The Venture Economy in Developing Countries
COVID has become a driver of accelerated growth of the digital economy. Industries that rely on digitalization of conventional offline areas of the economy are growing by tens or even hundreds percent annually, while the traditional, brick-and-mortar economy is bordering on a recession. Experts also agree that there is now a surplus of cash available in capital markets. Put together, this bodes well both for the launch of new business ideas and for existing startups going public. How can companies effectively tap the venture investment market and get access to new business ideas and projects? How can funds build an efficient funnel of selection and competition for the best and brightest, and which criteria to apply? How can VCs and corporation collaborate? What strategies and return on investment horizons do venture funds see today? What does it mean to be a successful VC or a successful startup in present-day reality?
Lev Khasis, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Faris Sohail Faris Al Mazrui, Head of Mubadala's Russia and CIS Investment Program
Kirill Androsov, Executive Director, Atlas Asset Management Pte. Ltd
Leonid Boguslavsky, General Partner, RTP Global
Anatoly Braverman, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Victor Orlovsky, Founder, Managing Partner, FortRoss Ventures (online)