Skolkovo Ventures

Investment Platform
for Russian Tech Market
Skolkovo Ventures has built ₽25+ billion
technology investment market
Venture capital funds
₽5 billion VC funds
in IT and Industry 4.0
₽7 billion of closed deals
in tech innovations
Partner in the
pre-IPO Fund
₽10 billion comanaged with
VTB Capital Asset Management
Investment strategies for technological growth
For large corporations
Startup investment mentoring
400+ Skolkovo residents
raised ₽3+ billion
Cloud video surveillance and video analytics
$8 000 000
Ivideon is the leader of the Russian market of cloud video surveillance for SMB. The company's platform solution allows you to access your own cameras over the Internet and to monitor your business of any scale remotely, as well as increase its efficiency through external and proprietary cloud video analytics modules. Ivideon's clients are small, medium and large businesses in more than 80 countries from a wide range of industries: Dodo pizza, Henkel, Google, MegaFon, Yandex Taxi, etc.

Year of foundation: 2010

Skolkovo Ventures investments: 2018

Co-investors: Impulse.VC, Rusnano Sistema SICAR, business angels
AR platform for maintenance and repair
$3 200 000
The Israeli-Russian project Fieldbit brought the simplicity and interactivity of modern AR technologies to the world of maintenance service and repair (MRO). Through the Fieldbit platform the customer can connect the repair worker "in the fields" with the engineering competence center in real time using a regular mobile phone, tablet or augmented reality glasses, transmit and save step-by-step instructions, and integrate with the existing IoT infrastructure. The company's clients are British Petroleum, Emerson, Linde Gas and other major international corporations.

Year of foundation: 2014

Skolkovo Ventures Investments: 2018
BFG Group
IT platform for industrial reengineering
₽50 000 000
BFG Group is the developer of an IT platform that allows you to create digital twins of enterprise production systems and use artificial intelligence to optimize the business processes of the enterprise, significantly reducing production cycles, the volume of work in progress, thereby multiplying the company's profit. The platform is a tool for end-to-end production management from the CEO to the workplace, serving as a decision support system with the answer to the "what if?" question and operational management with the issuance of shift-daily tasks. Through the BFG platform, the company synchronizes production flows for the sake of common goals, such as improving competitiveness and efficiency, and ensuring that the program is completed on time. The company's clients are large enterprises and holdings such as Renova, STM, UAC, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, BTK holding and the others.

The company was founded in 2016 by Vladimir Kutergin, Artem Stolov and Alexey Evsyagin.

Skolkovo Ventures Investments: 2019

Co-investors: FRII

Maximum Education
Leader of preparation for Russian SAT exam
₽390 000 000
Maximum Education is the leader in preparing scholchildren for the Russian SAT, the company also prepares high school students for exams in English and Programming. More than 140,000 Maximum graduates from 52 Russian regions have already passed SAT exams and entered the best Russian universities.

The company was founded in 2013 by Mikhail Myagkov.

Skolkovo Ventures investments: 2019

So-investors: CapMan, Russia Partners, Nova Capital.
End-to-end business intelligence system
$4 000 000
The end-to-end business intelligence system Roistat collects data from the client's CRM system, ad platforms, website and builds reports on more than 40 business indicators in seconds. The convenience and ease of setting up of Roistat, as well as integration with most online services, already allows thousands of businesses to use the most of their marketing budgets.

Roistat was founded in 2014 by Herman Gavrilov and Eugene Udodov.

Skolkovo Ventures investments: 2018
The designer of healthy and wholesome food
$3 000 000
Elementaree – is one of the pioners of the Russian personalized nutrition market, it delivers sets of prepared food supply with step-by-step instructions for self-cooking at home. The company was founded by Olga Zinovieva, a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Year of foundation: 2014

Skolkovo Ventures investments: 2018

Co-investors: business angels
The first online platform for professionals in automated warehouse management of used cars based on live market data mining
₽200 000 000
Through combining data from car sales transactions, current offers, and information about the history of car ownership and operation into a single information system, CM. Expert estimates car liquidity and shows how the speed of car sales changes along with price, checks the car by its VIN number in a few seconds (for restrictions, collateral, accidents), helps to quickly set optimal price to sell used car with maximum profit as soon as possible, and also controls any deviations from the goal. This allows dealers to significantly increase warehouse turnover and increase the efficiency of working capital.

CM.Expert is currently used by over 1,000 Russian car dealerships. More than ₽30 billion of capital invested in used cars is managed by the CM.Expert platform. Every month, more than 120,000 cars are analysed in CM.Expert.

Company founder – Oleg Nasonov.

Skolkovo Ventures Investments: 2020
Network services virtualization system
$2 000 000
At NFWare, we develop super-fast virtualized IP routing solutions for Service Providers, Operators and Data Centers.

Groundbreaking virtualisation technology and proven multi-core packet-processing algorithms allow NFWare products to create high-performance infrastructure with the flexibility and agility of software and carrier-grade capabilities only normally seen on hardware.

Skolkovo Ventures is an investment adviser to NFWare. The deal attracted investments from Sistema VC, EG Private Equity, Almaz Capital, Maxfield Capital, and Telefonica.
Clinical data processing system
₽150 000 000
Data MATRIX team has been working with clinical data since 2009. We process data, analyse it and develop documents to be accepted by the Russian Ministry of Health, FDA, and EMA.

Data MATRIX products automate the processes of clinical trials, and users manage and monitor its progress online. Data MATRIX team has conducted 180 projects for pharmaceutical and biotech companies and CROs. With Data MATRIX products, 6 out of 10 TOP Big Pharma companies reduced their R&D costs by 15%.

Skolkovo Ventures is the company's exclusive investment adviser. As part of the deal, investments were raised from FRIA and Primer Capital.
Geosteering Technologies
Software for remote drilling support
$2 000 000
Geonaft is a one of the leading Russian vendor of software for "smart drilling". Being a technology expert in the sphere of geosteering, geomechanics and petrophysics, the company provides integrated and modular software solutions and renders services of remote drilling support on their basis.

With the help of software products of Geonaft over 1000 horizontal and directional wells were drilled. Clients include Gazpromneft, Rosneft, Slavneft, Bashneft, Lukoil and other oil & gas and oil related service companies.

Skolkovo Ventures is an investment consultant for Geosteering Technologies. Working with the company, a competitive investment process was organized, which resulted in attracting investments from AYR Financials, Phystech Ventures, North Energy Ventures and a number of business angels.
VIST Group
Information systems for digitalization of mining enterprises, metallurgy and other industries
₽2 400 000 000
Zyfra Mining (part of Zyfra Group) is an international company in the field of development and implementation of information technologies for the mining industry and metallurgy. Since 1988 Zyfra Mining (formerly VIST Group) has been a leader in automation of large mining companies in Russia and the CIS countries. The company also successfully cooperates with mining companies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The divisions, branches and partners of Zyfra Mining are located in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, Morocco, Peru, Chile, South Africa and other regions of the world with developed mining industry. In total, Zyfra Mining has implemented more than 70 projects around the world among leading mining companies.

Skolkovo Ventures advised VIST Groups on attracting investment
from I2BF Global Ventures and VTB Capital. Two years later, with the participation of Skolkovo Ventures, the company's business was successfully sold to the Zyfra Group.
Innovation Center «Stankoservis»
IIoT – monitoring equipment operation system
₽850 000 000
Stankoservis group of companies specializes in improving the efficiency of equipment at industrial enterprises through IIoT solutions.
The company's flagship development is the iiot-industrial equipment monitoring system "Dispatcher", which allows you to quickly connect and monitor any industrial equipment in the enterprise, showing bottlenecks in the production process and providing tools for their elimination. Due to the developed system, all equipment is integrated into a single network, forming the basis for the transition to Industry 4.0.

Skolkovo Ventures is an exclusive investment consultant for «Stankoservis». The Skolkovo Ventures team organized a structured competitive sale process among Russian and international strategic buyers, as a result of which the company's business was acquired by the Zyfra Group.
Vendor of face recognition solutions
Vocord is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of video surveillance systems and video analytics.

The company's portfolio of solutions includes facial recognition systems, photo and video recording of traffic violations, traffic flow analytics, and other intelligent video surveillance. The company's developments are bought by banks, retailers, transport companies, law enforcement agencies, etc. Vocord facial recognition algorithm has repeatedly taken the first place in recognition accuracy, overtaking the world's leading video analytics vendors.

Skolkovo Ventures is an investment advisor to Vocord. As part of the deal, some of the company's facial recognition technologies were sold to a major international strategic buyer.
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Board of Directors
Vladimir Sakovich
Since September 2019, Vladimir holds the position of Director General of Skolkovo Ventures LLC.

Since June 2017 – Managing Director, Head of Investment team.Before joining the Skolkovo he worked as investment director in the venture investments department of VTB Capital, where he was involved in more than 15 venture deals in Russia, the United States and the EU, including participation in syndicates with leading international venture funds (Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures). Several portfolio companies were brought to the stage of a successful "exit" by Vladimir (M&A and MBO in Russia, IPO on NASDAQ, M&A in the US).He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Faculty of Innovation and High Technologies and New Economic School under the Master of Finance program.
Managing Partner
Pavel Morozov
Pavel is responsible for venture capital fund's management and cooperation with the Venture partners.

Before joining Skolkovo Ventures, Pavel worked as investment director in VTB Capital, RBV Capital and Troika Dialog. He was involved in over 25 venture capital transactions including Troika Dialog investments in Evernote and iiko, RBV Capital's exit from RetroSense Therapeutics via company acquisition by Allergan (NYCE:AGN), VTB Capital's exit from Rolith via company acquisition by Metamaterial Technologies, he served as a Board member in iiko, Grid Dynamics, Avalanche Technology, Rolith and other startups. From 2003 till 2007 Pavel worked at A4Vision, a cross-border Russian-American startup where he was responsible for standardization of technology at ISO and managed several key accounts.

Pavel graduated with honors from MSU after M.V. Lomonosov and has a PhD degree in mathematics.
Executive Director, Head of Investment Office
Dmitry Schigolev
Dmitry is responsible for M&A deal structuring and private placements, he has participated in a large number of deals with technological companies.

Before joining Skolkovo Ventures, Dmitry worked at investment-banking consulting company Advance Capital, where he participated in execution of several deals with small and medium-sized companies. Prior to joining Advance Capital, Dmitry worked at investment boutique and private equity firm IBRG Capital. He focused on execution of M&A transactions with companies in food retail and media industries. The previous experience included several engineering positions in Aerospace industry.

Dmitry graduated from NES and Bauman State Technical University.
COO, Head of operations
Natalia Roshchina
Natalia has over 15 years of professional experience in finance, including 7 years in management positions in private equity and asset management.

She started her career in 2002 in KPMG Moscow as external auditor, participating and supervising audit engagements of leading Russian oil and gas companies. Starting from 2006 she worked in internal finance, growing from Head of IFRS (Russian holding company with development, real estate and retail industry focus) to CFO ("Fleming Family & Partners", international family office and asset management, and "Da Vinci Capital" private equity). The total assets under management she dealt with was over $500m.

Natalia graduated with honors from State University of Management (GUU), Moscow (Economics, anti-crisis management). She's a fellow-member (FCCA) of Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2008 and has FSFR (Federal Financial Market Service) certificate 1.0.
Investment Strategy Director
Dmitry Zubanov
Dmitry is responsible for investment strategy in new technologies and for the strategy of preparing tech business for sale.

Before joining Skolkovo Ventures, Dmitry worked 5 years in high-tech companies and start-ups (Google, Double Data et al.) and 4 years in strategic consulting (McKinsey and Roland Berger). Managed Big Data projects, that resulted in: better prediction of churning clients and better cross-sell for Russian banks, stronger credit scoring models for payday loans in Vietnam, a breakthrough approach to data-driven marketing research for FMCG and pharma producers. Optimised production efficiency (machinery, steel-works, mining), managed turnarounds in large CapEx projects (construction of nuclear power plant and oil pipeline). Developed strategy of new business launch for freight transportation and repair strategy of rolling stock.

Dmitry got bachelor's and master's degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Department of Innovations and High Technologies) and MBA degree from London Business School.
Managing Director
Stanislav Kolesnichenko
Stanislav is responsible for Ecosystem Development in Skolkovo Ventures.

Started his career in KPMG in corporate finance for 5 years he has extensive consulting experience in corporate finance and business valuation. Has operational experience on executive positions in internet industry in Fast Lane Ventures and Viamedix Fund. Was Strategy and Corporate Development Director in major global advertising holding Dentsu Aegis Network in Russia. Had been launching an OTT online video platform ShowJet in Russia in the role of CFO. Worked in Nielsen backed VC fund in Israel.

Stanislav graduated Sofaer International MBA in Tel Aviv University, has BSc and MSs degrees in Strategic and Corporate Management at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Russia).
Investment Director
Egor Popov
Backed by more than 10 years in the industry Egor is focused primarily on M&A and private placement advisory services.

Prior to joining Skolkovo Ventures team, he was leading a Business development function at an innovative tech start-up with two series of funding raised, including strategic investor. Before that Egor had been specializing in M&A and fundraising for more than 6 years as an AVP at Credit Suisse and Associate at FCG. In total he participated in projects across various industries with an approximate value of around $1 bln. Egor started his career at Deloitte.

Egor graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation specializing in Finance and credit.
Investment Director, Deputy Head of Investment Office
Andrey Savchenko
Andrey is focused on business development and execution of M&A transactions, strategic advisory, raising debt and equity capital.

Prior to joining Skolkovo Ventures, he served as VP at Otkritie Bank, a TOP-5 bank in Russia, and was involved in establishing of asset management company with the main investment focus on special situation projects, restructurings and exit financings. Before that, Andrey worked in Oaklins, the global mid-market investment banking advisor, and was responsible for searching of new business opportunities on Russian market. With more than 20 closed investment banking deals, he has strong execution skills and in-depth expertise in corporate finance.

Andrey graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and from Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Associate Director
Mikhail Stefanenko
Mikhail is responsible for attracting private investments in high-tech companies.

He previously worked at Gazprombank in DCM, Ernst&Young, and Laser Solutions Holdings where he was responsible for business development in the Russian and foreign markets.

Mikhail holds a bachelor's degree from the Higher School of Economics and the University of London.
Managing Partner, Industrial Fund
Victor Chervyakov
Victor is responsible for investment deals initiation and execution with Industrial fund managed by Skolkovo Ventures.

Victor was engaged in raising capital investments in High-tech companies in the perimeter of the Skolkovo Foundation, then to Skolkovo Ventures, and successfully closed 5 transactions.<br> Prior to joining the company Victor worked at VTB Capital Asset Management, where he was engaged in business development of portfolio companies and searching for exit opportunities form existing assets. Victor successfully closed a number of M&A and MBO transactions, both in Russia and abroad.
Managing Partner, IT Fund
Alexander Chaykin
Experience: KAMAZ Group, Grishin Robotics, Russia Partners and KPMG

Investment deals: participated in more than 20 venture deals, including investments in Ring (acquired by Amazon), Eero (acquired by Amazon), Sphero, LittleBits (acquired by Sphero), Slice (acquired by Rakuten), Zipline, Spire Global

Total investment experience: 13 years

Education: Moscow Power Engineering Institute
Managing Director
Pavel Yantsevich
Pavel is responsible for relations with major corporate and institutional market players, authorities in regulations and ecosystem development.

Prior to joining Skolkovo Ventures team he served as an investment manager for major government-owned companies, in particular responsible for business development, crisis management, strategic and business planning and was acting as apologist for development and implementation of innovations. Previously he served in different positions for federal and regional authorities and was responsible for development of investment potential of industries (production sector, energy, IT and innovations), was one of the originators of Skolkovo Foundation and Russian Direct Investment Fund, developed turnaround programs for the country's systemic companies during the 2008 crisis period. He has over 15 years experience in investments.

Pavel graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in financial management for government control.
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