Who: Silicon Valley Investors
Program: Venture Capital Investors Trip to Moscow
Achievements: This event had brought a delegation of managing partners from leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms to Moscow to meet with Russian business and government elite, including President Medvedev, and to further ties between Silicon Valley and Russian high-tech community. During their stay in Moscow, the trip’s participants were introduced to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, prominent Russian entrepreneurs, major law firms, investment banks, and other technology executives and investors. In addition, the participants were given a behind-the-scenes look at several Russian technology companies as well as the opportunity to learn about the emerging Russian startup scene and its growth potential. Productive meetings with Russian business, academic and political elites have opened up new opportunities, served as a platform for establishing business relationships and led to a series of successful investment projects.