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Innovation Bridge: Israel to Russia

our objective



To introduce and showcase emerging technology startups from Israel to the Russian investment community in order to help startups secure investment and strategic partnerships.​



Join us for an exclusive 2 days conference in Moscow, Russia. Axis Russia is a unique forum for Israeli and Russian startups to pitch their innovative technologies to active, high caliber Russian investors and industry leaders. These Russian investors will be privy to the latest and most disruptive Israeli startups, hailing from "the startup nation" and Russian entrepreneurs.


Axis Innovation has strategically partnered with key players of Russian hi-tech ecosystem to organize this exclusive road show which will host captains of the Russian tech world, investor pioneers and disruptive startup executives. They will come together to meet, network and connect in an intimate setting; perfect for funding opportunities and creating international strategic partnerships.




•  Technology startups: carefully selected 10 Israeli and 10 Russian

•  VC’s: Russian and International investors focused on tech companies

•  Corporate venture arms: foreign and local

•  Tier 1 level institutions: strategic and financial

•  Angel investors: foreign and local

•  Strategic players with an eye on supporting the newest technology sectors






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The speakers included well-known and most active in Israel Russian business angels,

representatives of the largest venture capital funds and successful entrepreneurs.

Runa Capital is an international venture fund with offices in Europe, Russia and the USA that specializes in early and growth stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in fintech, complex technology, edutech, and healthtech between $1-10M. They have invested in over 50 startups globally including Israel.

Altair is a venture capital firm that invests in early and seed stage tech companies, primarily in the areas of Internet and mobile. The firm invests in the areas of internet and mobile and has operational and investment experience in Russia, Europe and the USA. It was founded in the year 2005.

Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. They are a operator of the Russian internet portal. The company offers online communication services to the Russian-speaking population. It also provides Web-based mail, online shopping, online auction, online advertising, and sale services through its portal.

Sberbank is a Russian banking and financial services company, the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe, and the third largest in Europe. Its venture fund is focused on growth stage startups and on the development of new information and communication technologies for financial institutions. The Fund invests in start-ups with a global focus and acts not only as an investment partner, but also as a strategic partner.

Maxfield Capital is a venture capital firm that prefers to invest in companies operating in the information technology, healthcare technology, new media, IT-medicine and internet sectors. The firm was founded in 2013 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

Finam Global is a private equity firm specializes in growth capital, early, mid and late venture, and buyouts in mid sized technology companies. The firm seeks to invest in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors with a focus on consumer internet, internet retail, communications equipment, online services, production of software and games, payment systems, social networks, instant messengers, online advertising, e-commerce, publishing and digital media.

United Capital Partners is an independent private investment group which primarily invest in the retail, consumer products, financial infrastructure, internet technologies, high-tech materials production, heavy machinery, oil, gas and petrochemicals industries. The firm is based in Moscow, Russia.

InVenture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Moscow, Russia. The firm primarily seeks to invest in the mobile, software, e-commerce and financial sectors at series A and B.

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS, was founded in 2006 by members of the business community.

The school’s founding partners are 10 Russian and multinational firms and 11 individuals, each a leader of Russian business. The educational offerings of the SKOLKOVO Business School include programs for businesses at any stage of development – from startups to major corporations entering international markets.

TMT Investments s a venture capital firm based in Saint Helier, United Kingdom. The firm focuses on investing in companies operating in the information technology, tele-communications and media sectors.

Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's biggest media companies, synonymous with robust and closely interlinked media brands. It has a Corporate Venture Capital that does Later Stage Venture Investments. The Burda Digital Russia fund invests between $500K and $3 million in projects, which are already launched and functional or even to buy projects outright. DLD Ventures, the investment arm of Burda Digital GmbH, has invested in Israeli venture capital funds including Lool Ventures.

Softline Venture Partners - a corporate venture fund of Softline group of companies, one of the Russian licensing market leaders in software.They are investing in IT-projects in the early stages of development and are interested in projects in the following areas: SaaS & smart cloud, Mobile applications, E-commerce, Information Security. Their fund size is $20 million, and average investment sie ranges from $100k to $1m.

LETA Capital is a Russian corporate boutique venture fund. With deal sizes ranging from $400K to $2 million, the fund is aimed at supporting innovative IT and high tech startup companies in their seed or early growth stage. They have made over a dozen investments and 2 in Israel.

SBT Venture Capital is a venture capital firm based in London, England. The firm seeks to invest in the financial technology, retail, mobile, financial services and information technology sectors.

Envirtue Capital is a global venture capital firm focused on hi-tech opportunities. Whether it's clean energy or healthcare, agriculture or green building, IoT or robotics, they invest in game changing tech-nologies aimed at solving real world problems and transforming traditional industries. Their goal is to help early stage technology enterprises navigate through the complexities of building a successful global business by providing capital, expertise and hands-on support, being there 24/7 and treating every battle as our own.

Admitad is a network of Cost-Per-Action affiliate programs, providing advertisers with reliable sales sources and enabling publishers to create new business models for monetizing traffic. Admitad has been operating in the market since 2010 and has grown to support over 500 affiliate programs with over 180,000 publishers. Every day, over 4,000,000 visitors are directed to advertisers’ websites via their publishers.

VentureClub is an angel group based in Moscow and the biggest ommunity of private investors in Russia. This is a dynamic platform in Russia for the syndication of angel investment, a business-development assessment and monitoring of projects to its portfolio. It consists of 150+ Business Angels, 700+ community members in 6 countries.

Sistema Venture Capital specializes on investments in Internet companies. AFK "Sistema" helped build the Russian telecom sector and is a major private investor in the real segment of Russia's economy. Sistema acts as a responsible investor, aiming to produce a positive effect for the society in general. The main directions of the fund is investing in new media, digital-advertising, financial services, mobile, and big data technologies. They are interested in different stages and are ready to support start-ups in different ways - including, in the Media for Equity format.

RMG Partners provides early stage venture financing for fast growing high-tech companies. The firm also offers full range of advisory services for equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, transactions and business valuation for investment purposes.

Long-Distance and International Telecommunications Rostelecom PJSC is a telecommunications services provider and carrier of DLD and ILD traffic in the Russian Federation. It owns and operates a nationwide trunk telecommunications network and carry the bulk of Russia's long-distance and international traffic. In addition, it provides telecommunications services to various government-funded entities and government ministries across Russia and ensures the operation of the ground-based network of television and radio broadcasting channels.


SBERINVEST is one of the most active players in the innovation process. Their core activity covers management of closed-end investment funds - VC funds and real estate funds. They carry out intermediary activity in providing finance to investment projects and investment management services. Currently SBERINVEST manages 10 investment funds: 7 venture capital funds and 3 real estate funds and invests in companies from seed to growth stage companies looking to expand to new markets.

Mr. Pavel Glushenkov serves as Chief Executive Officer at 2Can. He has over 10 years of investment banking and private equity experience. From 2012 to 2015 Pavel served as Investment director in venture capital fund InVenture Partners and took part in more than 10 financing rounds of hi-tech companies (Gett, Onlinetours, Gillbus, Netology, Crowdsystems, etc.). Prior to joining InVenture Partners, Pavel held the position of Vice President at the leading private equity fund in Russia and supervised portfolio companies in sectors such as telecommunications, real estate, retail and information technologies since 2010.

Alexander is an investor and Entrepreneur. He is a former private equity investor at Bain Capital, and venture capital Investor Insight Venture Partners. As an entrpeeneur, he co-founded 1001Shops, Officearrow, and CarEnthusiast.

Venture Angels is an angel investment group thatInvest in startups and teams of entrepreneurs with great ideas and needs capital to make them true. They are focusing on startups with great potential to disrupt an industry, offering smart money with the wide range of worldwide networking. Their focus is Internet & technology. They cover the gap between self funding and further sources of investments like: venture funds, private equity funds, banks, IPO. Some of portfolio companies: Eduson, Nafen, Neural Analytics, Wevorce, Printio, Bite, Knopka24.

Flint Capital is an international venture capital fund investing across US, Israel and Europe. They focus on Mobile, SaaS, Advertisement, Financial and Educational Technologies as well as Security and Enterprise sectors and focus on series A and B. As a team they provide their operational experience in those areas as well as their international connections. They have made dozens of investments and in many Israeli startups.

IIDF is a Russian venture capital fund established by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin. The Foundation invests in technology companies in the early stages of development, develops a network of start-up accelerators, and is involved in the development of methods of legal regulation of the venture industry. Their focus is mobile technologies,

IT security, Internet of Things, Recognition Services, SAAS, Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics, Finance & eCommerce Solutions. Some of their Investments include Group IB, Babadu, and Easyten.

Almaz Capital Partners operates in Moscow and Silicon valley and invests in young, innovative technology companies in the media and telecommunications industries. Almaz Capital is an early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs in high-growth tech sectors. Their investors include Cisco, EBRD, IFC. Their investment activities are focused in, but not limited to, the following areas: Internet Infrastructure & Services, Enterprise Software & Information Services, Digital Media, eCommerce, Mobile & Consumer Applications, Communications & Networking, Data Storage & ManagementSoftware, and Internet.

Formula Telecom mission is to support and invest in promising innovative projects in the field of telecommunications. The founders is a company representing the interests of a number of private investors in the venture capital market. They works with projects at different stages - from seed till the stage of extension when an existing business looking for access to new markets. They focuses on working with projects that require investments from $10 to $100 million, the center considers not only the startups but also existing companies that have innovative products for their own needs. Sector focus is mobile technologies, Internet of Things, Recognition Services, SAAS, Data Storage & Management, Big Data & Analytics. Investments include Way4Day, Icando, Autovisor, Revizor.

GS Venture is a part of international holding GS Group, global developer of high technology. Its aim is to work with startups who want to commercialize their innovative projects on the basis of the holding’s business-directions and on the facilities of Technopolis GS innovations cluster. Their focus is mobile technologies, Internet of Things, Recognition Services, SAAS, Data Storage & Management, Big Data & Analytics, and investments up to $5M.

Reksoft is an offshore software engineering company specialising in software development and system integration services, specifically software product engineering, enterprise application services and dedicated centres. Reksoft performs projects on desktop, web, cloud and mobile platforms. The company has a particular interest in the sectors of enterprise portals, unified com-munications, enterprise content management (ECM), and business intelligence (BI). Reksot is represented by the founder of (The Russian Amazon),

a private investor.

iDealMachine is a venture Fund and startup accelerator. They work on technology-based projects from the earliest stages of their development, including the idea stage. They focus on startups in the Internet and cloud solutions, e-Commerce and mobile apps and high-tech, robotics and the interface of man and machine, artificial intelligence and work with large data arrays. iDealMachine is in the top 3 of the best European accelerators and in the top 5 of the world's best accelerators according to the Global rating of UBI 2015. Investments include Miiix, Oriense, Prixel, Personium, InGredients, Style&Go, RoboEd, Rododrom, Robotronica, x-Turion,Smartmuseum.



Axis Tour:

Tel Aviv to St. Petersburg


Israeli and Russian startups pitching to leaders of

St. Petersburg’s tech ecosystem, leading VC’s, angel investors and corporations.

In partnership with Martal Group and Ingria




Aptekarsky pr., 2, St. Petersburg






9:30-10:00      Guests and sponsors introductions moderated

                       by Igor Rozhdestvensky, Martal Capital

10:05-11:30    Session 1: Pitching of 7-8 Israeli Startups

11:30-12:00    Coffee break and networking

12:05-12:30    Round table Discusssion moderated

                       by Jason Weiss, Axis Innovation

                       "Successful cases of foreign startups in

                       North America Market"

12:35-13:30    Session 2: Pitching of 7-8 Russian Startups

13.30-14:30    Round table Discussion

                       "Cross border investment opportunities:

                       achievements and barriers"

14:00-14:30    Free microphone for participants,

                       Lunch & Networking

DAY 2 | APRIL 13

Israeli Innovation Sessions:

Tel Aviv to Moscow


1-1 meetings,  Welcome Cocktail Reception and



Only by invitations

DAY 3 | APRIL 14

Tel Aviv to Moscow  |  Part I:


Innovation bridge: Israel to Russia in partnership with SKOLKOVO Startup Academy


Location: SKOLKOVO Business School,








9:30      Registration & Networking 

10:00    Welcome Remarks

10:05    Presentations of AltaClub and Investor Club Skolkovo

10:30    Session 1. Speech about Innovation trends in Israel +

             5 Presentations of Israeli StartUps

11:15    Session 2. Speech about Global trends +

             5 Presentations of Russian StartUps

12:00    Networking Break (Coffee, snacks, sandwiches)

12:30    Round Table. The opportunities for investors in 2016 in Russia, Israel

             and the World

13:00    Session 3. Panelists + 5 Presentations of Israeli StartUps

13:45    Closing Remarks and Presentation of Business tour in Israel

13:50    Lunch & Networking








Tel Aviv to Moscow  |  Part II:


Israeli Innovation: Russian Edition in partnership

with MetaBeta Startup Accelerator


Location: Digital October,

Bersenevskaya nab., 6






18.00    Presentation of the high-tech market and

             the Startup Ecosystem Israel


18.30    StartUps Presentations

19.30    Networking and Informal communication





Axis Innovation is a boutique advisory firm connecting startups with investors and business partners globally, and behind over 30 international events in 10 countries.


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