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VCs Are Flocking to Russia

VCs Are Flocking to Russia

Russia is experiencing a gold rush of sorts, as venture funds from the U.S and Europe attempt to cash in on the largest and fastest-growing Internet market in Europe. Esther Dyson recognized early that innovation was occurring outside Silicon Valley. So, she began nurturing young start-ups in emerging markets, investing in Russia as far back

Russia’s Consummate Connector

Sasha Galitsky, a scheduled speaker at DLD Moscow, a conference taking place May 27-29,  is one of the most influential persons in the Russian tech industry. A a tech pioneer, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and consummate connector, on any given day you might find him in the Kremlin or hanging out at Eric Schmidt’s office

How Technology and Venture Capital Are Transforming Russia

In late March Bessemer Venture Partners became the first tier-one investment firm to partner with the Skolkovo Foundation, a Russian government-financed technology and innovation hub on the outskirts of Moscow.It is unlikely to be the last. A key part of Russia’s ambitious bid to transform from a resource-intensive economy to one based an innovation is