According to Firrma's annual activity rating of Russian venture funds, the strategic partners of which are RVC and EY, 2017 saw three times as many established venture capital funds (11) compared to the previous year (4).
The proceeds of Russian technology “gazelles” have reached 285 billion rubles. On December 12, 2017, winners of the sixth annual National Rating of Russian High-Tech fastest-growing companies "TechUspekh-2017" organized by RVC have been announced.
In the end of 2018, the Russian Government plans to present a strategy for the venture capital market development. It is being developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation jointly with the RVC.
The Russian venture capital market's key results of 2017 were presented on November 30, 2017 at the IV annual Forum "Ecosystem of Innovations" organized by RVC. The experts summed up the year's results, outlined current problems and trends in the venture capital market development.
RVC, Roscosmos and VEB Innovations announced establishment of a venture fund in form of Investment Partnership Agreement. The agreement of intent was signed by Alexander Povalko, the CEO of RVC, Anton Zhiganov, executive director for business development and commercialization at Roskosmos and Kirill Bulatov, CEO of VEB Innovations LLC.
Alexey Basov was appointed Deputy General Director and Investment Director of RVC. Alexey will be in charge for the implementation of company's strategy in the field of investment policy, programs and projects.
For the pilot implementation of the projects of the National Technological Initiative, a working group will be established in the Novgorod Oblast, including representatives of the NTI Project Office, the Administration and public authorities of the Novgorod Oblast, companies participating in the road maps of the NTI markets as well as individual technological entrepreneurs.
RVC and the Russian Export Center (REC) signed a cooperation agreement aimed at facilitating exports of high-tech products of companies participating in the National Technology Initiative (NTI) when entering foreign markets. The agreement was signed by the General Director of RVC Alexander Povalko and head of REC Group of Companies Petr Fradkov within the Open Innovations-2017 Forum.
The State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev, chaired a meeting of the RVC Board of Directors, at which the Company's Development Strategy for 2017-2030 was approved.
In 2017, Creative GenerationS track develops for the first time innovative technologies in the domains of cinematography, music, augmented reality and media. Russian media holding "STS Media" has become a partner of "Creative" track within the frameworks of the greatest start-up accelerator in Russia "Generation S".
The leading Russian producer of precious metals "Krastsvetmet" is launching direction metallurgy and mining direction of the largest start-up accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe "GenerationS" under RVC.
"Dual Technologies" track satellite within the federal start-up accelerator GenerationS will unite entrepreneurs-technologists specializing in developing solutions in the domain of civil technologies which are promising for use in the defence sector.
GenerationS Federal Technology Startups Accelerator established by RVC, launches special nominations for the most active innovation regions and universities in Russia — "City of the Future" and "Launching Innovations".