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“Livemocha of Russia” LinguaLeo to Raise $3 Million from Runa Capital

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Posted by: admin @ 22:59 [13. 06. 12]

The early-stage venture capital firm Runa Capital of Serguei Beloussov has invested $3 million in online language learning service LinguaLeo. Launched in 2010, LinguaLeo, which currently offers Russian speakers to learn English online, previously raised $0.2 million in seed funding. LinguaLeo‘s number of registered members is more than 1.3 million (of which about 4% are [...]

Runa Capital To Invest $1M In StopTheHacker

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Posted by: admin @ 14:15 [13. 02. 12]

The early-stage venture capital firm Runa Capital has invested $1 million in StopTheHacker, a SaaS web security service. Brian NeSmith, former CEO of Bluecoat also invested in the round. San Francisco, CA-based StopTheHacker helps web-site owners to protect, detect and recover from malware attacks. StopTheHacker relies on artificial intelligence engine that monitors new strains of [...]

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 [...]

Online Shopping App Creator Ecwid Raises $1.5 Million From Runa Capital

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Posted by: admin @ 15:44 [14. 12. 11]

The Russian early-stage venture capital firm of Serguei Beloussov, Runa Capital has invested $1.5 million in Ecwid, according to both companies (via Yandex.News). Ecwid offers an online shopping application to sell goods on your own web-site or social network. Launched in September 2009, Ecwid has over 100,000 registered accounts. Ecwid (E-Commerce Widgets) offers SaaS-based online [...]

Runa Capital To Invest in BigTime

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Posted by: admin @ 02:17 [4. 10. 11]

Runa Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm of Serguei Beloussov, has invested in BigTime Software (formerly Edison’s Attic), a Chicago-based software provider of timesheet for Intuit’s QuickBooks, the company announced. Runa Capital Fund I joined $2.7 million Series A financing round with LTC Partners, Geneva Venture Investment Management, Hickory Grove and Howell Capital. The proceeds [...]

Runa Capital and Yandex to Pre-Seed Start-Ups of InCube Accelerator

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Posted by: admin @ 01:32 [17. 08. 11]

Runa Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm of Serguei Beloussov, and Yandex, Russia’s leading search engine company have agreed together invest in ten Russian internet startups of InCube Accelerator business incubation program in Moscow. Runa Capital and Yandex will provide $20,000 in pre-seed money to InCube-incubated start-ups in exchange for a 10% equity stake in [...]

Travelmenu.ru Raises $1.6 Million from Almaz Capital and Runa Capital

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Posted by: admin @ 03:36 [25. 05. 11]

Over the past year, several Russian online travel agencies (OTA) such as Oktogo.ru, HipClub.ru, Ostrovok.ru, Anywayanyday as well as travel meta-search engine Jizo.ru have emerged and raised angel and venture capital funds. Today, yet another online travel agency in Russia, Travelmenu.ru announced Series A funding of $1.6 million from early-stage venture capital funds Almaz Capital [...]

Parallels Appoints New CEO; Considers IPO in 2011

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Posted by: admin @ 11:53 [24. 02. 11]

Virtualization software company Parallels, which has R&D offices in Moscow and Novosibirsk of Russia, was said to be discussing IPO on NASDAQ in autumn 2011, according to newspaper Kommersant. Another fact will now imply about upcoming IPO. The company appointed seasoned executive with IPO experience, Birger Steen as new CEO. Birger took over CEO position [...]

Parallels Raises Funding from Siguler Guff’s Russia Partners and Bessemer

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Posted by: Quintura @ 17:21 [19. 02. 10]

The leading provider of automation and virtualization software for cloud services, Parallels has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital funding from Siguler Guff‘s Russian investment arm, Russia Partners, which led the round, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Founded in 1999, Parallels has numerous sales and business offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia and significant research [...]

Almaz Capital Invests In Acumatica

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Posted by: Quintura @ 09:07 [9. 11. 09]

Moscow and Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, Almaz Capital Russia Fund I has made an investment in Acumatica, a web-based accounting, ERP and CRM software vendor, the company announced on its web-site. According to business newspaper Vedomosti, Almaz Capital invested several million dollars in exchange for about 20% stake in Acumatica. Acumatica, which launched its [...]