Strategic Venture
Investor of the Year

Winner
Sberbank

The founder and main shareholder of Sberbank of Russia is the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, which owns 50% of the share capital plus one voting share. The other 50% stake is owned by Russian and international investors. Sberbank’s international network consists of bank subsidiaries, branches and offices in the U.K., U.S., CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries. The company made two deals as a strategic venture investor in 2015 (Platius and Segmento http://firrma.ru/data/news/4815/).

Rambler & Co

Rambler & Co is a Russian group of companies operating in media, technology and e-commerce. The audience is more than 40 million people per month. The company was formed in 2013 by combining the assets of Afisha-Rambler (Rambler Internet Holding, Company Afisha, Lenta, Price Express, Begun, Rambler-Games) and SUP Media (Gazeta.ru, LiveJournal.com, Championat.com and others). Since April 2014, the company has operated under the single brand of Rambler & Co. Alexander Mamut is chairman of the board of directors and head of Rambler & Co. The company made two deals as a strategic investor in 2015 (RCO http://firrma.ru/data/news/5661/ and AgentOn http://firrma.ru/data/news/5745/).

QIWI

QIWI is a payment service in Russia and the CIS. It owns an integrated payment network that allows users to make payments by physical means, on the Internet and through mobile channels. It contains more than 17.3 million virtual wallets and more than 177,000 terminals and payment points. QIWI customers can use cash, prepaid cards and other methods of non-cash payment to order and pay for goods and services, using physical and electronic payment instruments interchangeably. The company made three deals as a strategic venture investor in 2015 (Box2Box http://firrma.ru/data/news/4495/, Contact and Rapida http://firrma.ru/data/news/5284/).

Yandex

Yandex is a Russian Internet company that owns a search engine and web portal. The company's shareholders are founder and CEO Arkady Volozh, the Baring Vostok Capital Partners investment company and others. The company made two deals as a strategic investor in 2015 (Rostaxi http://firrma.ru/data/news/4563/ and AddFox http://firrma.ru/data/news/5411/).

1C

The Russian company 1C was founded in 1991. It specializes in the development, distribution, publishing and support of computer software for business and home use. 1C developed 1C: Enterprise, 1C: Tutor, 1C: School, 1C: World of Computers, 1C: Educational Collection, 1C: Knowledge Collection, the 1C: Audiobooks series, the Il-2 Sturmovik, The Art of War and The Second World series of games, Behind Enemy Lines and King's Bounty publishing projects, and others.

The company made four deals as a strategic venture investor in 2015 (Nebo http://firrma.ru/data/news/4968/ and three other companies http://firrma.ru/data/news/5497/).