Skolkovo Ventures was named the Best Russian Consultant on the VC Market at the Russia VC Awards earlier this week.

The competition’s jury noted that Skolkovo Ventures is the most active player on the market of investment consulting for tech companies: in the last year, nine startups have raised investment with the help of Skolkovo Ventures.

Skolkovo Ventures CEO Vasily Belov. Photo:

“We’re still quite a young company, but we already hold a leading position on the market,” said Skolkovo Ventures CEO Vasily Belov.

“Since April 2016, we have raised more than 2.7 billion rubles ($43 million) in investment for startups. Deals concluded via our company account for about 20 percent of the venture investments market [in Russia],” he said.

Skolkovo Ventures provides services to tech startups at every stage of the deal, from its inception to closing. These include equity fundraising and IPO financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions and leveraged transactions.

The Russia VC Awards are organised by the PREQVECA information analysis site, part of the Cbonds group.