Strategic objective Infrastructure investments RVC LLC (RVC InfraFund LLC) is in infrastructure innovation markets, allowing participants to effectively commercialize the results of scientific and research activities. For this purpose RVC InfraFund LLC invests in commercially promising companies that provide a wide range of services to all participants’ innovative markets and regions, with advanced research and education bases. RVC Infrafund LLC is focused on creating infrastructure that fully supports the full cycle of innovation - from idea to commercialization, through successful implementation into existing technological chains. In this regard, in order of precedence, RVC Infrafund LLC, as objects of investment, provides the companies which are engaged in the technology of startups capitalization, with services and deal with consulting support.
- Investments are provided for generating a large number of high-tech companies, based on the commercialization of intellectual property - business incubators, spin-off centres of higher educational and research institutes, engineering centers and technology transfer centres.
Advantage of catalyzing an already operating platform, proven effectiveness (criterion - presence of the incubated companies, which have received the first seeding investment through Seed Fund RVC, SKOLKOVO Fund, Fund of assistance to small forms of enterprises development in scientific and technical sphere, public, private foundations and grant-givers).
Investments are provided to the projects initiators, who have proved to be successful technology entrepreneurs/mentors/investors, as well as in projects with access to a long-term source of intellectual property rights (higher schools, research institutes) and the potential for creating new companies based on them.
Investments in service companies, advising participants of market innovation in the area of training to attract investors, legal support, financial planning, etc. Investing in the newly created company is not part of the remit, except in the case of allocation of a subsidiary of an existing successful consulting business, or creating a company that rectifies an obvious deficiency of certain qualified services for participants in the innovation market. Required conditions:
The success of the existing consulting business;
A clear focus on the target (Infrafund) segment;
The purpose of attracting investment-expansion of an existing business (geographic, functional, industry);
In the case of investment in a newly created company that eliminates the obvious shortage of specialized services, the project proponent must demonstrate the ability to integrate command created by the company in their industrial production chains.
* Proving the possibility of a quick exit to positive cash flow.