Glogal Pitch

Meet Russia’s Brightest Tech Startups in Silicon Valley
Redwood City, CA, June 14

About Global Pitch

Global Pitch Russia is a unique pitch session introducing some of Russia’s brightest entrepreneurs and new technology startups to the Silicon Valley VC community. On June 14, Fort Ross Ventures, IIDF and GSV Labs will host 25 of the most promising technology ventures from Russia, showcasing their business ideas.

The session will be very fast-paced, with each pitch lasting 2.5 minutes. After the session the VCs and business angels will be able to speak to the startups they are interested in.

25+
of Russia’s best tech startups, chosen from a competition involving 260 applicants
20+
industry experts participated in the selection process
$1.5M
average ARR of the participants
2.5
minutes for each pitch — fast-paced, dynamic format

Participants

Key industries: VR/AR, Fintech, eHealth, Big Data, AI, IoT, Robotics
AI for decision support in Pharma
Big Data / AI
Health and Wellness
Pharma
AR for safe driving
Mobile
VR/AR
IoT
Unifying the marketing stack
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Big Data / AI
AI to calculate body measurements
Mobile
Health and Wellness
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Big Data / AI
Sports stats and Big Data
Sports tech
AI for Risk & Fraud detection
Big Data / AI
Security
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Fintech
Smart mirrors for retail
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
VR for business
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
VR/AR
Autonomous service robot
Robotics
Omnichannel sports publisher
Media and Entertainment
Mobile
Task planning calendar for Trello
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Abstraction layer for Cognitive Services
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Mobile platform for on-vehicle advertising
Media and Entertainment
Mobile VR software development
VR/AR
AI talent sourcing
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
The Amadeus for medical industry
Blockchain
Mobile
Health and Wellness
AI client experience analytics
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Leadza – virtual AI assistant for Facebook marketers
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
Programmatic DooH platform for Point-of-Sale
Media and Entertainment
Big Data / AI
SaaS/ Enterprise Software
IoT
Kinian – smart retail technologies
Big Data / AI

Schedule

6:00PM
Opening remarks from the organizers
6:10PM
Startup presentations begin
7:30PM
Startup Demos, Networking
8:00PM
Event concludes

OUR MISSION

Global Pitch Russia is designed to bridge the gap between the best Russian IT startups and the Silicon Valley VC community. These startups have already made significant business gains in their initial markets, with this event marking an opportunity for US market introduction and connection with leading investors.

Founders and Executive Partners

Experts & Team

Lev Khasis
First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at Sberbank
Dmitry Kalaev
Head of IIDF Accelerator
Victor Orlovsky
GP at Fortross Ventures
Maxim Chebotarev
Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF
Sergey Polikanov
Executive Director of Sberbank CIB
Maxim Savchenko
Managing Director of the Laboratory for AI of Sberbank
Andrey Popov
Managing Director, Digital Business Development Sberbank
Tamara Loseva
Project Manager for Acceleration Programs Promotion at IIDF
Rita Anikina
Coordinator of Techmafia and Investors School, co-investment program manager at IIDF
Natalia Shiryaeva
US operations manager
Egor Abramov
Principal Investment Advisor Fortross Ventures
Valeria Sokolova
Project Manager Fort Ross Ventures
Alexey Pankov
Director of projects for the development digital business of Sberbank

Timeline of Global Pitch Russia

21 Nov
2017
Application process started. Beginning with 300 applicants, the field was narrowed through rounds of pitch sessions and a series of in-depth interviews with experts from IIDF, Fort Ross Ventures and Sberbank.
March
2018
IIDF, Fort Ross Ventures and Sberbank announced the winners of Global Pitch Russia, who were invited to attend the Global Pitch Russia event in Redwood City, CA in June.
April–May
2018
The winners will prepare to pitch and network with investors, with the support of Silicon Valley experts. GSV labs experts will act as mentors for the winner startups, advising on matters such as US market dynamics and honing presentation skills.
14 June
2018
In the culminating event in Redwood City, these startups pitch to and network with top-tier US investors.

How to participate

Global Pitch Russia is an invite-only event for VCs, angel investors, and corporate strategists. To inquire about attending, please tell us about yourself. If approved, we will send you an invitation. Please understand that space is limited.

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