Tech Tour Names Russia's Most Promising Technology Companies - Selected Companies Stand to Benefit from $10 Billion in Investment Capital

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The Tech Tour announced today the 25 selected companies of the 2013 Russian Tech Tour. The companies are all based or incubated in Russia and chosen from a pool of over 150 applications.

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Dmitry Chikhachev, of Runa Capital, (VP Selection Committee) said that, "The selection process proved to be difficult as there were many Russian companies that, not only fit the profile, but surpassed it with high scores in all categories."

The Tech Tour announced today the 25 selected companies of the 2013 Russian Tech Tour. Revealed at the press conference before the organization’s gala dinner on board the Royal Radisson Flotilla, the finalists represent the region’s most promising, high-growth, early and expansion stage technology companies.

The 25 companies are all based or incubated in Russia and chosen from a pool of over 150 applications. The chosen companies have undergone a vigorous review process by the Russian Tech Tour’s Selection Committee, comprised of senior global venture capital and technology industry leaders. The reviews assessed the uniqueness of technology, strength of their business model, vision, capability to execute on the business plan and the quality of management team and track record.

Dmitry Chikhachev, of Runa Capital, is the VP of the Selection Committee and said that, "The selection process proved to be difficult as there were many Russian companies that, not only fit the profile, but surpassed it with high scores in all categories. This is just one example of how Russian IT entrepreneurship is progressing. As a technology-oriented international VC fund we are glad to support the Tech Tour and look forward to watching the selected companies become global leaders in their markets.”

The 2013 Russian Tech Tour finalists span several technology sectors including software applications, platform & infrastructure, cleantech & renewable energies, new materials & processes, and medical instrumentation. The selected companies are in the following stages: 56% Expansion, 32% Start-up, 8% Seed, and 4% Pre-IPO.

The Top 25 Emerging Russian Technology Companies:

3DiVi Company, AdMoment, Dnevnik.ru, Fairwaves, FLocktory, HemaCore LLC, Heverest, iiko, Infratel, Invideon, Jelastic, Laser Nanosurgery, LinguaLeo, Lokata LLC, MACROSCOP, Mobix Chip LLC, Music Services-10Tracks, Penxy, RRT Global, SmS Tenzotherm , SpeakPhone, Startpack, Teamo.ru, VIST Group, Vizerra LLC

The Russian Tech Tour will be held in Moscow on April 23-24 and will commence with the Opening Gala Dinner. On April 24th the delegates from Europe, the US, and Russia will visit Digital October, Skolkovo, and break ground for the new Moscow Accelerator. The Russian Tech Tour will then head to Kazan from April 24-26 where they will visit IT Park, Kazan Venture Fair and the Kremlin and test their skills at hockey by playing with a professional Russian team. Throughout the Tour finalists will have fifteen minutes to present their business plans to senior partners, vice presidents and CEOs from the global venture capital and technology industry, as well as service providers and academics. They will benefit from networking opportunities, local and international media exposure and opportunities to secure funding. There is over €10 billion worth of investment capital present at the Tour.

About the Tech Tour:
Tech Tour was founded in Geneva in 1998 in response to the growing interest in emerging technology companies in European regions. Tech Tour is an organization composed of key contributors to the high technology industry. Tech Tour recognizes that continued prosperity in Europe lies in its ability to transform today's innovative projects into tomorrow's global technology leaders. For further information, please visit http://www.techtour.com

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