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CRN Exclusive: Veeam's Ratmir Timashev On Post-Veeam Plans And How To Succeed In Tech

Ratmir Timashev, who along with longtime friend and fellow entrepreneur Andrei Baronov co-founded Veeam, told CRN about the planned transition time for the two after Veeam is acquired by Insight Partners, and gave tips to future tech entrepreneurs.

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You said that you guys were roommates. Was that back in college?

Yeah, back in college in Moscow. Then, when I was at Ohio State University as a grad student, Andrei came over to Columbus, and that's when we started our first company in back in '95, '96.

So the two of you were in the U.S. when you started your first company.

Yes. We started business in the U.S.A. I came as a grad student in '92. Andrei stayed in Russia to finish his PhD, and then in '95, I asked him, I said, 'Come over, we will start to do some things around internet and Windows NT. So he came over in '95, '96, and that's how our first company Aelita Software started. So basically, we knew each other since 1985, but in business together we started in 1995 in Ohio.

 
 
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