General Information


Moscow Corporate Venture Summit is the first specialized forum to focus on the corporate venture industry in Russia.

For several years the topic of corporate venture capital investments in Russia has gone from being poorly understood to a highly valued event in the innovation industry. A number of large state-owned companies have announced the creation oftheir own corporate venture capital fund, and the experience of private funding has also been accumulated. Corporate venture capital funds appeared in Western markets in the last century, during the ’60s. Recently, India, China and Brazil have all joined the group of countries which possess corporate venture capital funds.

  • Where does Russia stand among the countries with strong corporate venturing?
  • What prevents businesses from running corporate venture capital funds today?
  • Is it possible to create sector-specific funds?
  • Which model will Russia develop?
  • What experience of the West can be adopted here?

These and other questions were discussed at the First Moscow Corporate Venture Summit.

The summit was organized by Innovation and R&D Directors Club (iR&Dclub) and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Russian Venture Company, government fund of funds and the development institute of the Russian Federation.

The Summit took together top managers of Russian and foreign companies and corporations, professional world-class venture capital managers, representatives of development institutions, venture capital investors, market experts and government representatives. Parallel sessions dedicated to R&D directors and executives of financial services in companies are scheduled within the summit.

The First Moscow Corporate Venture Summit was of interest primarily to owners and top managers of medium and large businesses looking for new opportunities and tools for development, competitiveness and establishing a significant part of their companies in the domestic and global markets of tomorrow.

The summit will also certainly be of interest to professionals – venture capital investors, asset managers, investment banks and funds, and independent experts.