Boris Eliasson originally hails from Moscow, where he studied computer engineering and discovered his passion for cutting-edge Internet technology. He holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and has been living in Germany since 1998. In 2006 he joined an innovation division of the Deutsche Telekom Group in Berlin and built new ventures across Central and Eastern Europe in roles ranging from business development, sales, and marketing director. He also served as head of international business at Strato AG, a major web-hosting provider. In 2012 he co-founded www.tallanto.com, a CRM software startup targeting training centres.