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  • A Founder’s Life Has A Lot Of iPads In It – And Some Gratuitous Sex [NSFW]

    A Founder’s Life Has A Lot Of iPads In It – And Some Gratuitous Sex [NSFW]

    The life of a founder isn’t an easy one — at least, initially. There’s no time for love, fun, or even sleep. The product, the users, the servers and the investors use up every available second of the day and night. But entrepreneurs choose this difficult path in life, and they usually love it. Runa Capital, a $135M technology-focused venture capital firm, appreciates… Read More

  • Cellrox Secures $4.7M Led by Runa Capital For Its BYOD Virtualization Solution

    Cellrox Secures $4.7M Led by Runa Capital For Its BYOD Virtualization Solution

    Investors can’t seem to get enough of the BYOD trend of late. Today sees another ‘bring your own device’ startup receive funding — Tel Aviv-based Cellrox, which claims to be a leader in BYOD ‘multi-persona’ solutions for mobile devices, has raised a $4.7 million series A round led by Runa Capital, with participation from existing investors Previz Venture… Read More

  • VC Runa Capital Invests $2.5M Series A In ‘Pinterest For Video Clips’ Startup ClipClock

    VC Runa Capital Invests $2.5M Series A In ‘Pinterest For Video Clips’ Startup ClipClock

    Russian video sharing startup, ClipClock — which is being billed as a ‘Pinterest for video clips’ — has snagged a $2.5 million investment from VC firm Runa Capital. The startup, which was founded in January and launched its website and mobile app at the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference last month, allows users to collect their favourite video clips and share them through… Read More

  • Station X Raises Additional $5M Led By Runa Capital To Help Crack The Genetic Code

    Station X Raises Additional $5M Led By Runa Capital To Help Crack The Genetic Code

    Station X, which develops software for scientists and clinicians who work with large-scale human genome data, has announced that it’s raised $5 million in a second funding round, led by Runa Capital. In what was effectively a follow-on, the startup’s previous investors — most notably, Genomic Health — also participated. This new round also sees Runa Capital partner… Read More

  • Why The Source Of Venture Capital Is As Important As The Money Itself

    Why The Source Of Venture Capital Is As Important As The Money Itself

    This post is written by Serguei Beloussov, PhD, is a Senior Founding Partner at Runa Capital, a founder of a virtualization technology company Parallels. Follow him on twitter. Money can be different; it can be “smart” and “not so smart”. When seeding or growing a start-up, it’s critical to attract the “right” investors with “smart” money. Read More

  • Russian Nginx raises $3 million from international investors

    Russian company Nginx raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital and MSD Capital, Michael Dell‘s venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily. Founded by Russian engineer Igor Sysoev 10 years ago, Nginx develops and maintains an open source Unix-based web and mail proxy server for large scale, fast paced, content heavy web sites. TechCrunch, Facebook, Groupon and… Read More

  • Metabar, the 'Russian Conduit', raises $1m for its browser bar builder

    Metabar, a Russian competitor to browser bar builder Conduit, has raised $1m from local seed-stage VC firm Runa Capital. Metabar’s platform is designed to enable publishers to create a browser bar-type app without having to write code. This can include content from their site, such as a news ticker or headlines, instant notifications to new content or even games. Additionally, the… Read More

  • Runa Capital ups it fund to $50m for early-stage Russian startups

    Runa Capital, the Russian VC fund that launched in August last year, has announced that it’s increased its fund from 30 to $50 million. Runa Capital’s mission is to back early-stage Russian and CIS-region technology companies so that they can compete globally, a vision that has attracted other investors both in Russia and globally (including the U.S.), says the VC firm, hence… Read More

  • Runa Capital Ups It Fund To $50M For Early-Stage Russian Startups

    Runa Capital, the Russian VC fund that launched in August last year, has announced that it’s increased its fund from 30 to $50 million. Runa Capital’s mission is to back early-stage Russian and CIS-region technology companies so that they can compete globally, a vision that has attracted other investors both in Russia and globally (including the U.S.), says the VC firm, hence… Read More

  • Hivext secures $500,000 from Runa Capital for its Cloud dev platform

    Hivext, a cloud-based application development platform, has secured $500,000 of funding from Runa Capital, the Russian VC fund that launched in August. It follows Runa’s first investment announced last month: $2 million in OnAir3G, which is described as a “voice-enabled mobile social networking platform”. Read More

  • Runa Capital invests $2 million in Russian mobile startup OnAir3G

    Runa Capital, a new Russian VC fund that launched in August, has announced its first investment: $2 million in OnAir3G, which is described as a “voice-enabled mobile social networking platform”. Notably, the Moscow-based startup is founded by Andrey Vasilevsky who also co-founded SmartCom, a developer of navigation software for Symbian, Windows Mobile and J2ME, which was sold to… Read More