The leading countries in the number of unicorn companies characterizing the development of the venture capital market are the USA and China; Russia still lags behind in the world ranking of such fast-growing start-ups. Experts interviewed by the Prime agency told about the problems and prospects of growing “unicorns” in Russia.
The Russian venture capital market is becoming more mature and is waiting for the emergence of new players — late-stage funds. At the same time, the inexplicably high cost of some start-ups indicates the presence of a market bubble.
More than 150 companies received advice on supporting their end-to-end technological projects from support measures operators. Digital Economy (ANO) and the RF Ministry of Communications organized the consulting centre on October 22 at the Open Innovations Forum.
We are on the verge of two decades when all major world economies have realized that technology will determine their future, and well-being will be determined by talented people who are open to change and able to take responsibility for the future.
TechLab by PepsiCo laboratory, aimed at exploring, testing, and introducing new technologies into the business of PepsiCo, together with the GenerationS platform, it announced the start of a search for start-ups that represent solutions based on big data technologies in the field of FMCG.
Private investors who supported Bell Telephone and Ford Motor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries did not know that they would be called business angels afterwards — this term appeared only in 1978. But seed funding for giants such as Intel, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon was clearly called angelic.
Fifteen companies included in the priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development will have a chance to receive financial support of up to 500 million roubles following the results of the training.
The market for venture transactions in Russia for six months of this year grew by 161% compared to the same period last year, according to the annual review of the Russian venture industry “MoneyTree: venture capital market navigator” for 2018 and the first half of 2019, presented by Russian Venture Company (RVC) and PwC.