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Archives for May 2012

Foresignt Ventures and Bright Capital Invest $750,000 in DealAngel

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Posted by: admin @ 13:26 [30. 05. 12]

The hotel deals’ search engine company DealAngel has raised $750,000 from Foresight Ventures and Bright Capital, both from Moscow, Russia. The investment will bring the total funding of DealAngel to $1.3 million. Launched in April 2012, DealAngel claims to be the first hotel deal web-site that uses smart analytics to find the real deals fast. [...]

Runa Capital To Invest $5 Million In Dnevnik.ru

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Posted by: admin @ 17:23 [29. 05. 12]

The Russian online school service Dnevnik.ru has raised $5 million from the Russian early-stage venture capital firm Runa Capital. The investment was revealed at the DLD Moscow event on May 29. Dnevnik.ru (Дневник.ру) has signed up more than 19,300 schools and 2.4 million school children in Russia. Dnevnik.ru was launched in St. Petersburg in September [...]

ru-Net and Fast Lane Invest In Eventmag, To Be “Eventbrite of Russia”

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Posted by: admin @ 00:24 [22. 05. 12]

Yet another copycat project has come out of the internet incubator Fast Lane Ventures in Moscow. This time it’s a clone of Eventbrite called Eventmag. Funded by ru-Net and Fast Lane, Eventmag aims to help the Russian event organizers to sell tickets online. The two investors agreed to put several million dollars into the venture. ru-Net [...]

Lenta Founders Invest $70 Million In Ulmart

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Posted by: admin @ 02:55 [21. 05. 12]

The Russian consumer electronics and computer online retailer Ulmart, which was not included in top 30 Russian internet companies, has raised $70 million from the founders of Lenta supermarket chain, reported newspaper Vedomosti. That investment could increase by another $30 million to $50 million in 2012, depending on financial performance. Ulmart generated revenues of 14 billion Roubles [...]

1 Billion Downloads’ Angry Birds + Lotus F1 = Official Angry Partner

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Posted by: admin @ 13:17 [18. 05. 12]

Following a partnership with Lotus F1 Team driver Kimi Räikkönen, the Angry Birds game maker Rovio of Finland has partnered with the Lotus F1 Team itself, the team has announced on its web-site. Angry Birds is to become Lotus F1 Team’s Official Angry Partner. It will be represented by the Angry Birds‘ branding on the [...]

Mangrove Capital, ABRT and AddVenture Invest $5 Million In HomeMe

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Posted by: admin @ 01:27 [16. 05. 12]

HomeMe, a Russian online shopping mall for home and living, has raised $5 million from Mangrove Capital, ABRT and AddVenture. Mangrove partner David Waroquier, who is on the Board of HomeMe, has confirmed the investment. The venture capital funds, which are led by Mangrove, have obtained a 40% stake in HomeMe. HomeMe.ru was launched in [...]

Mangrove Foundation Goes Global With Lotus F1

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Posted by: admin @ 09:39 [12. 05. 12]

It’s unusual when a venture capital firm supports charity projects. Mangrove Foundation, an initiative of Mangrove Capital Partners, supports two causes: environment and women empowerment. To go global, Mangrove Foundation has partnered with Lotus F1 Team for 2012 Formula 1 World Championship season. For the beginning, the logo of Mangrove Foundation features on the nose [...]

Internet Incubators Cash In: Fast Lane from VTB, Rocket from Access

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Posted by: admin @ 01:17 [10. 05. 12]

The internet business incubators are the new black. In April 2012, Russia’s VTB Capital and German Otto Group-backed eVenture Capital invested $25 million in Moscow-based internet business incubator Fast Lane Ventures. VTB Capital led the Series C round in Fast Lane with $18 million investment. Berlin-based internet business incubator Rocket Internet is getting some $200 [...]

Yuri Milner Named to Forbes Midas List 2012

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Posted by: admin @ 07:23 [3. 05. 12]

Yuri Milner has become the first Russian to be named to the Forbes Midas List for the second year in a row. Forbes named Yuri Milner #29 at the Midas List of 2012′s top 100 tech investors. Yuri Milner‘s firm DST Global has invested in social media companies Facebook, Zynga, Twitter and Groupon as well as in [...]

Avito.ru Raised $75 Million from Baring Vostok, Accel, Kinnevik and Northzone

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Posted by: admin @ 05:44 [2. 05. 12]

The largest Russian free online classifieds site Avito.ru has raised $75 million from Baring Vostok and Accel Partners. The previous investors Investment AB Kinnevik and Northzone Partners also participated in the round. The investmenet banking firm GP Bullhound advised Avito.ru. The new investment will be used for marketing purposes. Launched in 2007, Avito.ru raised $26 [...]