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Michael Antonov: thanks to federal support companies are given a hefty boost
22.12.2017
This year has presented for the sixth time the results of the annual rating among start-ups "TechUspech-2017". Mikhail Antonov, Deputy CEO and Innovation Infrastructure Director at RVC has spoken with RIA News about why the rating is efficient in searching start-ups and what support the government is providing today.
Mikhail Antonov, economist, discourses upon what needs to be changed in the education system in order to adapt it to the technological challenges of the future
In December, Firrma traditionally presents its rating of venture capital funds’ activities in Russia. Being RVC's strategic partner, the rating is also supported by EY. Below you will find the main rating of funds as well as three additional ones: seed funds, novice funds and foreign funds that invest in Russian start-ups. Please note the main trends of 2017.
The venture market is looking for new capital sources
A "Silicon Valley" is expected to be developed in the Far East. Far East's high-tech enterprises will be able to apply for financial support from the regional fund of development and implementation of high technology.
The Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA), in cooperation with the Venture Capital Innovation Fund (VCIF) presented the annual report "Overview of Private Equity and Venture Investment Market" covering 9 months of 2017. According to the report, the aggregate capitalization of private equity and venture investment funds showed an upward trend at the end of the third quarter in 2017 for the first time since 2013, exceeding the $ 21 billion mark.
Russian and South Korean businessmen have launched a joint venture to bring the Russian ExoAtlet to the Japanese market, Skolkovo reports.
The Venture Fund InVenture Partners sold its stake in the Busfor start-up to Elbrus Capital and Baring Vostok funds, said Anton Inshutin, Managing Partner of InVenture Partners, Ilya Yekushevsky, Busfor co-founder and representative of Baring Vostok. The partners do not disclose the sums and details of transactions.
The riskiness of venture investments is most clearly demonstrated by "survival" of start-ups. In 2015, the University of Tennessee conducted a study that showed that 44% of start-ups cease to exist within the first three years of their operation.
A competition for the development of a special unmanned vehicle that will be able to drive on Russian winter roads is planned to be held in 2018 by Russian Venture Company (RVC), Skolkovo Foundation and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
Founder of Oz Forensics* platform, the last year's participant of GenerationS, which provides protection against digital fraud, Artem Gerasimov briefly talks about where digital fraud is moving today and points to the weak points in business.
The Deputy CEO Mikhail Antonov told theRunet of how the accelerator program is formed and what awaits developers after GenerationS.
With the advent of the era of robots, many experts began to fear dreadfully that machines would soon replace them. Sellers, drivers, accountants, lawyers and even journalists will experience in over the next 20-30 years tough competition from computers and AI (artificial intelligence) powered devices.


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