Leonid Boguslavsky, Founder


Leonid Boguslavsky is the founder of RTP Global. He was one of the pioneers of IT and internet tech investments. As an investor, he’s involved with some of the world’s most successful companies, including Delivery Hero, Ring Central, Datadog and many others.

The vast majority of Leonid’s wealth was created outside Russia. In the early 1990s, Leonid built one of Russia’s largest IT solutions integrators and, then, sold the company to PwC in 1996. Leonid stayed on as a Senior Partner responsible for Management Consulting Services.

He started his career as a scientist, specializing in the areas of performance evaluation, and the modeling of computer systems and networks. He was a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. He has a PhD and a Doctorate.

At the age of 62, Leonid became interested in long distance triathlons. He has qualified three times for the Ironman World Championship – in 2015, 2021 and 2022 – and in 2017, Leonid co-founded Super League Triathlon.

Key dates and facts

1951: Born in Moscow

1973: Graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

1973-1990: Conducted scientific research into mathematics for computer systems and networks, and received a Doctorate of Science in Engineering

1990: Founded LVS, an exclusive distributor of Oracle in Russia

1991: Moved to Canada. He was a visiting professor at the University of Toronto

1996: Became a Canadian citizen

1997: Sold LVS to PwC, becoming a Managing Partner responsible for its Management Consulting practice

2000: Co-founded investment firm ru-Net, using the proceeds from the sale of his company to PwC

2000: ru-Net Holdings Limited invested in Yandex, paying $5.27 million for a 35% stake

2011: Yandex floated 17.6% of its shares on NASDAQ for $1.3 billion. Leonid sold a portion of his shares during the IPO, using the funds to invest in other technology companies

2011: Established a US-based fund – RTP Ventures – and opened the New York office

2017: Co-founded Super League Triathlon

2018: ru-Net rebrands to RTP Global

2020: Set up RTP Global’s third fund of $650 million

2022: In response to the conflict in Ukraine, Leonid released this statement in March 2022 – “I call for peace”

Leonid has not been a resident of Russia since 2015. He lives in Italy with his wife and children.