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VC fund and accelerator
IIDF stands for Internet Initiatives Development Fund. According to Dow Jones, we are the most active early-stage venture fund in Russia and Europe.
We have $100M (6bn RUB) under management. Since 2013 IIDF has closed more than 370 deals ranging from $20k to $5.5M.
Our investment activity accounts for more than 100 IT startup deals each year, which is 80% of Russian early-stage venture capital market.
Areas we invest in
We invest in IT startups with the potential to scale globally.
Internet of things
We invest at Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A
More than just an investor
Programs and services to boost a company
Pre-Accelerator: an online program which helps IT startups prepare to meet with an investor, and increases the chances of passing the IIDF selection process. As part of the program, founders work on their business in the following areas: Product, Market, Promotion, Team, Economics and Demand, Competitors, and, to conclude, have a half-hour Skype consultation with an IIDF Pre-Accelerator expert.
The program is free of charge, and it can be undergone at any stage, at any time online at iidf.ru/startups/preaccelerator.
Distance Accelerator: a two-month program for startups which prepares you for attracting seed investment from IIDF and entering the IIDF onsite Accelerator. Includes launch training in Moscow, remote work with a Tracker and Traction Meetings at the IIDF offices. The founders’ objective on this program: to identify the priority client segment and to corroborate the value of initial sales.
Entry onto the program is only by recommendation from an IIDF representative.
IIDF Accelerator: a three-month program to accelerate growth of business for IT startup founders who are launching a product onto the market and want to move to regular sales. This program also provides the opportunity to attract investment both at the time of acceleration (pre-seed from IIDF) and on completion of the program (seed from IIDF and other investors).
IIDF Executive: acceleration for IT companies with returns of 50-500m RUB a year. The IIDF Executive program was created especially for companies which are “more grown up” in terms of their founders’ working pace, objectives and work load. Program duration: six months. Program contents and schedule are set individually for each company.
IIDF Techmafia: an international accelerator for Russian IT startups geared towards adaptation of the product, landing the first clients, and speeding up growth on the US market. The program lasts three months, for two of which the team makes preparations in Moscow, with one month being spent launching the product in San Francisco. The program includes:
Cofoundit.ru: an online service from IIDF which helps you to find an IT startup, and work for them for a share in the company or a salary, part-time or full-time, in the capacity of employee or mentor. The system selects startups itself in accordance with your interests and qualification level. Most in-demand are marketing experts, experts in B2B sales, mentors, interface designers, and web analysts. For specialists, this is an opportunity to create new products with a smart team.
The largest tech entrepreneur community in Russia
Since 2013 we’ve built the most extensive network of investors, accelerators, incubators, universities, corporations, and founders in Russia.
If you’re looking for high potential tech startups from Russia and are ready to invest and help them enter a local market, we could be a partner for you.
For more information on becoming our partners, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org