Innovation Space Partners

  • Telesport Media

    “Telesport Media” company is the largest operator on the sports marketing market in Russia since 1994. An expert in media rights licensing, attracting sponsors for leading sports events, leagues and federations, in holding major international sports events and implementing hospitality programs. The company is an active participant of the national sports promotion and development, as well as advises on investments in Russian and foreign sports projects. “Telesport Media” has successfully activated media rights for Winter Olympic Games 2018, UFC tournaments, LaLiga (Spanish Football Championship), World and European Figure Skating and Wrestling Championships, Hockey World Cup 2016 and many other sports events. In 2017, the company launched “Sila TV” channel to expand audience coverage. Telesport Media activates digital rights in cooperation with the largest Internet platforms in Russia, such as “VKontakte”, “Odnoklassniki”, and Yandex.

    Petr Makarenko — Chairman of the Board of "Telesport Media" LLC
  • The Skolkovo Foundation

    The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization established on the initiative of the Russian President in September 2010. The purpose of the Foundation is to create an ecosystem that would be conducive to the development of entrepreneurship and research in energy efficient, nuclear, space, biomedical and information technologies. The Foundation has been entrusted with managing the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, which provides beneficial terms to startups that have undergone special outside technical evaluation. There are more than 1,900 of such startups as of today. Over the 8 years of the project’s operation, the total revenue of participating companies has reached 250 billion roubles. More than 33,000 people work in startups, including over 5,000 on the territory of Skolkovo. The number of patented innovations and technological solutions exceeds 1,900.

    Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board of Skolkovo Foundation
  • The Far East High Technology Fund

    The Far East High Technology Fund is an investment fund created in 2018 by the Far East Development Fund, RUSNANO and RVC (Russian Venture Company) to finance and support high-tech projects in the Far East of Russia.

    Ruslan Sarkisov — Chief Executive Officer
  • VEB Ventures

    The company VEB Ventures (formerly VEB Innovation) is part of the VEB.RF Group, which was created to support high-tech projects through non-advised sales and venture capital fund management. VEB Ventures’ priorities include financing emerging companies using their own funds and the funds of private and state funds, as well as helping Russian start-ups to launch on international markets. The company provides projects with venture capital investment as well as operational management support tools and access to VEB.RF Group’s financial products. This creates a safety net for Russian innovation companies which takes into account their individual requirements, including to facilitate a company’s launch on international markets.

    Oleg Teplov — CEO, VEB VENTURES