The working party has conducted the first meeting on preparation of the Strategy for development the market of venture and direct investments by 2030 in Moscow. The meeting was visited by representatives of leading development institutions, federal authorities and independent experts.
The RVC Management Board has approved the company's new investment strategy. RVC intends to expand its existing line of investment tools, introduce new standards for cooperation with funds and management companies, and create a comprehensive service platform for different venture capital market players.
RZhD JSC (Russian Railways) has signed an agreement on investing 300 million rubles in the industrial venture fund managed by Skolkovo-Venture Investments LLC. The document was signed by Andrey Starkov, Deputy General Director of RZhD JSC (Russian Railways), and Vasily Belov, CEO of Skolkovo-Venture Investments LLC.
On May 25, 2018 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum an agreement was signed to establish a Far Eastern Fund for Development and Introduction of High Technologies between RUSNANO, RVC and the Far East and Baikal Region Development Foundation.
During the selection phase the highest score was gained by the investment team Kama Flow. They are planning to sign legally binding documents with the managing partner before the end of May 2018 once due diligence is passed and corporate approvals are obtained.
The Moscow Seed Fund (Fund for assistance to development of venture investment in small science-and-technology enterprises of Moscow), established by the Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship with the support of RVC, in cooperation with the business angel Mikhail Chuchkevich invested RUB 9 million in the iNVend project in March 2018.
The Russian-Belarusian Venture Investment Fund, which was established by RVC, RVC Infrafund and the Belarusian Innovation Fund, has invested RUB 25M in AgroDronGroup, an R&D company that develops agricultural drones.
14 февраля РВК провела бизнес-завтрак с участием партнеров и инвесторов ведущих российских венчурных фондов. Эксперты обсудили возможные преимущества и риски работы с государственным капиталом, а также детально ознакомились с параметрами открытого конкурса на поиск управляющего товарища венчурного фонда НТИ.
RVC announces the beginning of the selection of the managing partner (MP) for the NTI venture fund. The fund will be established in the form of an investment partnership for a period of 10 years, the investment period will be 5 years. The operator of the selection procedure will be RVC Infrafund, which in future will become a mere fellow investor of the fund created in accordance with the draft of the National Technology Initiative "Venture Support for the Growth of NTI Companies".
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).
On December 12, 2017 at the conference "NTI's Technology competitions" RVC, ASI and Skolkovo Foundation launched Public Consultations on NTI's technology competitions. The discussions will last until January 31, 2018.
American biotechnology company OncoTartis Inc., which is developing a new class of antitumor drugs, raised $ 6 million from two investors. The funds will be used to conduct Phase I of clinical trials for OT-82, a drug for resistant forms of acute leukemia.
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.
Biofund RVC's portfolio company National Bioservice opened a laboratory on November 23 in the Skolkovo Technopark. It has been the third laboratory by this company; the other two are located in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod.