The SME Forum

Russia's Venture Capital Landscape: The Crossroads of Investor and Entrepreneur

14 Jun , 11:15–12:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Money
Congress Centre, zone D, conference hall D1

The venture capital market is a dynamic ecosystem influenced by various factors, including investors, entrepreneurs, and the economic environment. In 2022, the Russian venture capital landscape experienced a notable divide, with some participants choosing to exit the market while others remained. This shift has led to significant changes in the composition of participants and the geographical focus of their investments. Currently, the market is undergoing a profound transformation that will play a crucial role in determining Russia's technological sovereignty. How can the Russian venture capital market be enhanced to attract both investors and startups, while aligning with the needs of businesses and the government?

Elena Volotovskaya, Vice President for Investments at Softline; Head of Softline Venture Partners

Evgeny Borisov, Co-founder, Partner, Kama Flow
Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Andrey Krivenko, Founder, VkusVill
Ruslan Sarkisov, General Director, Voskhod Management Company
Vyacheslav Shulenin, General Director, Moscow Center for Healthcare Innovations

Front row participants
Anna Bukhalo, Advisor to the General Director, Management Company RVC
Evgeniy Larionov, Owner, Ex Libris; Co-founder, Experum; Member of the Board of Directors, Dome Foundation