This article showcases our top picks for the best Russia based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Russia Venture Capital Companies
Hipway is an online travel company maintaining two websites – hiplcub.ru and hipway.ru. Hipclub.ru – is a private online travel club running 10-15 flash sale deals per week.
The deals include hotel stays and hotel+flight packages. Hipway.ru – is a travel package specialist offering wide range of hotel+flight packages of Russian tour operators.
Hipway recieved angel funding from superangels such as Michael van Swaaij and Chamath Palihapitya in 2010.. .
Rusbase is an independent media on business & technologies, as well as event organizer and developer services for entrepreneurs and investors. Rusbase provides market data and services that help to launch your business or invest in innovation projects.
Rusbase has rapidly become a leading online hub for entrepreneurs and investors. Today Rusbase’s activity spans 4 areas: media (news, analysis and online education), services for startups and investors, a Crunchbase-like database with info about all IT-sector investments and professional events, such as EdTech Russia, FinTech Russia, BigData Russia and Venture Awards Russia.
Backed in 2012 by Black Ocean (NYC). .
MILI is the fastest consumer finance company in Russia. It’s disruptive technology allows MILI to issue loans to active users of social networks, leveraging their social capital.
MILI has built unique scoring methods, paying equal attention to both standard information sources and users online social capital. Credit decision is made within 5 minutes directly on the website and money is transferred through one of the largest retail chains in Russia (over 5,000 retails posts) – Euroset..
MSU Business Incubator
Business Incubator MSU – it is an opportunity to turn your idea into a real business and become a true entrepreneur. We help young innovators to invent – design – to present – to realize and make their projects profitable.
Overview – 29 residents and 1,043 applications processed – 175 people work in the state created on the basis of hatchery – Turnover of resident companies and incubator graduates was more than 100 million rubles – The volume of attracted investments – more than 500 million rubles. – The market valuation of companies resident and graduate of – – Moscow State University Business Incubator – more than 1 billion rubles..
Russian Venture Company
Russian Venture Company Seed Fund is a Russian government initiative to encourage fledgling Russian ventures. The main aim of the fund is to invest and bolster innovative Russian start-ups promising high growth opportunities both on Russian and foreign IT markets.
The fund was established in 2006 and has a capital base of around US$ 1 billion.. .
Dsight is Business Intelligence platform founded in 2019 that includes databases (startups, investors, corporations, experts and events) and automated products for Technology Monitoring, Tech Scouting and Market\Startup Research in Russia and globally. The company is data exchange partner in Russia for Crunchbase and Pitchbook.
Dsight publishes Venture Russia reports twice a year covering VC\Hi-Tech investment deals and trends in Russia. Main clients the company works with are large corporations in various industries and VC funds.
Dsight is based in Moscow.. .
Since 2014, RedStone Capital has been founding and investing in high-potential businesses in Russia and the CIS. Our companies characteristically offer growth potential, technological leadership in their sectors, and they develop products and services that contribute to the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
We provide our companies with strategic guidance, process implementation, financial support and corporate governance, accelerating their growth and investment returns.. .
KamaFlow Business Launcher
KamaFlow is an independent investment firm that was founded in 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Kama Flow is specialized in innovative technologies in the fast-growing sectors.
Kama Flow’s competitive advantage has been grounded in a value-added investment approach that has enabled the firm to deliver high level services to its clients.. .
Bank of Russia
Bank of Russia is focused on the protection of the Ruble and its stability. The bank performs various functions, including issuing currency; elaborating and pursuing a single state monetary policy in interaction with the government of the Russian Federation; exercising its exclusive right to issue currency and manages currency circulation; operating as the lender of last resort for credit institutions and managing the system of refinancing them; setting the rules to effect settlements in the Russian Federation; setting the rules to conduct banking operations; managing various categories of budget accounts; making decisions on the state registration of credit institutions; supervising the activities of credit institutions and banking groups; registering the issue of securities by credit institutions; and conducting on its own or on the instruction of the Russian Government various kinds of banking operations.
The organization’s other functions include organizing and implementing foreign exchange regulation and control in compliance with federal legislation; establishing the procedure for effecting settlements with international organizations and foreign states as well as legal entities and private individuals; setting the accounting and reporting rules for the Russian banking sector; setting and publishing the official exchange rates of foreign currencies against the ruble; participating in drafting the Russian balance of payments forecast; establishing the procedure and terms and conditions for the organization by foreign currency exchanges; analyzing and making forecasts on the state of the Russian economy; and performing other functions in pursuance of federal laws. Bank of Russia was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia..
GVA LaunchGurus is an absolutely new concept of investing and launching startups. They use new and improve old methods to create a cohesive and effective community based on the ideas of professional development, expanding the contacts and helping in achieving success.
For 3 years the Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus proved its effectiveness by launching 164 startups with a success rate over 35%. The graduates of the Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus attracted more than $ 23 million of venture and private investments, created more than 626 jobs and reached capitalization of over $121 million.
And they keep on helping their graduates to achieve their goals! Come and see everything with your own eyes!. .
Rostec is an industrial company that focuses on electronics, weapons, and aviation. It provides smart city technology, engages in digitalization of public administration, industry, social industries, and is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, industrial Internet of things, big data, and blockchain systems.
The company is a partner of manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc.. .
Topdeposit.ru presents deposits of banks throughout Russia. Bank deposits are the best way to reliably invest your money.
The deposit calculator on Topdeposit.ru allows you to quickly and easily receive the best offers of Russian banks and calculate the yield on deposits. The site presents the highest rates for deposits, the best deposits in rubles and currencies, bank deposits, which will maximize your income.
Information on the site is regularly updated, so our users receive the most up-to-date information on the deposits of Russian banks. Topdeposit.ru allows you to find the best contribution in your city, considering such parameters as the frequency of interest calculation, capitalization, replenishment, partial withdrawal, gifts to deposits and much more..
Leorsa Innovations invests in companies with big ideas that aspire to be the best in the world. Excited by technological breakthroughs and cutting-edge ideas, Leorsa invests in a variety of companies from the initial seed round through to series A.
Leorsa provides these companies with unparalleled support from world class scientists and researchers to drive both growth and revenue.. .
Company “Atom Partners” was founded in 2010 and specializes in investment consulting and business acceleration growing technology companies. Within this range of problems we are actively working with both venture capital and corporate projects.
Our experience shows that this approach allows for more synergies through the use of best practices of both worlds, such as rigorous business planning and market analysis at the level of need for the project has already held business, but flexibility and openness to innovative scenarios typical of life venture projects. We are actively involved in the construction of a number of high-tech companies, passing along the way with our partners from the formation of the concept of the project to attract investment, create the product, the first sales.
Interacting with our partners – all of our customers, we believe it is the partners – we bring to their business, our expertise in the areas of corporate finance and capital markets, investment processes and approaches to the management of companies. Work with each client we take a strategic, long-term partnership.
Our task – to help our partners in building a world-class companies.. .
Zayed Fund for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Zayed Fund for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been established in 2017 to implement the long-term vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, under the direction of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The Zayed Fund was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UAE-based Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development with a capital of US$50 million to foster development of small and medium enterprises in Chechnya and to support its economy. The Zayed Fund’s model is inspired by KFED, which is based on the four pillars of training, guidance, financing and support.
The Zayed Fund for Entrepreneurship and Innovation aims to empower and motivate youth and raise their leadership capacities, and to contribute to developing Chechnya’s economy and achieve its prosperity and social empowerment.. .
National Business Angels Association
NBAA is a Russia-wide trade association for business-angels, seed funds, and other early stage VC market players. NBAA was created in 2009 by 4 major national angel groups.
By now its membership base consists of 6 full and 3 associated members, representing some 75% of the organized part of the Russian early stage VC market. NBAA is officially supported by a number of key private and state organizations, including Russian State Corporation for Nanotechnology (www.rusnano.com), Russian State Venture Company (www.rusventure.ru), and Russian Venture Capital Association (www.rvca.ru)..
High-tech mentor-led business acceleration programme targeting Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. Located in Moscow, Russia.
First in CIS & Eastern Europe member of Techstars Network. TexDrive works with any technology projects, not only IT/Internet, and offers a very unique proposition for hi-tech entrepreneurs of the region: – international experience (creating multi-billion global companies, technological expertise, business building, successful investments at idea stage in more than 1000 companies); – fast investment in 3 stages: $25Ðš + >$100Ðš + >$1M (including best angels, venture funds and companies in the world); – access to global markets (via networks of the team, partners and mentors); – real connections around the world (>250 thousand senior level contacts in CIS, Europe and USA); – infrastructure: discounts, support, office, etc.
The programme boasts an impressive list of over 100 known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from 12 countries, including Russia, Europe and USA, who have built successful Russian and global high-tech companies as its mentors. This list features, to name just a few, people behind such companies as IBS Group Holding (the largest Russian system integrator), Mail.ru Group (largest mail portal in Russia, IPO on LSE in 2010), Qiwi (a widely spread payments operator service), Headhunter (the â„–1 CIS Internet recruitment site acquired by DST), Tobii (leader in eye tracking), Forward Internet Group (the company behind uSwitch), Openbravo (the leading open source ERP provider), Techhub, practitioners from Skolkovo Foundation (Russian Silicon Valley) and others..
Choister is a service that helps search, analyze and compare all available educational programs. Whether you are looking for a degree or a certificate, online or offline, full-time or part-time — Choister will make it easier for you.
Choister finds all the educational programs, structures the data, helps users make smart choices, and then sends the motivated students to the schools’ websites. .
The KVK Team was organized in 2012 by private investors, who are interested in the innovative companies’ development in the IT field. We’re focused on the young in this field Russian market.
Our mission is to help talented and firm of purpose entrepreneurs in creating not just some viable business, but in realizing their the most daring and brilliant ideas. We create companies, which become the leaders in their field on the native IT market and successfully enter the international level.
The headquarters of our company is in Los Angeles. During our tenure, we managed to form the gifted and professional community in the scope of IT, marketing, logistics and management.
We consider this is our main achievement. The well-defined, coordinated team work helps make decisions quickly, work out and incarnate the strategy of business’ development step-by-step.
Two large-scale projects were successfully implemented by our team. We’re going to start up five projects more soon.
These facts prove we deserve confidence. In business angels we believe! We don’t waste our resources for nothing.
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