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In what technologies do the Russian venture investors invest money?


The ruble updated maxima of May. At the same time Brent crude oil since May 20 lost 3%. But not all investors in Russia earn on currency or oil. So far in the market multidirectional trends, what niches keep appeal? Photo: depositphotos.com Web service with the Russian roots Nginx — a rare example of a successful startup and successful investment. Service at which about 40% of the modern Internet work, the Russian programmer Igor Sysoyev thought up. Already long time of Nginx serves servers of many high-loaded Russian websites, such as "Yandex", Mail.ru, VKontakte and "Rambler". According to Netcraft, it served or proxied more than a quarter of the most loaded websites in May of this year. Even it is obvious to the person to whom the sense of all these words is not absolutely clear that volume impressive. In the spring of this year owners sold the company almost for 700 million dollars. Also those who put in it at an early stage made good money, the senior investment manager of venture fund Runa Capital Konstantin Vinogradov on Russian Tech Week told: Konstantin Vinogradov is the senior investment manager of venture fund Runa Capital "We invested in Nginx in 2011 the first million dollars, involved in MSD Capital transaction. Since then the company grew. When we invested, there were only several programmers, there was no paid product, there was only an ingenious programmer, his team and the web server which was used approximately for 7% of all websites in the world. Since then the company attracted more than 100 million dollars, we too repeatedly doinvestirovat, and as a result in March of this year the F5 Networks corporation announced that it buys Ngnix for 670 million dollars. And we on this transaction made good money. Recently we have the same focus, we invest in three directions: cloudy decisions for business, various difficult software products like machine learning (machine learning) and IT for large regulated markets, in particular it is IT for finance, education and health care". If to ask investors what they put now in, blockchain technology — one of the most widespread answers. In the Qiwi company there is a separate division which is engaged in this technology. Hype on a blockchain passed, ahead the maturity period, the co-founder and the chairman of the board of directors of the Qiwi company Boris Kim is sure. Boris Kim the co-founder and the chairman of the board of directors of the Qiwi company "Peak of hype is passed, and this peak was connected with the fact that all laid great hopes on cryptocurrencies which, in general, did not come true, it can be judged by the current rate fluctuations. But cryptocurrencies are one of applications of blockchain technology. We expect the coming payment which is responsible for already rather mature technology. There are commercially available platforms which are not connected with bitcoin them it is a lot of that says that there is a lot of potential scopes of these technologies. And I am personally inspired and I anticipate how these technologies will be and

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