Ratmir Timashev is a US-based IT software entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He cofounded Veeam, a data center backup and recovery solution, in 2006 and sold it in 2020 to Insight Venture Partners for $5 billion. During his tenure as CEO from 2006 to 2016, Gartner named Veeam as a leader in three consecutive backup and data recovery Magic Quadrants. Ratmir’s company continued to succeed after he stepped down, emerging as the #1 market-share leader in EMEA and #4 worldwide.
Ratmir is now bringing his unique skills as a founder and technologist to the dynamic world of Kubernetes. He founded Kubernetes Innovation Labs with a vision to identify and propel the most innovative Kubernetes businesses to the forefront of their evolving fields.
He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Physics from the Ohio State University. CRN Magazine named him as one of the Top 25 Innovators of the Year and he won a Silver Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in Computer Services.
Ratmir is also the founder of the IT hardware company Object First, as well as the Timashev Family Foundation, which focuses on empowering the next generation of technologists through education and community programs, as well as endowment of the arts.
Insight Partners is a $30 billion tech-focused private equity fund that has invested in more than 400 companies and completed more than 200 M&A transactions for its portfolio companies. Insight's investment in Kubeshop is led by Michael Triplett, a managing director at Insight Partners.
Michael Triplett is a managing director and joined Insight in 1998. Mike focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than twenty companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software), Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), BeyondTrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), GFI's TeamViewer (acquired by Permira), Kabum! (purchased by founders), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software), SmartBear (acquired by Francisco Partners), ThreatTrack (acquired by J2 Global), and LOGICnow (acquired by SolarWinds). Recently Mike has invested in several companies in Europe and the United States.
Mike currently oversees Insight’s investments or serves on the board of directors at Kaseya, Veeam, Recorded Future, Thycotic, Tricentis, Cloudbolt, Coreview, Lakeside Software, Liveaction, Kasten, Firemon, Carbon Relay, Keyfactor, Prevalent, AnyDesk, and Resolve Systems. Prior to joining Insight, Mike was an investment professional at Summit Partners, where he focused on investments in infrastructure and enterprise application software companies. Previously in his career, Mike worked as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. and at Midland Data Systems.
Mike graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics.