RVCA. NEWS. RVCA news http://www.rvca.ru/ EVCA becomes Invest Europe: The Voice of Private Capital http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2015/10/01/EVCA-becomes-Invest-Europe-The-Voice-of-Private-Capital/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:20:36 +0300 Invest Europe is the voice of investors in privately-held companies in Europe. From its roots representing European venture capital, Invest Europe has grown to encompass private equity and infrastructure, as well as long-term investors such as pension funds and insurance companies that provide capital for investment, on behalf of millions of beneficiaries across the world. A recurrent meeting of the RVCA Administrative Council has been conducted http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/30/Regular-meeting-of-the-Administrative-Council-of-RVCA/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:12:31 +0300 In Moscow, October 29, the meeting of the RVCA Administrative Council took place. API Moscow Red October sums up the first year work results http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/28/API-Moscow-Red-October-summarizes-the-results-of-the-first-year/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:02:16 +0300 On October 30, 2014, the first release of resident projects will take place at the API Moscow Red October platform. Participants of final day will sum up the results of work of the platform at a press conference, the leaders and participants of innovative projects - residents of the platform - will present their developments and business plans to venture capital investors and business angels in order to attract following investment rounds. Guests of the event will have an opportunity to communicate in informal environment with graduates, investors and representatives of institutes of development and the Government of Moscow. At "Skolkovo" Technopark the public scientific and technical council is organized http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/28/Public-scientific-technical-counsel-has-been-created-in-the-Skolkovo-Technopark/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:56:27 +0300 On Monday October 27, 2014, at Civic Chamber at the Russian President, the first meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council at "Skolkovo" Technopark, the main goal of which is coordination of technical and scientific activities of the Technopark on creation of research infrastructure of the innovative center, took place. Shamil Gantsev, the member of the Commission on development of science and education of Civic Chamber at the Russian President, Chief of the oncology department of the Bashkir State Medical Institute (BSMI), Director of Research institute of oncology of BGMI was appointed the chairman of the Council. Science and technology parks from around the world will gather in Moscow in 2016 http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/22/Technoparks-from-all-over-the-world-will-gather-in-Moscow/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:41:31 +0400 Moscow has won the right for conducting International Congress of the Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) in 2016. Totals of the Third Moscow International Forum on Innovative Development "Open Innovations" and Open Innovations Expo Exhibitions http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/21/Results-of-III-Moscow-International-Forum-of-Innovative-Development-Open-Innovations/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:26 +0400 The annual Forum and the "Open Innovations" Exhibition took place in the capital of Russia on October 14 - 16, 2014, for the third time and collected more than 15 thousand participants from 70 countries of the world. People's Republic of China became the official partner country of the Forum and Exhibition. Heads of governments of Russia and China Dmitry Medvedev and Li Ketsyan took part in the work of the Third Moscow International Forum on Innovative Development "Open Innovations" and viewed the exposition of the Open Innovations Expo Exhibition. Business-show Forum: how to bring your business to a qualitatively new level http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/20/Show-biz-how-to-bring-up-your-business-to-a-new-level/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:52 +0400 The largest business forum in Russia and the CIS aimed at increase of competences in the area of business management and effective strategy of business development will be held October 29 - November 01. GenerationS designated the best technology startups in Russia http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/17/GenerationS-announced-the-best-technological-startups-Russia/ Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:36:54 +0400 October 15 at the Moscow International Forum "Open Innovations" the four winner projects at the accelerator technology competition GenerationS - one of each industry branch - were designated. The winner of the IT track, partner of which was Web Ready contest, has become the VeeRoute project from St. Petersburg. "TehUspeh" designated the fastest growing Russian companies http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/16/The-fastest-growing-Russian-companies-was-announced/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:18:33 +0400 In the framework of the III Moscow International Forum of Innovative Development "Open Innovations", the National Rating "TehUspeh-2014" was summed up on October 15. CEOs of leading companies took part in the discussion on the obstacles and prospects for domestic technologies' development with the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev, and CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RVC Igor Agamirzyan. The "Venture Investor" 2014 National Award is handed to the leaders of Russian venture capital industry http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/15/National-award-Venture-investor-2014-was-presented-to-the-leaders-of-the-Russian-venture-industry/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:21:58 +0400 Winners of the "Venture Investor" 2014 National Award were named at the award ceremony which took place on October 14, 2014 within the Moscow International Forum "Open Innovations". Open innovations-2014: it will be interesting http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/09/Open-innovations-2014/ Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:31:39 +0400 One of the organizers of the "Open Innovations Expo-2014" global discussion platform, the Center for innovative development of Moscow, prepared the highly topical business program and a series of interesting events which will be conducted within the Forum on October 14 - 16 in the territory of flagman object of innovative infrastructure of the city - the "MOSCOW" Technopolis. Representatives of the domestic and foreign innovative community interested in development of partnership in the field of the advanced technological development will participate in the Forum. A new online auction has appeared in Russia http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/08/A-new-online-auction-appears-in-Russia/ Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:15:06 +0400 In Russia, a new kind of online shopping is available now: a buyer has an opportunity to rule the price towards its reduction by himself. DemoDay of BioTechMed biomedical track of the GenerationS competition took place in the Tomsk State University http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/07/DemoDay-BioTechMed/ Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:38:47 +0400 DemoDay of BioTechMed biomedical track of the GenerationS competition took place in the Tomsk State University. The 10 best of 40 presented projects were defined during the DemoDay. «Venture Investor» National Award: the choice is made http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/03/Venture-investor-National-award/ Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:09:26 +0400 Meeting of Expert Jury of the "Venture Investor" National Award at which the short list of nominees composed by the results of preliminary vote of the Jury was approved took place on September 23 in Moscow, and the winners of 2014 were defined. EVCA will present a 24 hour course on integrating responsible investment http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/10/02/EVCA-special-24-hour-course/ Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:53:10 +0400 27 - 28 November in London will be conducted a 24 hour course on integrating responsible investment in the daily operations of a fund. This event is prepared by European Private equity & Venture capital Association (EVCA). Competition on participation in the exposition of VIII Siberian Venture Fair started http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/04/02/8th-Siberian-Venture-Fair/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0400 On April 1, competition on participation in the exposition of VIII Siberian Venture Fair, which will be conducted in Novosibirsk on June 5 - 6 within the "Technoprom-2014" International forum, started. KG Insiders will give support to innovation rating of "TeсhUspekh" http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/03/31/Insiders-will-support-innovative-rating-Tech-Success/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0400 KG Insiders won an open competition on rendering the events’ organizational services in " TechUspekh " rating organized by JSC RVC. Creation of “TechUspekh” club with effective organizational structure and communication model will become the result of implementation of the project which will last from April to November, 2014. Successful exit of RVC Seed Fund from the Diastam project http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/03/26/Successful-exit-of-SIF-RVC-out-of-Diastam-project/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0400 RVC Seed Fund (SF) has successfully exited the Diastam company. The fund’s share in the project - 5.5%, return on investment - 60%. The “Science, Equipment, Medicine” company acted as a buyer of the RVC SF’s share. In Kazan in the conference-hall of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, a specialized training seminar for the exhibitor companies of the 9th Kazan Venture Fair was conducted http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/03/12/In-Kazan-in-the-conference-hall-of-the-Science-Academy-of-the-Republic-Tatarstan-was-held-a-specialized-training-seminar-for-companies-exhibitors-of-the-9th-Kazan-venture-fair/ Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0400 In the conference hall of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan within the frames of preparation to the 9th Kazan Venture Fair, a training seminar on the subject of "Introduction in venture business" took place on March 6, 2014. FDII opens the correspondence accelerators in six cities of Russia http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/03/04/FDII-opens-the-correspondence-accelerators-in-six-cities-of-Russia/ Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0400 The Fund for Development of Internet Initiatives (FDII) announces opening of the correspondence accelerators in Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg. The 13th meeting of the United Legal Group took place under the RVCA aegis http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/02/13/The-13th-meeting-of-the-United-Legal-Group-took-place-under-the-RVCA-aegis/ Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0400 On February 7, the next, 13th in succession, United Legal Group (ULG) meeting was conducted under the RVCA aegis, in which the representatives of a number of private equity and venture capital funds, institutes of development, law firms, and infrastructure organizations took part. FPI RVC exited from "Medkontrastsintez" project http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/02/12/FPI-RVC-exited-from-Medkontrastsintez-project/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0400 RVC Seed Fund (RVC SF) successfully exited from the "Medkontrastsintez" company's capital, having sold the share in the project at 34,7% profitability of the investment. The buyer of the RVC SF's stock was "TONAP-Venture" company. The Russian venture capital market grew more than by 10 times since 2007 http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/02/10/The-Russian-venture-capital-market-grew-more-than-by-10-times-since-2007/ Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0400 EY represents analytical report "The World and Russian venture capital market research for 2007-2013", prepared with the support of RVC. Market participants designated most significant venture funds in the IT sphere http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/30/Market-participants-designated-most-significant-venture-funds-in-the-IT-sphere/ Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 The fund of public opinion conducted survey among participants of the investment market regarding identification of the most significant players of the venture industry. World Bank Group’s IFC invests €10 million into Lamoda http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/28/International-Finance-Corporation-invested-EUR-10-million-in-Lamoda/ Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 Lamoda, Russia’s leading online fashion retailer, today announces an equity investment of €10 million from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and largest global development institution. RVC Biofund and Axellance Group came to an agreement on creation of Interregional Center for Sterilizing Technologies http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/28/RVC-Biofund-and-Axellance-Group-came-to-an-agreement-on-creation-of-Interregional-Center-for-Sterilizing-Technologies/ Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 RVC Biofund and Axellance Group made a decision on creation of a company rendering services in electron-beam processing of medical appliances and other production. Mobile innovative business arrives in Skolkovo http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/23/Mobile-innovative-business-arrives-in-Skolkovo/ Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 Skolkovo Foundation and i-Free Russian company specializing in the area of mobile innovations and development of solutions for highly safe non-cash payments signed an agreement on partnership. Global project “Russian Startup Tour” is starting on January 20 within the territory of Russia http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/16/Global-project-Russian-Startup-Tour-is-starting-on-January-20-within-the-territory-of-Russia/ Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 Immense road-show Russian Startup Tour is starting on January 20 in Tolyatti, Russia. Skolkovo sums up the results of 2013 http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/15/Skolkovo-sums-up-the-results-of-2013/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 Themes of the issue "SkReview" №12 became the outcome of the work of the Fund in 2013, the Board of Trustees and the achievement of the residents of the Fund. About some events of the innovation ecosystem read below. Russian venture capital market development 2013: input of RVC http://www.rvca.ru/eng/news/2014/01/10/Russian-venture-capital-market-development-2013-input-of-RVC/ Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0400 According to Dow Jones VentureSource data, Russia has become the highest growth venture capital market of Europe, having climbed up the 4th place by venture capital volume in the high-tech sector by the 2012 totals. This trend remained in the 2013 too.