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First Russian venture fund involving university set in Tomsk region

© РИА Томск. Павел СтефанскийFirst Russian venture fund involving university set in Tomsk region

TOMSK, Jul 18 – RIA Tomsk. RVC Seed Fund Ltd and Tomsk State University (TSU) became the founders of the first venture fund in Russia, where the university acted as the party of the contract of investment partnership; the size of the fund will be 33.3 million rubles, the press service of the regional administration said on Tuesday.

"The parties signed the investment partnership agreement on July 13. The size of the fund – is 33.3 million rubles. The shares of RVC Seed Fund and TSU amounted to 75% and 25% respectively", – is said in the report, and specified that as the management company of the fund acts the DI-Group holding specializing in support of high-tech start-ups.

© РИА Томск. Павел Стефанский
It is added that this is the first such fund in Russia."In this case, for the first time the university which deposits real money acts as the partner in fund. This is a unique case, the first in our country. Students, graduate students will be able to see on real cases how "in adult way" the process of investing happens, the vice rector of TSU for information activities Konstantin Belyakov is quoted in the message.

It is noted that the maximum amount of the fund's investments in one project will not exceed eight million rubles. Among the priorities – are basic technologies of power electrical engineering, bioengineering, biosynthetic, biosensory, nano-, information and cognitive technologies, as well as technologies for creating of energy-efficient systems for transportation, distribution, and energy use.

"TSU – is one of the most dynamic partners for the development of an innovative ecosystem for the RVC for many years. The established fund will develop both university start-ups and projects of the entire Tomsk innovation region. RVC Seed Fund already has a group of such microfunds, including Moscow University (MSU Science Park)", – the director of  RVC subsidiary funds Evgeny Kuznetsov is quoted in the message.

"Before our eyes is creating a system-built, mutually beneficial, long-term program, which at one point concentrates resources for the development of entrepreneurship. We have a chance to create such a partnership, on which other regions will emulate", – the press service cites the founder of the DI-Group Igor Kovalyov.

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