Alexander Baranov

Associate

Alexander joined RTP Global in 2017. He focuses on investments in high-growth companies and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and assisting in portfolio management post-close. His career experience prior to RTP Global includes strategy and operations consulting at Evraz, IBM and PwC. Alex has also spent time at SBT Venture Capital, conducting in-depth research, performing valuation analysis, and sourcing potential investment opportunities.

Alex graduated with honours from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a MS in Applied Mathematics. He also earned a MA in Economics from the New Economic School. His passions outside of work include long-distance running and travel.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of the job you do?

Meeting amazing and ambitious people who look to change the way we live and think and helping them on their journey.

What’s the most challenging aspect of the job you do?

Being there for founders during the early days and seeing their long-term potential. Even if it’s far ahead. 

What sector do you think will see spectacular growth in the next ten years?

In recent years, transportation and mobility start-ups have dramatically changed our commuting and travelling habits. Huge change is still to come with even more sharing options, autonomous and electrical technologies and Transportation-as-a-Service models.

What market leading start-up do you most admire?

Amazon is a remarkable example of a large company that continues to work as a start-up, reinventing and strengthening itself year after year.

What qualities do you most admire in other people?

Persistence and consistency. People with vision who make their dreams come true.