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Dmitry Buterin

Dmitry Buterin

Dmitry Buterin is a Russian Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, and Founder of three multi-million dollar businesses, including the non-profit focused software-as-a-service. He is based in Canada and is known around the world as the father of Vitalik Buterin, one of the co-founders of Ethereum. [1]


Early Life

Buterin was born and raised in the Soviet Union, and grew up in Grozny, a city in the Chechen Republic. At the age of 17, he moved to Moscow where he studied Computer science.


Photo of Dmitry Buterin wearing a Chinese artifact.

Photo of Dmitry Buterin wearing a Chinese artifact.

After moving to Moscow still in his teenage years, he studied Computer science at (MIET) Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering. He later studied Business administration at AUM. [1]


He started his career in 1994 where he worked briefly at DialogBank as a software engineer, then at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting as a computer systems consultant (ERP/Financial systems).

He co-founded his first business in 1997 called Columbus Russia, a financial software reseller and consultancy. He was the CTO and later a board member until 2005. This era was the commencement of Buterin's beginnings as a serial tech entrepreneur.

He also founded a company called Powerinside in the late 1990s.

He also founded Bonasource, a Strategy, Product Management, Customer Service oversight tech company.

[1] He is also the founder of Wild Apricot, another version of Bonasource focusing on non-profits (associations, charities etc.) to manage their website, members database, event, registrations and so on.

Dmitry Buterin with his son, Vitalik Buterin.

Dmitry Buterin with his son, Vitalik Buterin.

At the end of 1999, he moved from Russia to the country of Canada, and has lived in the city of Toronto ever since. Besides growing the companies he founded into multi-million dollar ventures, he continued to run Wild Apricot in Canada, and also took up other projects related to virtual and digital currencies. [1]

From 2006-2017 Buterin ran Wild Apricot, a SaaS serving over 20,000 small non-profits.

Wild Apricot was then acquired in September of 2017.

After selling Wild Apricot, he left the business tech sector, and became involved with L4 Ventures: L 4. io.

In 2016, he founded Blockgeeks as a way to help educate people about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency technologies. [1]

Personal Life

Buterin is the proud father Vitalik Buterin and two young daughters.

Buterin is a practitioner of Meditation.

He enjoys helping tech entrepreneurs scale their Blockchain projects.

He is a passionate mentor for a number of companies and entrepreneurs in business leadership.

He believes that building a great business means it should also attract great people who will not stand for politics and other distractions.

He also believes that culture is key to a long-term process.

He is an advisor and founder of Blockgeeks, and his friend and business partner, Ameer Rosic, runs it.

He has written a book called, Reinventing Organizations.

Angel investor And Advisor

Nuco (Enterprise blockchain platform)

Augment Partners (known for their prediction market Augur)

Highline Beta (startup co-creation company)

4Scotty (new kind of tech recruitment company)





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