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Venture Capital

VTB Capital venture business leads the way in the venture capital market in Russia and the CIS. Investing in Russian innovative cutting-edge technology is among VTB Capital’s priorities.

Over the past few years VTB Capital venture business has backed 35 companies in rapidly growing sectors of economy including cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy efficiency, Russian E-commerce and consumer internet. We bet on growing demand for unique technologies and innovative business models specifically tailored for different industries.

The long-term partnership with Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), one of the top global venture firms, plays a key role for VTB Capital venture business. The portfolio companies obtain vital global exposure and the ability to build international partnerships to penetrate foreign markets. VTB Capital believes that the potential of Russian technologies in today’s global economy remains hugely unexplored. We are confident in numerous high-return start-up opportunities originating out of leading Russian scientific research institutions and pioneer IT companies.

Key deals and achievements:

  • Assets under management over US$350 mln
  • Partnership with leading venture investors in USA, Europe, Russia and the CIS
  • Investment portfolio comprised of 35 companies worldwide
  • For effective risk management of venture capital investments, according to Expert RA, 2012
  • Best National Venture Firm Award, according to the Russian National League of Management, 2011
  • First Russian venture-backed IPO (MICEX: RNAV)
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