2 Nov 2019
On November 1-2, 2019 Minsk hosted Hi-Tech Nation, one of the largest Belarus-based biz-tech forums. A significant part of the forum was an interview of Denis Aleinikov made with a headline invitee Leonid Boguslavsky, world-known entrepreneur, scientist and investor, co-founder of RTP Global venture fund, who is among the TOP 100 Russian ultra-wealthy businessmen according to Forbes Russia.
Leonid’s list of portfolio investments includes five unicorns that were invested in early stages, these are EPAM Systems, Yandex, Delivery Hero, RingCentral, and Datadog. During the interview Leonid Boguslavsky revealed a number of exciting insights about early investment in Yandex, proceeding the successfull IPO of Berlin-based Delivery Hero with a startup value at $4.5 billion and IPO of New York-based Datadog with a $10 billion valuation.
The interview is available with English subtitles
In 2019, Hi-Tech Nation gathered more than 1,800 participants. On the first day, David Yan, Andrey Kurpatov, Arkady Zucker, Viiautas Vorobyovas, Viktor Prokopenya spoke to the audience. The speakers shared practical cases and personal thoughts about business growth opportunities, formation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and design thinking principles of its participants. The stages of the second day were dedicated to development of high-tech manufacturing companies and application of innovative solutions in the real economy, as well as innovation-based development of pharmaceuticals and medicine.
Aleinikov & Partners became the forum’s legal partner.