The Russian Venture Club is a professional community of venture investors, created by and with the support of the Russian Venture Company.

The operator of the Club is the Digital October Center for New Technologies and Technological Entrepreneurship.

The Club, established by and with the support of the Russian Venture Company, holds regular meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation in the industry and the exchange of opinions among experts in a pleasant, informal atmosphere. Meetings are held in the Progress Bar VIP lounge at Digital October.

International experts are invited to each event to deliver a short presentation to members on a topic of interest to them. Experts share their views on entrepreneurship, new technologies, and investing in them. Also invited to the meeting are guests whose professional work is in one way or another related to the topic of the meeting, or to the venture capital industry as a whole.

An average of 30-60 people attend each Club meeting. After the expert's presentation, participants are invited to a dinner, during which they can discuss the ideas previously voiced during the meeting, as well as news of the Russian and international venture capital markets.

Russian VC Club was established in August 2011. Currently it includes 100 members.


Since the Club's founding, the following experts have spoken at its meetings:

  • Marc Burch (Silicon Valley business angel)
  • Steve Blank (serial entrepreneur and author of "The Four Steps to the Epiphany")
  • Sergei Vorobyov (chairman of the board of directors at Ward Howell)
  • George Whitesides (CEO of Virgin Galactic)
  • Bill Reichert (partner at Garage Ventures)
  • Bill Tai (business angel and partner at the fund Charles River Ventures)
  • Max Niederhofer (Partner at Accel Partners)
  • Michiel Kotting (Principal at Accel Partners)
  • Arvind Sodhani (President of Intel Capital and Executive Vice-President at Intel Corporation)
  • Dave McClure (Founder of 500 Startups) & Geeks-on-a-Plane
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To become a member of the Russian Venture Club, please contact us by e-mail:


119072, Moscow, Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, 6, str.3

+7 (495) 003–16–16
+7 (985) 766–19–25