Venture capitalists play a key role in the Skolkovo ecosystem. The Skolkovo Foundation is building a platform to expand financing options available to early-stage high-tech companies in a challenging fundraising environment. Skolkovo also improves risk/return for the VCs and expands their investment universe.

Skolkovo has developed a co-financing program for VC-backed companies in addition to the unique package of low taxes, easy regulations and business development support for startups.

Skolkovo offers special terms to VC funds making soft commitments to invest in Skolkovo resident companies. Accredited venture funds receive priority access to the Skolkovo pipeline, which includes hundreds of high-tech startups. Also, portfolio companies of accredited funds are welcome to apply for Skolkovo residence as long as they fit the Skolkovo mandate.