24 Feb 2020
On February 21-24, 2020 Sochi hosted the fourth annual meeting of participants of the CIS venture industry - Sochi Invest Weekend. The invitees gathered to discuss the current situation on the regional and global venture markets, including the VC deals that were the center of attention last year, trends and perspectives for further industry development.
Within the four-day business session, Denis Aleinikov, senior partner at Aleinikov & Partners, made a comprehensive presentation about the Belarus startup ecosystem, and also took part in a public talk on key matters of venture capital financing development in Russia and Belarus with Olga Dorofeeva (SmartHub), Dmitry Kovalev (IIFR), Alexander Bogdashin (UCP).
Sochi Invest Weekend is organized by the community of venture investors at the Russian Internet Initiatives Development Fund. IIDF is the Russia's most active venture fund and accelerator for technology startups. It’s list of investment portfolio companies counts more than 400 startups. The fund volume exceeds $95 million.