New industry venture Fund invests in digital construction monitoring platform


The new Industry Ventures venture Fund (a joint venture Fund of Gazprom Neft, Gazprombank, RVC  and VEB Ventures) supported the project of creating an innovative visualization system and monitoring the progress of construction works.

New industry is investing in the development of Skyeer's cloud-based geospatial data visualization and business intelligence platform. Support of the Fund will allow to accelerate further improvement of the digital system of monitoring and control over the implementation of construction projects, as well as to scale up the business. Key areas of application in industrial and civil construction, mining, monitoring of facilities and territories for the oil and gas and coal industries, metallurgy, solid waste landfills.

The Skyeer cloud platform allows for high-precision remote monitoring of the dynamics of construction works, plan-and-fact analysis, planning and management of earthworks and terracing. The system combines the results of air monitoring with design data in 2D / 3D format, digital terrain models. The program allows you to monitor the dynamics and any deviations from the project, automatically recording changes in areas, distances, angles, volumes and profiles of monitoring objects. Skyeer surpasses traditional control methods based on geodetic surveys and the construction of expensive 3D models. The implementation of the Skyeer platform allows for an average ten-fold reduction of monitoring costs, a 20-fold increase in the efficiency of data updating, as well as an increase in the accuracy of measurements. The product can be integrated directly into the customer's cloud services, which guarantees a high level of data security and confidentiality of commercial information.

With the support of the New industry Foundation, it is planned to develop and launch several corporate and industry versions of the product, as well as improve data analysis tools using artificial intelligence and Big Data. In the next two years, the partner network will be launched to expand the geography of sales and support the digital platform, as well as its launch to foreign markets.

Alexey Vashkevich, Director for technological development of Gazprom Neft: “Every technology that is supported by the New industry Foundation undergoes a thorough examination within our company. We assess not only the technical feasibility of the initiative, but also the potential of its applicability both within Gazprom Neft and the possibility of commercialization in the external market. We are looking at how much it will be demanded by the entire industry, whether it can change the usual approaches and increase the level of technological development of the entire industry. For example, one of the important performance criteria is compliance with the deadlines for launching major infrastructure projects. They require multibillion-dollar investments and it is important that the return on investment process begins as early as possible. Modern control systems allow you to monitor large construction sites literally online and quickly make decisions in case of deviations. At the same time, together with our partners, we create tools that allow us to take into account the peculiarities and specifics of our industry”.

Alexander Stepanov, Deputy Chairman of the management Board of Gazprombank: “Complex large-scale projects, the lender of which is Gazprombank, require modern highly effective management and control tools. We are interested in using the Skyeer platform by our partners and customers”.

Alexey Basov, Deputy General Director-investment Director RVC: “The New industry Fund is actively forming a portfolio of projects — this is the third investment of the Fund in 2020. Skyeer is one of the leaders of the Russian market of geoinformation technologies with a full-cycle product for customers in the b2b segment. I am confident that the investments of our Fund will help the company to consolidate its position in the domestic market and increase sales by attracting foreign customers”.

Oleg Teplov, General Director of VEB Ventures: “Digitalization of construction is a developing and promising market. Currently, about 80% of all construction work in the world is performed without the use of “smart” technologies, and about 95% of all data collected in the industry remains unused. At the same time, the introduction of technologies, according to various estimates, saves the global construction business about 1.5 trillion dollars. We are confident that Skyeer's scaling will allow us to continue to digitalize the Russian construction industry to create safe and comfortable cities, as well as bring The company's product to the international market”.

Alexander Ryzhov, CEO of Skyeer: “Skyeer is an it company, one of the first and most experienced in the development of solutions for geospatial data Analytics. We managed to successfully combine in one product deep narrow-profile knowledge of geodesy, cartography, photogrammetry, piloting unmanned aircraft, while not forgetting the basics of quality development: web design, correct front and back code, DevOps and server architecture. The team managed to create a number of competitive solutions that made Skyeer a leader in its industry. For example, the company's solutions use the best proprietary algorithms on the market to calculate volumes based on aerial survey data and automatically detect changes throughout the site. Over the past five years, the team has accumulated a lot of experience, we managed to work with customers from different areas and customize our solution for different production processes. We initially made a competitive international product, we plan to continue to develop this way, expanding the product line for our customers around the world»

Grigory Bolotin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, co-founder of Skyeer: “We expect that the attracted smart money will allow us to consolidate our technological leadership in the Russian market in 2021. Using the experience and expertise of our new partners, we plan to develop existing and offer the market new industry solutions that will be able to effectively integrate into the business processes of customers”.


Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company. The main activities are exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, production and sale of petroleum products. In terms of oil production and processing, Gazprom Neft is among the three largest companies in Russia. The structure of Gazprom Neft includes more than 70 oil producing, refining and marketing enterprises in Russia, the countries of the near and far abroad.

Gazprombank is among the three leaders of the Russian banking industry in terms of volume indicators, as well as among the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Gazprombank provides a wide range of services to corporate and private clients. The Bank serves key sectors of the Russian economy-gas, oil, chemical and petrochemical, metallurgy, electric power, mechanical engineering, transport, construction, communications, agroindustrial complex, trade and other industries. Gazprombank's retail business is focused on providing modern high-tech products and services. At the beginning of 2020, the Bank serves about 5 million customers-individuals, retail loan portfolio at the end of 2019 is more than 550 billion rubles, retail Deposit portfolio-more than 480 billion rubles.

RVC — state Fund of funds, Institute of venture industry development of the Russian Federation. The main objectives of JSC RVC are to stimulate the creation of its own venture investment industry in Russia and to perform the functions of the Project office of the National technology initiative (NTI ). The authorized capital of JSC RVC is more than 30 billion rubles. 100% of the capital of RVC belongs to the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for state property management of the Russian Federation (Rosimushchestvo). The total number of funds formed by JSC RVC reached 28, their total amount — 58.2 billion rubles. Share of JSC “RVC” — 31.1 billion roubles Funds with participation of capital of JSC RVC invested more than 290 portfolio companies for the total amount of more than 23 billion rubles.

VEB Ventures (formerly VEB Innovations) is a company of the VEB group.Of the Russian Federation designed to support high-tech projects through direct transactions and management of funds. Among the priorities of VEB Ventures are financing of promising companies with the attraction of own funds, funds of private and public funds, as well as assistance to Russian startups in entering international markets. The company offers projects not only venture investments, but also tools to support operational management, as well as access to financial products of the companies of the VEB. RF Group. This allows for the formation of support schemes for Russian innovative companies, taking into account their individual needs, including to facilitate access to international markets.

Skyeer (LLC “Skyer it”) is an it company, the developer of an Analytics platform based on data from unmanned aerial vehicles, working and design documentation in 2D/3D formats. Provides Analytics for remote management of industrial, road, infrastructure, civil engineering, mining. In addition to the development and implementation of its own it products, the company operates on the model of DaaS (Drone as a service), providing data collection services using drones with their subsequent analysis on a turnkey basis.

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