Moscow, November 6, 2018 — PwC and RVC present the 7th annual review of the Russian venture capital industry, MoneyTree™: Venture Market Navigator” (“MoneyTree™: Russia") for 2017 and preliminary results for the first half of 2018.
On October 29 and 31, meetings of the working team and expert council at RVC on the preparation of the Strategy for the Development of the Venture and Direct Investment Market until 2030 were held in Moscow.
More than 1,800 schools in 412 cities have applied for a class from the National Technology Initiative. The largest number of schools that included a lesson in the program in St. Petersburg is 240 educational institutions.
On October 16, at the Open Innovations Forum, RVC held a panel session on the topic: "Golden mean. The balance of state and private capital as a key factor in the development of the venture capital industry.”
Within the framework of the Open Innovations Forum, representatives of the Russian-Belarusian Venture Capital Fund RBF Ventures announced plans to invest new projects and to attract commercial co-investors to the capital of the fund.
On October 17, within the framework of the International Forum “Open Innovations”, RVC and the Foundation for Support of Social Projects (FPSP) entered into an agreement aimed at developing a long-term partnership in the field of social entrepreneurship.
RVC and the Korean electric power company LSIS agreed on the exchange of technology innovations in the field of equipment, software, engineering and services of the market of electric power systems as part of the implementation of the roadmap of the National Energy Initiative. RVC Innovation Infrastructure Development Director Mikhail Antonov and Technical Vice President of LSIS Kwon Bon Hyun signed the corresponding memorandum at the Open Innovations International Forum.
RVC General Director Alexander Povalko and Deputy General Director of the TUS-S&T Service Group Miao Chun at the Third Russian-Chinese Forum “Investing in Innovations” in Moscow signed the agreement on cooperation.
Within the framework of the Moscow International Innovation Development Forum "Open Innovations 2018", the session" Education 4.0. took place Creating optimal conditions for the transition from university to business.”
The IPChain Association (National Coordinating Centre for Processing Transactions with Rights and Objects of Intellectual Property), Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Venture Company and the Foundation for Assistance to the Development of Small Forms of Enterprises in the Scientific and Technical Sphere (Innovation Assistance Fund) have agreed on strategic cooperation in legal protection, security and management of intellectual property.
More than 10 thousand schoolchildren from 387 cities of Russia applied for participation in the Olympiad of the National Technology Initiative (the NTI Olympiad). Accepting of applications from the participants will last until October 30, 2018.
Da Vinci Capital, a leading private equity fund in emerging markets, created with the participation of RVC capital, and the management team of Inventure Partners invested in Gett, a global transport network and leader in the corporate segment of the taxi market.
The RVC team won the PROBA ICCO Global PR AWARDS international development prize for the implementation of the project to promote the All-Russian Engineering Olympiad of the National Technology Initiative (the NTI Olympiad).