RVC's investment activity is aimed at attracting private Russian and foreign players into the innovation segments of the Russian economy, and also developing new investment instruments of the national venture capital market.
This is achieved by forming funds based on public-private partnerships. RVC pays particular attention to knowledge-based sectors that have low levels of private capital and are important for the development of balanced innovation of the country.
RVC invests through venture capital funds created in conjunction with private investors.
The total number of RVC funds has reached 21 (including two funds in foreign jurisdictions), with their total size of RUB 32.3 bn. The share of RVC is RUB 19.9 bn.
The number of innovative companies approved for investment by RVC funds reached 194 in 2016. The total volume of approved investments is RUB 18.5 bn.
Investment in venture capital markets in public-private partnerships is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for the sustainable functioning of an innovation ecosystem. With regards to the aims and objectives of the strategy for innovation development of the Russian Federation for the period until 2020, RVC is also forming non-financial instruments.
Guiding principles within this activity are: the growth of competencies and the increased efficiency of cooperation with participants of the venture capital market, the popularization of technological enterprise, support for regional infrastructure, and also assisting the globalization of the Russian innovation industry.
The RVC develops and implements programs aimed at the creation and the use of non-financial instruments of development of venture investment market and technological entrepreneurship.
The set of the RVC programs is not fixed and may vary depending on decision of the RVC management bodies according to the factors of external and internal environment.
Venture market infrastructure development program
Program objective is to form and develop objects included in the Russian venture market infrastructure. Within the program framework, RVC carries out activities related to educational, communication, information and analytical support to investment community participants and regional infrastructure objects providing a high quality flow of teams and projects of technology entrepreneurship.
Program for popularization of new technology markets
The objective of the program is to ensure engagement of the active part of society in innovation activity and to develop positive public image in relation to new markets and technologies.
Strategic development of the national innovation system
One of the key results of RVC activities within this direction should be development of strategic agenda and specific proposals for various aspects of innovation, scientific and technological policy as well as public support of the corresponding initiatives.
RVC international activities are aimed at studying of relevant information about the most promising international innovation markets, development of partnerships with their key players, and integration of products and services of Russian technology companies into global added value chains.