The Winners of the National Prize Venture Investor-2019 Are Named


The Venture Investor Award was organized in 2014 by the Russian Venture Investment Association as an indicator of the maturity of the Russian venture capital market. Prize winners are those whose professional achievements ultimately equate the entire venture investment industry. Each award is not just a story of success; it is a new level of competencies in the market, a new standard of work, the best investment practice in a professional environment. RVC Award Partner.

Today, the winners in eight categories were announced:

  • Best Venture Investor — Addventure
  • Best Deal of Early Stage — Softline Venture Partners, Educate Online Deal
  • Best Withdrawal — Inventure Partners from Gett
  • Best Real Sector Investor — Moscow Seed Fund
  • Best Venture Capital Investor in the Regions — IIDF
  • Best Syndicated Venture Deal — MTS, PJSC and Sistema Venture Capital, YouDo Deal
  • Smart Money — Baring Vostok Capital Partners
  • Person of the Year — Ratmir Timashev, co-founder of Veeam Software and Sergey Belousov, founder and General Director of Acronis
Alexander Povalko, General Director of RVC
The venture capital market is, first of all, people. Without their knowledge, competencies, energy and intuition, counting on the success of the venture capital industry in the country is naive in a best case scenario. Or unhealthy optimistic. Only an absolute professional can see a start-up's potential for explosive growth, gaining leadership positions in global markets. And in the final of the “Venture Investor” contest, we see just such teams.
Albina Nikkonen, Executive Director of the Russian Venture Investment Association
The formation of a harmonious venture capital ecosystem is based on the hard work of professionals — those who took the liberty to take risks, those whose experience and competencies allowed to overcome obstacles and challenges and achieve success. Year after year, the Venture Investor Award opens up new faces and teams in the venture skyline; year after year, it forms an idea of a high professional venture culture among those players who just decided to become participants in the venture capital market. The National Venture Investor Award is the quality standard of Russian venture industry, and our current heroes form this standard.



RVIA (Russian Venture Investment Association) is a professional association of representatives of venture funds and private equity funds. The activities of RVIA are aimed at the establishment and development in Russia of the market for direct and venture investments and the formation of the necessary conditions for its development. The organization’s mission is to promote the establishment and development of the private equity and venture capital investment market in Russia.

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RVC is a state fund of funds and a Development Institute of venture industry of the Russian Federation. The company’s mission is to form a mature venture capital market and help Russia to achieve technological leadership in priority areas through pooling and developing resources, competencies and initiatives of the state, society, private investors, entrepreneurs, research, expert and educational organizations to create and promote innovative products and technologies.

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