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Mangrove Connects Football and Venture Capital; Launches New Website

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Posted by: admin @ 13:56 [7. 04. 12]

What is in common between football (soccer) and venture capital? Now, we know. Marc Ingla, former vice chairman of FC Barcelona who managed sponsorship, media and football affairs at Barça for five years, has joined Mangrove Capital Partners, the premier European early-stage venture capital firm, as its new Partner. Marc Ingla was very instrumental in [...]

Wikimart Raises $30 Million From Tiger Global And Others

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Posted by: admin @ 00:23 [14. 03. 12]

Top 30 Russian internet company, Wikimart has raised $30 million from Tiger Global and financial investor from Russia. Tiger Global, which owns a majority stake in Wikimart, invested $18 million.The Russian online mall Wikimart.ru was valued at $50 million pre-money. As a result, Tiger Global will own 55% of Wikimart while the founders will own [...]

Russia Partners Close to Acquiring 20% of KupiVIP.ru for $40 Million

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Posted by: admin @ 01:47 [3. 03. 11]

Siguler Guff‘s Russian investment arm, Russia Partners is close to acquring a large stake in the leading Russian online shopping club KupiVIP.ru. The private equity firm Russia Partners is completing negotiations to purchase a 20 percent stake in KupiVIP for $40 million, according to newspaper RBC Daily, thus implying KupiVIP valuation of $200 million. The [...]

Russian Online Shopping Club KupiVIP.ru Should Be Valued Over $200 Million

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Posted by: admin @ 08:28 [20. 12. 10]

The leading Russian online shopping club KupiVIP.ru was founded in late 2008, less than one year after its German counterpart, brands4friends went live. Online auction and shopping giant, eBay has entered the online shopping club market by acquiring brands4friends, which has 3.5 million members, for $200 million. The deal will imply that the Russian online [...]

RenaultF1 Team in Moscow & KupiVIP.ru

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:29 [19. 07. 10]

ABRT Fund and Mangrove Invest in Russian Daily Deal Site KupiBonus.ru

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:51 [2. 07. 10]

The leading Russian early-stage venture capital firm ABRT Fund and European  venture capitalist Mangrove Capital Partners have invested in KupiBonus.ru, the online site for group purchasing in health and beauty. The other investors include Direct Group and Global Buying Group. The deal amount should be in the $1 million range. Launched in July 2010, KupiBonus.ru [...]

Mangrove Capital in Love with Russia; Confirms Association with Renault F1 Team

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:24 [3. 02. 10]

The leading early-stage European venture capital firm, Mangrove Capital Partners of Luxembourg has confirmed its association with the Renault F1 Team. The firm said in its latest quarterly newsletter: “We are proud to announce our association with the Renault F1 racing team. This association will undoubtedly lead to new business development opportunities and play a [...]

Accel Partners, Mangrove Capital, Others Invest $20 Million in Russian Online Shopping Club KupiVIP.ru

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:41 [18. 01. 10]

The online shopping club KupiVIP.ru, which is operated in Moscow by Privat Trade Ltd and organizes designer brand online sales in fashion and fashion accessories with large discounts off boutique prices, has raised $20 million in the third round of funding, KupiVIP.ru CEO Oskar Hartmann reported. The round was led by Accel Partners. Previous investors [...]

Top 10 Russian Web Startups of 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:47 [28. 12. 09]

Russia has become the second largest Internet market in Europe with over 40 million internet users. Here are top 10 Russian internet startups of 2009. The list includes startup internet companies from Russia, which launched new online services and raised venture capital funding in 2009. The below startups were involved in major Russian venture capital [...]

Major Russian Women-Centric Sites WomanJournal.ru and Passion.ru to Merge

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:53 [27. 11. 09]

The owners of most-visited Russian web-sites for women, WomanJournal.ru and Passion.ru have agreed to merge their businesses, reported newspaper Kommersant. As a result, Passion.ru founders Evgeny and Svetlana Vysokovskiy will obtain less than 50% stake in WomanJournal.ru’s owner Milanor and receive Board of Director seats, according to Pierric Duthoit, Milanor (WomanJournal.ru) CEO. The merger will [...]

Russia’s “Vente Privee” Are Taking Over Online Shopping in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:32 [12. 10. 09]

The Russian online shopping clubs KupiVIP.ru, Collection-Privee, and others are taking over the local market when the tsar of online shopping clubs, Vente Privee is reportedly being circled by strategic buyers at a massive, $1.5 billion valuation. The online shopping club champion, KupiVIP.ru is approaching 1 million registered users. Founded in 2008, KupiVIP.ru is financed [...]

Online Shopping Club KupiVIP.ru Raises Second Round

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Posted by: Quintura @ 03:34 [26. 03. 09]

The online shopping club KupiVIP.ru , which is operated by Privat Trade Ltd and organizes designer brand online sales in fashion and fashion accessories with discounts of up to 70% off boutique prices, has raised several million USD in the second round of funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, Arlan, and ABRT Fund. The company previously [...]

Top 10 Russian Web Startups of 2008

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:11 [22. 12. 08]

We at Quintura would like to introduce top 10 Russian internet startups of 2008. The list includes startup internet companies from Russia, which launched new online services and raised venture capital funding in 2008. 1. WomanJournal.ru, leading women-centric online site, raised EUR 6 million from Ventech Capital, XAnge Capital and AGF Private Equity. 2. KupiVIP.ru, [...]

Shopping Club Brands4Friends.de Raises EUR 10 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:26 [26. 11. 08]

The concept of online shopping clubs where members can buy designer brands at discount prices has got a real traction across Europe. First, it was vente-privee in France 2001. Then, came brands4friends.de in Germany in 2007 and KupiVIP.ru in Russia in 2008. Both were started with early-stage investments from Mangrove Capital Partners. In spite of [...]