Startups

  • N 17 May 2013

    Yandex to launch startup school

    Yandex to launch startup school

    Russian Internet giant Yandex is launching Tolstoy Summer Camp, an experimental project aimed at helping new, interesting projects to emerge.

  • N 14 March 2013

    Feature film on Yandex founders production begins

    Production has begun for Startup, a feature film based on the story of Arkady Volozh and Ilya Segalovich, the founders of Yandex.

  • N 22 February 2013

    The Next Web awards Russia's best startups

    The Next Web awards Russia's best startups

    Winners of the Russian Startup Awards 2013 were announced yesterday. The contest is one of eleven held by The Next Web in various countries. Both nominees and winners are selected by Internet users, who cast votes on The Next Web's site.

  • N 24 January 2013

    Russian company scoops Best European game startup award

    Russian company scoops Best European game startup award

    ZeptoLab, a Russian IT company known for its Cut The Rope game, has won one of Europe's most prestigious IT awards, The Europas. ZeptoLab won the prize in 'Best gaming or social games startup' nomination.

  • N 12 December 2012

    New venture fund to support quantum technology projects

    New venture fund to support quantum technology projects

    Sergei Belousov, senior partner at Runa Capital and co-owner at several IT and technological companies, has created a new venture fund aimed at supporting commercial use of advanced science, including quantum mechanics. Quantum Wave Fund or Qwave will invest in projects that develop new material and devices using quantum physics.

  • N 10 December 2012

    Startup of the Year 2012 winners awarded

    Startup of the Year 2012 winners awarded

    Winners of the annual "Startup of the year" prize were awarded at ceremony in Moscow. The six projects from Moscow, Kazan, Perm and New York received their Golden apples at the Digital October centre on December 4.

  • N 14 August 2012

    Runa Capital sells ThinkGrid stock

    Runa Capital sells ThinkGrid stock

    Runa Capital venture fund has sold its minority block of shares in ThinkGrid. The stock was sold to IT integrator Colt, only a year after Runa had invested in ThinkGrid.

  • N 17 July 2012

    Google and Parallels in contextual ads giveaway project

    Google and Parallels in contextual ads giveaway project

    Google and Parallels will give contextual advertising certificates to small business website owners as bonuses. Owners of sites who order hosting services from Parallels' partners, will receive a certificate worth 2,000 rubles ($61) which they will be able to spend on contextual adverts. Project partners include hosting providers that use Parallels' tools such as Parallels Plesk Panel control panel or Web Presence Builder site constructor.

  • N 6 July 2012

    Tax authority to help start up business

    Tax authority to help start up business

    Russia's Federal Tax Service (FTS) is planning to introduce an online service aimed at assisting business beginners, the authority's head Mikhail Mishustin has revealed.

  • N 2 July 2012

    Doctors' professional social network raises $1m

    Doctors' professional social network raises $1m

    Bright Capital Digital has invested $ 1m in Doktor na Rabote, a professional social networking site for medics. The site will use the funds to improve its technological platform and to extend its user base, IKS Media reports.