Before joining Etherisc, Renat was Venture Partner at Runa Capital and CEO of Altoros. Most recently Renat led inception of insurance practice at Altoros together with its key customers Allianz, Allstate and Liberty Mutual, focusing on canonical use cases of blockchain, – fronting, reinsurance and insurance securitization (catastrophe bonds). Renat co-founded Altoros, a 250+ employee strong software and research laboratory in the area of distributed databases, Linux container orchestration & developer marketplaces. Renat began his career in 2001 as a software engineer at a regulated insurance intermediary in Tampa, Florida. Using Perl/CGI/LAMP, he built one of the first online distribution portals in the insurance industry. Real-time quoting, payment and policy issuance gave uninsured consumers in the US same-day access to a network of 30,000 doctors. In 2007 Renat co-authored Apatar, – GPL-licensed, 100% open source data integration tool, and co-founded Belarusian Java User Group. Renat studied Engineering at Belarusian National Technical University.