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 Russian investment firm invested $10 million in Indian ed-tech firm Classplus

rtp indiaA consortium led by Russian investors of RTP Global invested $10.2 million in Classplus an Indian education-technology platform.

RTP Global is Founded in 2000 in Russia and has invested in 90 companies across US, Europe, India and South-East Asia. Russia's RTP Global leads the fundraising and other companies participate including Blume, Spiral Ventures, Strive and Sequoia Capital India's startup accelerator platform Surge. (Classplus is a mobile OS and a software as a service (SaaS) platform that lets coaching institutes. The startup, which was formerly known as XPrep, was founded in 2018)

RTP Global is listed in the Russian Investors Directory with the code MJ21.


 Russian investment firm acquired stake in Finland startup for $4 million

ifarm russian investorRussian investment firm IMI.VC and a consortium invested $4 million in iFarm, a Finland based startup in the field of agri-tech.

Founded in 2017, iFarm is a solution provider of indoor farming. At the first China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, the company won the Third Place of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection and in 2019 was in the list of top European AgTech startups.

IMI.VC is a Russian investment firm founded in 2011. Igor Matsanyuk, the founder of the company is an Internet entrepreneur. The company has invested in more than 40 innovative companies. The fundrising round was led by Gagarin Capital and besides IMI.VC, includes other firms like Matrix Capital, Impulse VC and several business angels.

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to IMI, check the Russian Investors Directory


 Russian investment firm invested $850,000 in US startup Qonversion

russian investors USARussian venture capital fund AddVenture and a consortium announced investment of $850,000 in US data platform firm Qonversion.

Qonversion is a data platform for mobile apps to help them grow their in-app subscription revenue. It is being used with more than 200 apps. Other investors in this round include LVL1 Group and some angel investors. (AddVenture is a Russian venture capital fund investing globally. The fund's investment range is $1-10 million and has invested in around 50 firms)

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to AddVenture, check the Russian Investors Directory


 Russian investors of Caspian Venture Capital acquires $50 million stake in Virgin Hyperloop

heryperloop russia investorsCaspian Venture Capital, a Russian VC firm and a consortium acquired $50 million stake in the California-based transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One.

Virgin Hyperloop One is a global strategic partnership between Hyperloop One and the Virgin Group. Its aim is to create a new passenger division while developing and maintaining passenger and mixed-use cargo service. (Caspian Venture Capital invests in startups in the technology, transport sector, agriculture, industry, consumer sector and robotics and typically invests between $1 million to $5 million).

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to Caspian Venture Capital, check the Russian Investors Directory.


 Russian investment firms Minden and Vollin acquired stake in UK Truphone for $300 million

truphone.jpgTwo Russian investment firms Vollin Holdings and Minden, have invested £255 million in funding to UK mobile operator Truphone.

Truphone, which is based in London and was founded in 2006, is a global mobile network that serves Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Their three main products include the Truphone SIM, Truphone Mobile Recording and the Truphone App. (Minden is Roman Abramovich's investment vehicle. Vollin Holdings is headed by Russian steel magnate Alexander Abramov.)

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to Minden and Vollin Holdings, check the Russian Investors Directory.


 Russia Simile Ventures acquired $2 million stake in SlicePay

simile ventures - slicepay.jpgRussian early-stage investment firm Simile Venture Partners, along with other investors, has participated in the $2 million funding of the Bengalore-based fintech startup SlicePay.

Founded in November 2015 by Deepak Malhotra and Rajan Bajaj, SlicePay is an instant credit application that college students can use for smarter and simpler payments. SlicePay will be using the funding to expand to three more cities from the current three cities that they are currently operational in. (Established in 2012, Simile Venture Partners specializes in investments like hatch stage, early stage, pre-seed, seed stage, and Series A financing with their priority markets being Europe, South-East Asia, India, Brazil, Turkey and Russia.)

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to Simile Venture Partners, check the Russian Investors Directory.


 Russian RDIF to set up $1 billion technology fund with Saudi Arabia

RDIF.jpgThe Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will be going on a joint venture with Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, to set up a $1 billion fund that will be used to invest in technology companies.

Established by the Russian government in June 2011, the RDIF is managed by Kirill Dmitriev and aims to make equity investments in Russia's high-growth sectors. Among RDIF's investments is Hyperloop One, a privately held Californian company working on a transportation system.

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to Russian Direct Investment Fund, check the Russian Investors Directory.


 Russia Emery Capital acquired $36 million stake in UK PremFina

premfina-emery capital.jpgRussia's Emery Capital and a group of investors acquired $36 million stake in UK firm PremFina.

Established in 2010, PremFina offers white label premium finance solutions that can provide brokers with the control they need over their customer relationships. (Emery Capital is a Russia-based venture capital management company. Founded in 2011, Emery Capital has since then focused in sectors like Fintech, 3D including AR and VR, the Internet of things and digital marketing)

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to Emery Capital, check the Russian Investors Directory


 Russian investment firm L1 Retail acquired Holland & Barrett for $2 billion

l1-retail-holland-&-barrett02.pngL1 Retail, an investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, acquired Holland & Barrett, the largest European chain of health and wellness food shops, for £1.8 billion.

Founded in 1870, Nuneaton based retailer Holland & Barrett has more than 1,150 locations throughout Europe as well as more than 4,200 manpower. The company has also exceeded £610 million in annual revenues in 2016. Holland & Barrett has more than 9000 skus of products including vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines, supplements, vegetarian food, homeopathy and natural beauty products. Aside from its growing online presence, the retailer also has 10 million active cardholders for its customer loyalty programme. (LetterOne Retail, or simply L1 Retail, aims to invest and help build the next generation of international retailers.)

To see a list of investors from Russia similar to L1 Retail, check the Russian Investors Directory


 Russian startup SimpleFinance acquired funding from SBI

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Russian FinTech company SimpleFinance has acquired funding from SBI Investments, one of Japan's leading venture capital firms.

Founded in 2015, SimpleFinance offers accessible financing tools like factoring, asset-backed loans, commercial mortgages, unsecured loans and tender loans to small and medium-sized businesses. (SBI FinTech Fund was established in December 2015 and has since then invested in various fields related to FinTech)

To see a list of investors from Russia check the Russian Investors Directory.




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