I come to Technopark events with pleasure to get acquainted with excellent founders and their projects. For example, here I met Russian Bear Market, which as a result received an investment from United Investors.
In 2019, together with Skolkovo Technopark team and AdVentureLand community we created the largest online accelerator in our country - Skolkovo Community. It gave me and my friends who are also investors an opportunity to invest in great startups without intermediaries. Over the past year, I made more than 55 investment offers to the finalists of Skolkovo Community accelerator. To date, about 10 deals have been closed, and it is just the beginning.
I am very grateful toTechnopark Skolkovo and AdVentureLand program for their active support of events which involve investors in Skolkovo ecosystem and, in general, it is worth mentioning that in just over a year Technopark has become the center of the Russian venture capital ecosystem. Together we came up with and launched InvesTOR competition. More than hundred promising projects have already participated, some of them have found an investor. With the efforts of the Technopark, we launched a school for investors and have already trained more than fifty people.
Thanks to our active work with Technopark we have found several interesting projects to invest, including the Paycon project, which is now one of the most successful projects in our portfolio. It shows impressive growth results.
I really appreciate what the AdVentureLand team does. They are building the community, online marathons, long-term diligent work on the awareness of startups and angels. It is awesome! As the result of our communication, I want to mention my portfolio project Via.delivery, which is developing successfully and is going to conquer Silicon Valley and take part in Alchemist accelerator program.
Cooperation with Skolkovo Technopark is always dynamic and productive. In November 2019, our “Perspective Projects” investment community, with the efforts of the Technopark, organised ProINVEST2019 forum, which gathered more than 700 private and corporate investors from Russia and the CIS.
We always take part in Technopark projects, get acquainted and work with startups from their ecosystem. Interaction with Skolkovo AdventureLand investors’ community and Skolkovo Technopark is also an extra source of high-quality and interesting projects for our pipeline. We will continue working together to track successful deals in the future.