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Venture Awards Russia 2013

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Posted by: admin @ 12:41 [5. 12. 13]

The award ceremony for the first-ever Venture Awards Russia was held in Moscow on December 5, 2013. The awards went to the Russian venture capital companies and investors as well as to Russia-based foregn venture capital companies. The award event was supported by the Russian Venture Company (RVC). Venture Awards Russia 2013 were awarded in [...]

Venture Awards Russia

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Posted by: admin @ 06:14 [29. 11. 13]

The first-ever Russian venture capital awards Venture Awards Russia are to be held in Moscow on December 5, 2013. The awards are intended for the ‘best‘ Russian venture capital companies and investors. The award event is supported by the Russian Venture Company (RVC). Venture Awards Russia 2013 are to be presented in nine nominations: New [...]

Russian Deal Round-Up: Parallels (Cisco), Agenda (IMI)

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Posted by: admin @ 01:39 [19. 01. 13]

The global networking hardware and software company Cisco has acquired one percent stake in Parallels, a virtualization and cloud service software vendor. Cisco and Parallels plan to increase collaboration for Cisco’s cloud and data center infrastructure solutions. Parallels, which has software development centers in Russia, was founded in 1999. IMI.VC of Igor Matsanyuk invested in [...]

Top 10 Russian Internet Venture Capital Investments In 2012

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Posted by: admin @ 12:37 [26. 12. 12]

Here is a list of 2012 top ten venture capital (VC) investments in Russian internet companies. The Russian internet VC deals in 2012 are ranked by deal value. The total value of top 10 investment deals is equal to $299 million implying an average investment of $30 million. Out of top ten deals, seven investments [...]

iiko Raises $6 Million From Leader Innovations

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Posted by: admin @ 23:45 [22. 10. 12]

The Russian venture capital firm Leader Innovations has invested $6 million in iiko, a restaraunt ERP and loyalty program software vendor. The VC investment valued iiko at $16 million pre-money, reported newspaper Vedomosti. Leader Innovations has an option to invest an additional $4 million in iiko in one year. The new investment will be used [...]

Top 10 Russian Venture Capital Investments in 2012

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Posted by: admin @ 11:16 [4. 04. 12]

Here is a list of top 10 VC deals in Russia in Q1 2012. The Russian venture capital investments are ranked by deal value. 1. $30 million in Wikimart by Tiger Global and Russian investors 2. $10 million in Oktogo.ru by VTB Capital, Mangrove Capital and Ventech 3. $10 million in IM+ by Finam 4. [...]

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 [...]

Eccentex Raises $7.5 Million From VTB Capital

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Posted by: admin @ 05:59 [24. 02. 12]

Dynamic case management software solutions provider Eccentex has raised $7.5 million in Series A round of venture funding led by VTB Capital, announced the Russian Venture Company (RVC). The investment was made by VTB Venture Fund. The new investment capital will be used for market expansion purposes. Founded in 2006, Eccentex offers its cloud-based case [...]

RVC Seed Fund To Invest $2.5 Million In NanoDerm, Anti-Aging NanoCosmetics

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Posted by: admin @ 05:29 [15. 02. 12]

Russian Venture Company Seed Fund has invested 75 million Roubles ($2.5 million) in NanoDerm, an anti-aging nanocosmetics maker, Russain Venture Company announced. Ufa-based Zhespar-Bios, whoch makes a placenta-based cosmetics, co-invested 25 million Roubles in the round. In October 2011, NanoDerm received investment from RUSNANO. Founded in 2011, NanoDerm-profi produces anti-aging cosmetics, skin cleansing agents, and [...]

Russian Venture Capital Invested In Funds Of Trident Capital and DCM

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Posted by: admin @ 09:37 [11. 02. 12]

The Russian state-owned fund of funds, Russian Venture Company (RVC) has been quetly making inroads into the U.S. market. RVC has invested $10 million and became a limited partner (via Russian Venture Capital II LP) at Institutional Venture Partners XIII (IVP XIII). Russian Venture Capital II LP has invested into Trident Capital Fund VII, a [...]

Russian Venture Capital Firms Invest Abroad

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Posted by: admin @ 01:26 [18. 01. 12]

In spite of massive market opportunities in Russia, some of the major venture capital firms from Russia made select investments abroad in fall 2011. Those VC firms include Almaz Capital, Runa Capital, RTP Ventures and VTB Capital. RTP Ventures, the U.S. arm of ru-Net group of Leonid Boguslavsky, made early-stage investments in four U.S.-based companies such [...]

SuperAngels-backed Oktogo.ru Closes $5 Million from Mangrove, ABRT and Ventech

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Posted by: admin @ 03:06 [5. 04. 11]

The leading European early-stage venture capital firm Mangrove Capital Partners has led $5 million investment round in Oktogo.ru, Russian online hotel booking service. Mangrove‘s partner Mark Tluszcz confirmed the investment on his Twitter. Other investors included ABRT Fund and Ventech. The so-called “SuperAngels“: Fabrice Grinda (co-founder of OLX), Jose Marin (IG Expansion), Javier Perez-Tenessa (founder [...]

Wikimart Raises $7 million from Tiger Global

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Posted by: admin @ 16:45 [1. 03. 11]

The private equity firm Tiger Global Management has invested $7 million in Russian online mall Wikimart, reported newspaper Vedomosti. Besides valuation of Wikimart remaining undisclosed, Tiger amassed over a 50 percent stake in Wikimart, according to the paper. Previously, Wikimart (Викимарт) raised $5 million from Tiger in May 2010 and $0.7 million from Western business [...]

Runa Capital to Invest $0.5 Million in Hivext Cloud Platform

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Posted by: admin @ 04:16 [14. 12. 10]

Runa Capital, early-stage venture capital firm that was recently created by Parallels and Acronis founder Serguei Beloussov and Almaz Capital Partners founder Alexander Galitsky, has invested $0.5 million in Hivext cloud-based platform service developer Hivext Technologies. Previously, Hivext got $0.1 million funding from software distributor Softline when it won Dev Generation 2010 contest. Launched in [...]

Russian Ecommerce Boom: Tiger Global Invests $5 Million in Wikimart Online Mall

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Posted by: Quintura @ 02:58 [9. 08. 10]

The private equity firm Tiger Global Management has invested $5 million in exchange for a 50% stake in Russian online mall Wikimart, according to newspaper Vedomosti. The deal was completed in May 2010. In June 2009, Wikimart raised $0.7 million from a group of Western business angel investors. Launched in February 2009, Wikimart has over [...]

Russian Venture Capital I Invests $10 Million in BrightSource Energy

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Posted by: Quintura @ 21:25 [30. 06. 10]

Russian Venture Capital I LP, a new venture capital fund of Russian Venture Company, has invested $10 million in BrightSource Energy, a US-based developer of solar thermal power plants. The investment was made as part of BrightSource Energy’ $150 million series D funding. Russian Venture Capital I joined new investors in this round such as Alstom [...]

Almaz Capital Acquires 23% of Alawar Entertainment from Finam and Business Angel

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:29 [2. 02. 10]

Moscow and Silicon Valley-based Almaz Capital Russia Fund I, which is sponsored by Cisco, UFG and EBRD, has invested about $3 million for a 23% stake in the leading Eastern European casual games company, Alawar Entertainment. The 15% stake was purchased from Finam Capital Partners and the other 8% was purchased from business angel investor, [...]

Mangrove Capital, ABRT Invest Several Million in Drimmi, Russian Social Games Co.

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:16 [25. 01. 10]

The Russian social games market has grown to $30 million in 2009 from almost zero in 2008. The half of the market is currently taken by Vesely Fermer (Cheerful Farmer), the most popular game on Russia’s leading social network VKontakte. On one hand, such a game generates about $1 million per month. On the other [...]

Bioprocess Capital to Invest $18 Million in Incurion venture with Cleveland BioLabs

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Posted by: Quintura @ 07:23 [12. 01. 10]

Russian venture capital fund Bioprocess Capital Ventures has agreed to invest $18 million for a 50% stake in the Incuron joint venture with Cleveland BioLabs, the companies announced on December 30, 2009. The joint venture, Incuron is going to develop the Curaxin compounds for cancer applications. Cleveland BioLabs agreed to transfer rights to its pipeline [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NetByNet Raises $30 Million from Aton Capital Partners and Ivan Tavrin

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:28 [23. 12. 09]

Private equity firm Aton Capital Partners and Media-One Holdings’ founder Ivan Tavrin have invested a total of $30 million in NetByNet, a broadband telecom operator in Moscow and the Moscow region, reported newspaper Kommersant. Aton Capital and Ivan Tavrin invested $20 million and $10 million, respectively, in NetByNet that was valued at $120 million, the [...]

Yekaterinburg Regional Venture Fund Makes First Investments

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:49 [8. 09. 09]

Sverdlovsk Venture Fund, an Yekaterinburg regional venture fund, has invested $1.1 million (40 million Rubles) in RTs Online, a local developer and provider of online billing for municipal services including utility, telecoms and others. The fund recently invested $1.0 million (30 million Rubles) in Laser ITC, an Yekaterinburg-based developer and provider of free space optics [...]

Leading Russian Tech Blog, Internetno.net Got $0.4M Investment

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Posted by: Quintura @ 03:43 [31. 07. 09]

The Russian venture capital fund Atlanta Start, which focuses on early-stage Internet ventures and is managed by IQ One company, has acquired a 25.1% stake in Blogoved (Блоговед), which publishes the leading Russian tech blog, Internetno.net (Интернетные Штучки) for $0.4 million (11 million Russian rubles). Founded in 2006, Internetno.net has more than 11,000 RSS subscribers [...]

Allianz Rosno Invests $8 Million in Tvigle Online TV (Tvigo)

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:03 [8. 12. 08]

Moscow Venture Fund, a $30 million venture capital fund that is managed by Allianz Rosno Asset Management, has invested more than $5 million for an additional 24 percent stake in Tvigle (Tvigo Entertainment), a producer and distributor of content for Internet TV and mobile entertainment, reported business newspaper Kommersant. In November 2007, the Allianz Rosno-managed [...]

Mangrove Capital Invests In Russian Online Shopping Club

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:58 [27. 10. 08]

When it comes to online shopping in Russia, the venture capital investors are looking for proven business models and projects that can generate revenues from the very beginning. The largest Russian online shop Ozon.ru, which often called ‘Russian Amazon’, has raised $18 million from Index Ventures and the others. I recently suggested that for an [...]

Egrad Handset Retailer Raised $17 Million

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 02:33 [24. 09. 08]

The Russian mobile phone retailer Egrad (Цифроград), which holds 10% market share in handset retail sales, raised $16.7 million from a group of existing and new investors. The deal was organized by an existing investor Russian Funds and consultant Advanced Research. Founded in 2003 by mobile phone and consumer electronics distributor Severen, Egrad has over [...]

VTB Venture Fund Invests $4 Million In EZtalk

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 12:28 [4. 09. 08]

The venture capital fund VTB Venture Fund invested $4 million (100 million rubles) in EZtalk, a mobile callback service operated in Russia by Simbiotel Limited company, reported newspaper RBC Daily. EZTalk helps save on international calls from mobile. The callback service market in Russia was valued at $60 million in 2007, of which mobile callback [...]

ru-Net Acquires Control In iConText Agency

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:22 [25. 06. 08]

ru-Net, the Internet investment company acquired a 51% controlling stake in iConText, a leading Russian contextual advertising agency, reported business daily Vedomosti. According to expert estimates, the deal could be valued at ca. $7 million. Having accounted for 7% of Russian contextual advertising spending of $210 million in 2007, iConText could have had billings of [...]

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