Business ventures

01/1 - companies
Serg Bell - Founder and Acronis Research Officer

Acronis Global Cyber Summit | 2020

Founder, Acronis Research Officer

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 25 languages in over 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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Virtuozzo
Founder

Virtuozzo developed the first commercially available container technology - designed for Application Service Providers, now commonly known as the Cloud. The company has the largest market share in the VPS market among commercial virtualization vendors.

Executive Chairman & Chief Architect

Serg founded Parallels and developed a vision of a complete platform for cloud infrastructure, apps, and services, based on virtualization and automation systems — originally to enable legacy software vendors become Application Service Providers. Company implemented that vision and become a global leader in cloud service automation and cross-platform services. Being Initially a server automation and virtualization software, today’s Parallels is the market leader in containers virtualization, desktop virtualization for the Mac, and automation for cloud services providers.

Parallels website
Solomon Software South East Asia
General Manager

Distributed an accounting software package for small and medium-sized businesses in SEA. Managed the full development cycle of the main Solomon Software product line for the global market. He created high margins with an annual turnover of about $ 10M. The company was bought by Microsoft as a part of the global Solomon Software.

In 1997 Serg Bell met Bill Gates, who praised the Cassandra architecture.

Serg Bell and Bill Gates | 1997

Acumatica
Founder

Acumatica was founded in 2008, when it was separated from Parallels. It is a technology provider that develops cloud and browser-based enterprise resource planning software for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Co-founder

SIT StartGarden is a startup ecosystem where science & tech professionals collaborate on innovative business ideas. It links education, research and business in a close-knit self-sustainable cycle. The project participants move between the institute, R&D center, and tech park, working together on original solutions across domains.

SIT StartGarden website
01/2 - funds
$1B+
total under
management
$0.5-25M
investments in
deep-tech
150+
portfolio
companies
50+
Exits
20+
Unicorns
Top 3%
for multiple or IRR
Co-Chairman & Co-Founder

Founded in 2010, Runa Capital is a global venture capital firm investing at Seed, Series A and Series B stages in B2B SaaS, Deep Tech, Fintech, Edutech, Digital Health companies. $420+ million assets under management in 3 funds, $1-10 million investment per company, and 80+ portfolio companies. Portfolio includes such companies as:

  • Brainly — the largest social learning network for students in the world;
  • Schoolmint — admission and enrolment automation software for US schools;
  • Panopto — video software allowing universities use to record, webcast, and search inside video content
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Co-Founder

Terra.VC is an early-stage deeptech VC firm with focus on climate tech, life sciences, and next-gen computing. Portfolio includes such companies as:

  • ZeroAvia — the world leader in zero-emission, H2-powered aviation;
  • The Editing — company develops compact gene editing tools based on CRISPR/Cas effectors and cell natural proteins;
  • Osome - company provides AI-powered back-office services to enterprises in Singapore, the UK, and Hong Kong, utilizing its AI bots to carry out registration, accounting, and taxation.
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Senior Partner

An early-stage venture capital firm that invests across industries from pre-seed to seed, makes swift decisions, co-invests with leading VCs, and helps growing business.

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Executive Chairman

SIT Capital is an international venture capital firm built by science-based investors with a vast startup and technology transfer expertise. It supports early-stage digital startups around the world. Together with Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, SIT Capital drives transformative advances in science, research, and technology.

SIT Capital website
Together with Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, SIT Capital drives transformative advances in science.