Tech Tour names Russiaís most promising technology companies
24 Apr '13
The Tech Tour announced yesterday the 25 selected companies of the 2013 Russian Tech Tour. Revealed at the press conference before the organizationís gala dinner on board the Royal Radisson Flotilla, the finalists represent the regionís 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 Tourís 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.
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:
Mobix Chip LLC
The Russian Tech Tour is being held in Moscow on April 23-24. It commenced with the Opening Gala Dinner. On April 24th the delegates from Europe, the US, and Russia are visiting 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.