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Russian Venture Capital II Invests $10 Million in IVP XIII

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Posted by: Quintura @ 07:11 [29. 09. 10]

Russian Venture Capital II LP has recently made its first investment by putting $10 million in IVP XIII, a $750 million later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund managed by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). The fund will invest in high-growth technology and media companies. Russian Venture Capital II LP fund of funds, which was registered [...]

RBC Acquires 25% of iGlobe.ru (Braddy)

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Posted by: Quintura @ 02:03 [28. 09. 10]

RBC-TV Moscow has acquired 25 percent shares in iGlobe.ru online travel portal operator Braddy S.A., announced RBC. By partnering with RBC, iGlobe.ru shall significantly increase its share of the Russian online travel market. Launched in 2006, iGlobe.ru offers flight, hotel and car reservation services. iGlobe.ru, which has over 200,000 monthly visitors, is one of the [...]

Yandex Invests in Face.com Facial Recognition Startup

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Posted by: Quintura @ 05:40 [27. 09. 10]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex has invested several million in Israeli startup Face.com as a part of $4.3 million funding round led by Rhodium investment firm, according to TheMarker and Slon.ru. As a result of the deal that closed last month, Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh joined Face.com Board of Directors. Founded in 2007, Face.com [...]

Afisha – Rambler Sells Bolshoi Gorod (BG.ru) to Rain TV Channel Founder

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Posted by: Quintura @ 02:03 [22. 09. 10]

ProfMedia-owned united company of entertainment content publisher Afisha and Rambler online portal has sold city magazine Bolshoi Gorod (Big City) and related web-site BG.ru to Natalia Sindeeva, founder and CEO of television channel Rain (Дождь). According to newspaper Vedomosti, the deal is valued at $2 million. Launched in March 2002, lifestyle and general interest magazine [...]

Russian NGI to Acquire Major Stake in Linux vendor Mandriva

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Posted by: Quintura @ 08:26 [20. 09. 10]

Russian-backed firm NGI is acquiring a controlling stake in French software vendor Mandriva in exchange for EUR 2 million investment, reported newspaper Vedomosti. Mandriva develops Linux-based open-source operating system Mandriva Linux. In 2007, Mandriva raised EUR 3 million in a round led by European private equity firm Occam Capital. Mandriva sells Linux-based products and provides [...]

Digital Sky Technologies (DST) Changes Name to Mail.ru Group ahead of IPO

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:04 [17. 09. 10]

The leading Russian internet group Digital Sky Technologies (DST) has changed its name to Mail.ru Group, the company announced. Mail.ru Group could do IPO in London at valuation between $5 billion and 6 billion in October 2010, newspaper Vedomosti reported. Mail.ru Group owns Mail.ru online portal, Odnoklassniki.ru social network and ICQ instant messaging service. Mail.ru [...]

Direct Group Acquires Astrostar.ru From Finam and Founders

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Posted by: Quintura @ 08:18 [6. 09. 10]

Direct Group, investment vehicle of Pascal Clement of France, has acquired 100% interest in leading Russian online horoscope content provider Astrostar.ru from investment group Finam and the founders of the company. In April 2007, Finam made an investment for 30% stake in Astrostar.ru. Direct Group plans to combine Asrostar.ru with its esoterics service Kolizeo.ru. Founded [...]