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Venture Investments in Russia

Russian venture market in 2015 demonstrated a definite margin of safety
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA, May 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to experts' assessments, in 2015, 35% of the total global venture investments were directed towards regions other than America, among them Europe, Asia, Russia and other countries.

"This tendency speaks to that fact that potential investors are considering Russia to be a strategic partner and they are ready to refocus their funds," Marvin Liao, partner at 500 Startups, said.

According to MoneyTreeTM's annual review, which was prepared by PwC together with Russian Venture Company, the Russian venture market in 2015 demonstrated a definite margin of safety.

"Having stimulated the main development trends of the Russian venture sector in 2015, it is possible to make the conclusion that, despite the unstable macroeconomic situation, the Russian venture market demonstrated a good safety margin," Director of Association of Innovative Regions of Russia Ivan Fedotov said. "As a whole, the level and dynamics of investor activity on the market allows for making optimistic forecasts."

The IT sector maintains its leading positions for investment volumes and its share amounts to 88%. The industrial technology and biotechnology sectors demonstrated confident growth and increased their investment share to 12%.

The biotech sector underwent an almost seven-fold increase in the number of deals.

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