About five years ago I met with a large Russian delegation on a fact-finding trip to Silicon Valley, hoping to learn from the region's success and build similar innovation centers in Russia.
A key goal was to invest the bonanza of oil money through joint public and private financing of Russian startups. (Full article)
To help you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe we update a list of upcoming tech conferences, meetups & get-togethers every two weeks. Some of the bigger events you might already be familiar with, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for some of the smaller and unfamiliar gems. (Full article)
Once a remote hinterland in terms of foreign investment, Russia is now emerging as a hot destination for investors looking for a slice of the action on the digital frontier. The recent Landing Page conference organised by Digital October Center for Geeks on a Plane (GOAP) participants, Russian VCs and entrepreneurs was a perfect example of the New Russian Scene. Just ask Dave McClure… . (Full article)
MOSCOW — The hoodie stayed back at the hotel when Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, met Russia’s prime minister and former president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, on Monday.
Good conversation with Prime Minister Medvedev,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall beside a picture of the two, in suits and grinning, at the Russian leader’s residence outside Moscow. (Full article)
Russia's stock market is extremely cheap and could offer interesting opportunities for investors, renowned investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
The World Bank reported earlier this year that inflation in Russia had reached its lowest point for two decades and the country’s public debt is currently approximately around 10 percent of GDP (gross domestic product), compared to the U.S. where it has reached 100 percent. (Full article)