonid had established and successfully developed one of Russia’s largest IT solutions companies with preferred distribution agreements and partnerships including Oracle, Compaq, Sun, Cisco, and many others.
Leonid started his career as a scientific researcher in performance evaluation and modeling of computer systems and networks at the USSR Academy of Sciences where he obtained a PhD and Doctorate Degree in the field. Leonid holds a MS degree in Applied Mathematics.
He has a keen interest in triathlon, and in 2017 founded Super League Triathlon as a new format in the global sportainment market.