NRG Ventures – is a global seed investor focusing on Russian-speaking founders worldwide. The fund is investing in early-stage startups from the following fields: Future of Move (mobility, logistics, smart cities, last-mile delivery, ..), Digital Experiences (home fitness, mental health, ed-tech, AR tech, ..) and other b2b and b2c software-based startups.
At the moment, Russian founders account for up to a quarter of the sets of top international accelerators (Alchemist, 500 Startups, YC,..) - this is the largest national group. Russian startups have broken through the mistrust and engagement of the international community (i.e. Revolut, Arrival,..).
The fund was founded by Andrew Taburinsky (ex VP Mail ru) and Roman Tyan (ex FortRoss Ventures). The fund is a part of NRG Hub which includes also venture studio AroundCapital, business-angel club, business subscription services for startups Tyan.Digital, a community of global Russian-speaking founders, a community of world-reputable Advisors and other parts of the ecosystem.
At the moment, the fund has raised the first capital and is actively continuing fundraising with retail checks from $ 50,000. The fund will announce soon the first deals.