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Why Is New York Attractive To European Startups?
Jul15

Why Is New York Attractive To European Startups?

There’s talk that New York is now becoming more attractive to many European startups as the location for their first U.S. office although that may come as a surprise to some. Investors too are increasingly becoming more and more interested in the startup eco-system that’s been constructed there. While Silicon Valley has made sense for most companies from abroad, New York’s attributes are starting to shine and there are a number...

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Dmitry Grishin Wants To Bring Robots To You With $25 Million Of His Own Money
Jul14

Dmitry Grishin Wants To Bring Robots To You With $25 Million Of His Own Money

One of Russia’s most successful entrepreneurs has a vision for integrating personal robotics in our everyday lives and he’s ready to invest $25 million through his global investment firm, Grishin Robotics, in companies that have already produced prototypes but that need more next stage capital.     As CEO of one of the largest tech companies in Russia, Mail.ru, Dmitry Grishin believes that innovation has been recently...

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The Russian Exit: Why Yuri Milner Walked Away From Mail.ru

When Yuri Milner stepped down as Chairman and Board of Directors of Mail.ru, the world’s fifth largest Internet business, it was hardly a shock. Why? Well, for starters, he’s trying raise a cool $1 billion fund for his company Digital Sky Technologies and this, of course, requires one’s full attention. So, who exactly is Yuri Milner, why does he want $1 billion, and how exactly is he going to spend it?   The (Russian Billionaire)...

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