INVESTMENT IN CHANGE: HOW THE RUSSIAN VENTURE MARKET WILL TRANSFORM IN THE UPCOMING YEARS
The high-tech sector became the third largest in the Russian M&A market ($ 3.2 billion), losing only to the fuel and energy sector and the financial segment. Large players have established themselves on the field of venture investors. How will this affect the mood of the market at the Open Innovations Forum will be discussed by the participants of the panel discussion "Midas Touch. Investing in high technology".
According to experts, the venture capital market continues to grow, but primarily due to late stage investors and an increase in the number of M&A transactions. And this applies not only to Russia, the trend is also observed in Europe and the USA. Can such growth be called sustainable, long-term and does it contribute to the emergence of new young companies?
“In the Russian venture capital market, corporations have recently been manifesting themselves more and more. They began to actively acquire technological projects and invest in minority shares at various stages. Such interest in startups is caused, first of all, due to the beginning of the development of the Digital Economy programs in Russia. Will this trend become a driver for exponential and quantum market growth in the upcoming years?”, comments Vladimir Sakovich, General Director of Skolkovo Ventures.
In the discussion, "Midas Touch. Investments in high technologies” will be attended by Aleksander Povalko, General Director, Chairman of the Management Board of RVC, Boris Podolsky, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Executive Director of ROSNANO Management Company, Ahmed El Behairi, Founder, Managing Director of WAKANDAI Ventures and other experts.