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The Far Eastern High-Tech Fund is investing 75 million rubles in a resident of the Russian Technopark

The Far Eastern High Technology Fund (DFET) is investing 75 million rubles in the company HOTLEAD, one of the anchor residents of the Russian Technopark. HOTLEAD will be the first investment of the fund.

HOTLEAD is a cloud telephony service for businesses with built-in virtual PBX, CRM-system, marketing analytics and phone numbers in 115 cities of Russia and 75 countries of the world.  HOTLEAD customers can use the service to provide powerful functionality for business telephones, sales management, and evaluation of the effectiveness of advertising campaigns within the same system anywhere in the world where there is Internet. The company is part of the IT cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation, and since 2018 has been a resident of the Russky Technopark.

HOTLEAD already has experience in the international market. Thus, in the South Korean market, the company cooperates with the largest South Korean clinics. The head office of the company and the development team are located in Khabarovsk, the company opens an office in Vladivostok in the Russian technology park. 

In 2018, at the Eastern Economic Forum, HOTLEAD was represented at the joint stand of the Russian Technopark, the Skolkovo Foundation, and the DFVT.

“The task of the foundation is to build an innovation ecosystem in the Far East through the development of regional champions: you need to create a critical mass of technology companies in the region that would trigger a chain reaction of the emergence of innovative projects here. In Hotlead, we see the potential to become such a regional champion and a player of the federal scale due to the high-quality product in demand in the small and medium-sized business segment and an excellent team with an understandable road map for further product improvement, ”said the Director of the DFTF Ruslan Sarkisov.

HOTLEAD will receive funds in the form of a convertible loan. DFWT will become the owner of 5% of the project immediately, and by 2023 its share will grow to 40-49.9%, depending on the financial performance of the company. About 5% of HOTLEAD will be received by Skolkovo Ventures Foundation, which has become a developer consultant.

“The mission of Technopark“ Russky ”is the formation of an efficient ecosystem of technological entrepreneurship and a system of support for start-ups, and serving as a platform for meeting an investor and entrepreneur is one of the conditions for the formation of this system. Investing in HOTLEAD is a landmark event for both the technopark and FEFU, on the basis of which we are located, and for the entire business environment of the Far East, ”said Dmitry Borovikov, director of the Russian technopark.

Recall that the Far Eastern High-Tech Fund was established in August 2018 by the Development Fund for the Far East, RUSNANO and the Russian Venture Company on behalf of President Vladimir Putin. Its goal is to finance and support high-tech projects in the Far East. Under management is 5 billion rubles.

The order to create a large science and technology center on Russky Island was given by the head of state at the end of the Eastern Economic Forum in 2018.

Information provided the press service of the technopark "Russian"



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