Seed fund of Tomsk State University IPA was created in July 2012 in the form of an Investment Partnership. The Investment Committee is composed of representatives of Russian Venture Company Seed Investments Fund, DI-Group and Tomsk State University. It’s the first venture fund in Russia in which a university plays the role of a direct participant as a member of an Investment Partnership Agreement. DI-Group acts as the Managing Partner of the Fund. The Fund invests to the early stage projects in the domain of hardware 2.0 and to the projects based on the scientific and technical developments of TSU which have a high potential in the world market. The early stage projects pass through an accelerating program which allows to develop the projects from their prototypes to the final products, to lead them to the stage of mass production or launching of a pilot lot, to promote their entry to the global market and testing consumer demand of the product through the crowdfunding on IndieGoGo.
Fund Volume. 33.4 million rubles.
Investing period of the Fund: two years.
The follow-on capitalization of the Fund before the expiration date of the investing period is allowed.
The maximum permissible amount of investments in one project is 8 million rubles.
Representative of DI-Group Managing Company
Representative of National Research Tomsk State University