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 Russian investment firm IIDF has acquired stake in US startup Vectorly

Internet Initiatives Development Fund, a Russian venture fund, has acquired stake in Vectorly, a US startup for training IT team.

Founded in 2019, Vectorly drives company growth by providing employees with personalized career paths based on continuous skill feedback and working activity.

(Founded in 2013, Internet Initiatives Development Fund is a venture fund that creates infrastructure and conditions for Russia-based businesses.)


 Russian VC has acquired stake in Spain game developer for $4.1 million

My.Games Venture Capital, the investment division of My.Games, has acquired stake in The Breach Studios, a game developer based in Barcelona for $4.1 million (€3.5 million).

Established in 2018, The Beach Studios is a video game developer & publisher based in Barcelona and formed by Ferran Punti García and Jordi Guerrero. (MY.GAMES Venture Capital is an early-stage venture firm based in Moscow, Russia. The company primarily supports gaming projects and companies)


 Russian investment firm HashCIB has acquired stake in US blockchain startup for $4.3 million

HashCIB, an investment firm that focuses on fintech, has acquired stake in Centrifuge, a US blockchain startup, for $4.3 million.

Centrifuge is an open, decentralized operating system to connect the global financial supply chain. It allows participants to transact on a global network while maintaining ownership of their data, including their validated company details, their reputation, business relationships, and subsequent transactions.

(Founded in 2018, HASH CIB offers financial solutions in the rapidly developing crypto-assets market. It is headquartered in Moscow City, Russia.)


 Russian RBV Capital has acquired stake in US medtech company for $80 million

RBV Capital, a venture capital based in Russia, has acquired stake in Pipeline Therapeutics, a US-based medical technology company for $80 million.

Pipeline Therapeutics is a developer of regenerative therapies designed to promote functional recovery of neurological diseases. The company's therapies leverage the natural repair process in several different nervous system cell types to target diseases such as multiple sclerosis, providing patients with a treatment to repair damage to the nervous system.

(Founded in 2014, RBV Capital is a venture fund based in Moscow, Russia with a partnership office in Wilen, Switzerland. The company focuses on pharmaceuticals, biologics, digital healthcare products, and medical devices.)


 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.




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