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Yuri Milner Named To Forbes Midas List 2013

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Posted by: admin @ 10:17 [14. 05. 13]

Yuri Milner has become the first Russian to be named to the Forbes Midas List for the third year in a row. Forbes named Yuri Milner #35 at the Midas List 2013. Yuri Milner‘s firm DST Global has invested in social media companies Facebook, Zynga, Twitter and Groupon as well as in Spotify, Airbnb, Klarna, ZocDoc, 360buy.com and [...]

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 [...]

DST to Acquire 4% of Zalando, “Zappos of Europe”

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Posted by: admin @ 09:15 [3. 02. 12]

The major investor of Zynga, Twitter and Facebook, DST of Yuri Milner from Russia has invested into Zalando, a pan-European online shoe store of Rocket Internet. The German Samwer brothers who have launched Zalando via Rocket Internet business incubator in Berlin also invested into the round. DST will obtain a 4% stake in Zalando as [...]

Yuri Milner to Invest in Chinese Innovation Works

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Posted by: admin @ 09:28 [1. 09. 11]

Forbes Midas List #25 Yuri Milner from Russia has invested in Innovation Works Development Fund, an early-stage 180 million U.S. dollar-based fund focused on the Chinese Internet. DST founder Yuri Milner isn’t new to China having invested in Chinese online store 360buy.com. Yuri Milner hopes that Innovation Works will help produce in China companies on [...]

Yuri Milner Named to Forbes Midas List

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Posted by: admin @ 01:45 [8. 04. 11]

Yuri Milner has become the first-ever Russian to be named to the Forbes Midas List. Forbes named Yuri Milner #25 at the Midas List of 2011′s top 100 tech investors. Yuri Milner‘s firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST) has invested in social media companies Facebook, Groupon and Zynga. Those investments should be now worth more than [...]

Top 10 Russian Venture Capital Internet Deals in 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 09:59 [1. 01. 10]

Top 10 Russian venture capital internet deals in 2009: 1. Digital Sky Technologies (DST) invested $400 million for a 5 percent stake in the largest global social network compay Facebook over the year. 2. Leading Russian online portal Mail.ru acquired online games group Astrum Online in cash and share deal in December 2009. 3. Digital [...]

Top 10 Russian Venture Capital Internet Investors

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Posted by: Quintura @ 06:33 [30. 12. 09]

Top 10 Russian Venture Capital internet investors: 1. Yuri Milner, CEO, Digital Sky Technologies (DST) – Facebook, Zynga, Mail.ru, Astrum Online, Odnoklassniki.ru, Vkontakte, KinoPoisk.ru, HeadHunter (hh.ru), etc. 2. Viktor Remsha, CEO, Finam – Alawar, Begun, Buka, Mamba, MoneyMail, AstroStar.ru, MirTesen, MarketGid, AuKa.ru, Badoo, etc. 3. Artem Yukhin, Venture Capital Investments Director, Troika Venture Funds/ Troika [...]

Russian Internet Roundup: Odnoklassniki New Design, Money@Mail.ru, Yandex ICQ

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Posted by: Quintura @ 09:14 [6. 08. 09]

– The leading Russian social network, Odnoklassniki.ru, which is majority owned by a Facebook investor DST (Digital Sky Technologies) has announced a new site design to provide a better site navigation and increase page load speed. Odnoklassniki.ru, which has 40 million registered accounts and 10 million daily users, has revealed its first major site re-design [...]

DST-Invested Astrum Reaches 5M Players of Legend: Legacy of the Dragons

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:25 [14. 07. 09]

The leading Eastern European and Russian publisher of online entertainment and browser games, Astrum Online Entertainment, which is backed by Facebook, Mail.ru, Odnoklassniki.ru and Vkontakte investor DST, has reached 5 million users in its browser-based Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), Legend: Legacy of the Dragons. Overall, more than 20 million users are registered in [...]

World’s Most Engaged Social Networking Audience Is in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 07:05 [3. 07. 09]

It is no surprise that MySpace has decided to close down its Russian office. The latest study of social networking in Russia has found that MySpace and Facebook attracted just 371,000 and 616,000 Russian visitors in May 2009, respectively, says comScore. This represented a reach of only 1% and 2% of 31.9 million Russian online [...]

Mail.ru 2008 Revenues up 45% to $75 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:00 [23. 06. 09]

The leading Russian online portal Mail.ru, which is owned by Digital Sky Technologies (DST) and Naspers, has announced 2008 financial results according to US GAAP. The company accounts were audited by Ernst & Young. Mail.ru 2008 revenues were $74.6 million, up 45% from 2007. The net income was $34.3 million in 2008, up 29% from [...]

Facebook, Russia’s Largest Internet Deal Comes from DST (Digital Sky Technologies)

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Posted by: Quintura @ 22:34 [26. 05. 09]

The largest Russian internet investor, Digital Sky Technologies (DST), which owns stakes in Russian and Eastern European market leading social networks Odnoklassniki.ru, Nasza-Klasa.pl and Vkontakte.ru as well as Russia’s most visited online portal Mail.ru, has invested $200 million into preferred stock for 1.96 percent stake in Facebook, valuing the company at $10 billion. In addition, [...]

Renaissance Partners Sells 2 Percent of DST to Alisher Usmanov

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Posted by: Quintura @ 02:08 [26. 05. 09]

Renaissance Partners, the merchant banking arm of Renaissance Group, has sold a half of its 4 percent stake in Digital Sky Technologies (DST) to Alisher Usmanov, reported business newspaper Kommersant. As a result, Mr. Usmanov increased his stake in DST from 30 percent to 32 percent, the newspaper said. According to analyst estimates, the deal [...]

Digital Sky Technologies Could Acquire Seznam For $850 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:09 [30. 09. 08]

The Internet investment group Digital Sky Technology from Russia remains the most likely buyer of the leading Czech search engine and portal, Seznam, reported Prague-based radio station Radio Praha. Seznam holds more than 60% share of the Czech search market, twice as much as Google. The other potential buyers include private equity firms Warburg Pincus, [...]

Mail.ru Valued At $2 Billion

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Posted by: Quintura @ 03:33 [24. 09. 08]

Digital Sky Technologies (DST), Internet investment group in Russia run by Yuri Milner, has obtained a 50.6% majority stake in Mail.ru by acquiring an additional 15% stake in the company for $300 million from Tiger Global Management, reported business daily newspaper Vedomosti. As a result of the deal, Mail.ru was valued at $2 billion. DST [...]

GQ Names Odnoklassniki.ru Founder Businessman Of The Year

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Posted by: Quintura @ 10:13 [21. 09. 08]

Albert Popkov, the founder of the most popular Russian social networking site Odnoklassniki.ru, has been named “Businessman of the Year” by the men’s lifestyle magazine GQ. The annual ceremony “GQ People of the Year” was held at Et Cetera theater in Moscow on September 18. Odnoklassniki.ru has over 20 million registered accounts and 6 million [...]

Mail.ru Buys Into Online Dating Platform Mamba

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:18 [29. 08. 08]

It’s only last month when Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies (DST) took control over the leading Russian email service and portal Mail.ru. Its shareholders including Internet media group Naspers of South Africa then decided to postpone Mail.ru‘s IPO until 2009 to increase value of the company. Now, Mail.ru started implementing its plans by consolidating [...]