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Two Funds are Investing in a Russian Developer of Technological Prostheses
Artur Isaev, the founder of the Human Stem Cells Institute (HSCI), bought out a 17.79% share of Russian Venture Company's (RVC's) biofund in the HSCI portfolio company, the Genetico laboratory network. The details of the transaction were not disclosed; it is known, however, that the biofund has invested about 180 million roubles since 2014, and the transaction was profitable for RVC, the Company said.
The Russian company Promobot, which is the largest manufacturer of service robots in Europe, signed a memorandum of promising cooperation and interaction with Beijing Huanuo Exiang (REX) Trading Co LTD (Russian trading company in China) (RTK) on November 23. In 2021, this cooperation should bring contracts for $500 thousand, the statement of RTK says (Izvestia has it).
Coronavirus has accelerated the digitalization of banks around the world: what they had to do for several years, they had to accomplish for 3–4 months. Fintech start-ups and neobanks also find themselves in a difficult situation: technology alone is no longer enough to gain customers' and investors' trust.
According to IMF forecasts, the economies of developed countries will slow down by 6.1%, while developing and emerging markets are by 2.2% and 1%, respectively. All these factors can lead to a decline in world GDP by $9 trillion over two years and a decrease in the population's real incomes. Together with experts from the corporate accelerator GenerationS, we figure out how this will affect corporations and their investments in start-ups.
Where do most successful Russian start-ups originate? In the opinion of ordinary people — in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Siberia (Novosibirsk and Tomsk — hello there!)... And somewhere at the very end of the list, in small print under an asterisk — the Far East. But it's not all that bad at all. There is technological entrepreneurship in the Far East, which is developing, although it is developing quietly.
Exits are the primary indicator of the performance of venture funds. Having invested in a company, the fund, after some time (usually 7–10 years), leaves its capital by selling its share. And if the fund manages to make money on the sale of this share, the exit can be considered successful.
Speaking at the Online Conference “Pandemic 2020: Opportunities and Barriers for the Innovation Sector” on April 13, Director of RVC subsidiaries Mikhail Fedotov urged all participants of the venture industry not to wait for large-scale and long-term financial assistance, but to quickly adapt their forecasts and strategies to the existing negative realities.
The state can increase the attractiveness of corporate investments in supporting high-tech venture capital projects by introducing special conditions for calculating income taxes. This was announced to TASS on Monday by the CEO of Russian Venture Company, JSC Alexander Povalko, commenting on the possibility of creating a corporate fund of funds in the country.
The volume of the online education market (EdTech) in Russia is growing by 20–25% per year and, by the end of 2020, can reach 60 billion roubles, says a study by the Interfax Academy.

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