Leo Radvinsky is an accomplished venture capital investor, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who holds a special interest in emerging social media platforms. Leo has spent the last two decades building successful companies in the fields of social communities, digital advertising, web hosting, and software development.
Since 2018, Leo has invested over $3M in pioneering the future of social media through open-source platform Pleroma.social that’s nestled within the Fediverse, federated social networks running on free, open software. Leo has been hands-on with the evolution of Pleroma and believes in the power of open source software to help individual content creators maintain ownership and control over their content while ensuring their privacy and data security.
Outside of the tech arena, Leo regularly contributes funds supporting the work of: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Digestive Diseases Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, The EB Research Partnership, and the West Suburban Humane Society.
A first-generation immigrant from Ukraine, technology was imprinted on Leo at an early age while gaming with BASIC on his grandfather's i386 PC. Leo went on to study economics at Northwestern University, where high marks led him to become class valedictorian. In his downtime, Leo is an avid reader, always ready for a chess match and is an aspiring helicopter pilot.