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Russian Venture Company (OJSC RVC) is a government fund of venture funds.

RVC is one of the Russian Federation’s key tools in building a national innovation ecosystem. RVC’s mission is to promote Russia’s domestic venture capital industry by capitalizing venture funds, most of them privately-owned. In general, RVC operates via public-private partnerships, with RVC committing up to 49% of a venture fund’s capital, with the remainder to be committed by private investors. In addition, RVC acts as a “think tank” for the Russian venture capital industry to originate public policy ideas for the benefit of the venture capital sector.

As of March 2011, RVC has backed twelve funds with a capitalization, collectively, of RUB 25 billion (USD 860 million). RVC’s stake in these funds is, collectively, RUB 15 billion (USD 520 million). These funds are:

  • Bioprocess Capital Ventures (RUB 3,000 million, or USD 103 million)
  • Leader Innovations (RUB 3,000 million, or USD 103 million)
  • Maxwell Bio-Tech (RUB 3,061 million, or USD 105 million)
  • New Technologies (RUB 3,061 million, or USD 105 million)
  • RVC Seed Fund (RUB 2,000 million, or USD 69 million)
  • Russian Venture Capital I LP (RUB 300 million, or USD 10 million)
  • Russian Venture Capital II LP (RUB 300 million, or USD 10 million)
  • S-Group Ventures (RUB 1,800 million, or USD 62 million)
  • Tamir Fishman CIG Russian Fund (RUB 2,000 million, or USD 69 million)
  • VTB Venture Fund (RUB 3,061 million, or approxUimately USD 105 million)
  • RVC Infrastructure Investment Fund (RUB 2,000 mln, or USD 68 million)
  • RVC Biopharmaceutical Investment Fund (RUB 1,500 mln, or USD 52 million)

Also as of March 2011, these RVC-backed funds collectively had a portfolio of 60 companies in which they had invested capital of RUB 6.0 billion (USD 206 million).

RVC was established pursuant to Order No. 838-r of the Russian government on June 7, 2006, and is 100% owned by the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo). It has an authorized capital of RUB 30 billion (USD 1,034 million).

In the years to come, RVC is expected to play a pivotal role in the development of the Russian venture capital industry.


Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.


Luxoft, an IBS Group company, is a global leader in high-end software application development and recognized as the premier Central and Eastern European service provider. Companies trust our unparalleled technical proficiency, engineering excellence, deep domain expertise, and best-in-class practices to improve business effectiveness and maximize ROI. We add value by designing and delivering solutions for increased productivity, accelerated innovation, and optimized IT architecture. Our worldwide offshore infrastructure, extensive network of offices, and long-term investment in R&D, enables us to offer superior service delivery and support across a wide array of industries, including: Aerospace, Automotive & Transport, Banking & Finance, Software Development, E-commerce, Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, Media & Publishing and Telecommunications.

With over 4,500 employees located in 17 locations around the globe, it is outstanding people that are the driving force behind Luxoft’s continued success. We grow and develop talent by leveraging top-notch instruction programs and a complete state-of-the-art Training Center, which allows employees to sharpen their skills by accessing over 200 general training courses as well as customer-specific education classes.

At Luxoft, we are proud to work with cutting edge technologies on projects for some of the world’s largest, most successful organizations, including Deutsche Bank, Boeing, UBS, IBM, Thomson, Alstom, IDS, Sabre Holdings, Avaya, Alcatel, Ping Identity, AePONA, Harman.


T-Systems, a strategic performance unit of Deutsche Telekom Group, is one of the world’s leading ICT providers. Its core business is development, implementation, support and modernization of information systems in various fields. The company renders a full range of IT-infrastructure outsourcing services, including desktop services and hosting of applications in T-Systems’ own high-quality data centers.

Over 400 international companies are among T-Systems clients, including leading world market players: Shell, BP, Phillips, Daimler, Lukoil, Russian Railways, Sheremetyevo International Airport, Volkswagen and others.

T-Systems operates in more than 20 countries and employs over 50 000 specialists. The company has been represented in Russia since 1995. Its offices are located in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Visit www.t-systems.ru for more information.


Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization software. The company is organized into two business units: Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement; and Desktop Virtualization and Mac Business Unit.

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business Unit:
Parallels enables service providers of all sizes to quickly launch and profitably deliver a widest range of hosting and cloud services for small and medium businesses (SMBs). More than 5,000 service providers rely on Parallels to deliver cloud services to more than 10 million SMBs in 125 countries. The company’s customers and partners include traditional hosters, communication service providers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, and Web designers. Parallels is focused on enabling Web presence and Web applications services, communication and collaboration services, infrastructure services, and software as a service (SaaS) business applications. Parallels flagship service integration mechanism – APS – is a free and open application packaging standard that creates a simple and fast way for cloud services providers to offer new services, including aggregated services provided by third parties. Parallels also works with and enables hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) to sell their services through the service provider channel.

Desktop Virtualization and Mac Business Unit
Parallels makes it possible and simple for businesses of all sizes and consumers to run any technology they need on a variety of platforms without compromise. More than three million people worldwide rely on Parallels Desktop to simplify their computing experience. Parallels Desktop for Mac, the company’s award-winning desktop flagship product that empowers people to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting, has a commanding 78 percent market share in desktop virtualization on a Mac. Parallels Server for Mac, the world’s only server virtualization solution for the Mac, transforms Mac hardware into a multi-purpose platform that can run Mac OS X and other operating systems (OSes), such as Microsoft Windows and Linux, side-by-side without rebooting. Parallels’ groundbreaking virtualization solutions for Windows include Parallels Workstation Extreme, the world’s only workstation virtualization solution that enables direct assignment of hardware to virtual machines for running the most demanding and graphically intensive 64-bit and 32-bit programs on multiple OSes for individual or multiple simultaneous users.


EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.

The St. Petersburg Development Center (established in 2007) brings innovative products to the market for EMC’s global offering. Key areas of development:

  • Data storage systems
  • Content management

Please find more at: www.emc-spb.com and www.russia.emc.com.

First Line Software

First Line Software is a premiere provider of product development and custom software development services. First Line’s clients range from global industry leaders to medium-sized growth companies and startups in North America, Europe, and Asia. First Line is headquartered in the US and operates multiple software development centers in Russia. First Line’s culture is grounded in technical excellence, effective communication, and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile.

First Line specializes in serving the most demanding clients whose primary focus in outsourcing is on quality, reliability and continuity. First Line’s customers benefit from our almost two decades of experience and deep expertise in building, operating and growing highly productive distributed software development teams. We strive to maximize business value for clients through transparency, communication, and collaborative approach to client engagements.

Contacts: +1.877.737.7178, sales@firstlinesoftware.com, www.firstlinesoftware.com.


Polarion Software is a global leader in the field of Requirement Management and comprehensive Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software solutions and services. With over 1,000,000 users globally and hundreds of Fortune 1000 organizations; Polarion provides companies with fully integrated, web-based solutions to lower costs and increase efficiencies while replacing legacy client server dinosaurs with disruptive low prices sourced via multiple channels for ease of purchase, installation, and customer support. For more information, visit www.polarion.com.


With more than 380,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

Engineered to work together, from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications, Oracle systems:

  • Provide better performance, reliability, security, and flexibility
  • Lower the cost and complexity of IT implementation and management
  • Deliver greater productivity, agility, and better business intelligence

For customers needing modular solutions, Oracle’s open architecture and multiple operating-system options also give customers unmatched benefits from best-of-breed products in every layer of the stack, allowing them to build the best infrastructure for their enterprise.

Astrosoft Development

Astrosoft Development is a leading full-service provider of Software Manufacturing services for global companies and startups around the world. Drawing from over 20 years of experience, we recognize that companies large and small thrive to bring innovative products to market faster than the competition, reduce the cost of product manufacturing lifecycle, improve product quality and to increase the overall customer retention and loyalty. We provide services worldwide helping our customers to gain advantages and real value working with high-qualified software experts creating qualified software for customer needs. The company is headquartered in Saint-Petersburg, has R&D offices in Veliky Novgorod and Krasnoyarsk, and representative offices in Germany and Finland. To get more information please visit www.astrosoft-development.com.


Microsoft—is the world IT leader in the field of the software, IT Services and solutions. It is one of the largest global corporations, with representative offices in more than 190 countries and 92,7 thousand employees. Brand Microsoft is one of the strongest and expensive in the world—according to Best Global Brands 2010 its cost is more than $60 bln.

Microsoft has opened the representative office in Russia in 1992. Today the company is presented in all regions of the country, Microsoft regional offices are opened in 70 cities. Partner ecosystem Microsoft is presented by more than 9 500 authorized companies-partners.

Microsoft product portfolio includes desk and network operating systems, server applications for client-server ecosystems, desktop business applications and office applications for end-users, interactive programs and games, Internet tools, development tools. Besides, Microsoft offers interactive online services, publishes books on computer subjects, makes the hardware etc.

One of the top-priority field for Microsoft is research and innovations: in year 2010 the corporation invested about $9 bln. It is an outstanding investment among any other companies in the world in R&D field.

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