How to raise €500k+ to your startup

The event will be useful for entrepreneurs: owners and founders of startups.
And also to all those who are actively interested in technological entrepreneurship and venture capital.
23 Feb, 2023

Maxim Chebotarev

Managing partner at

Denis Efremov

Denis Efremov

Principal at Fort Ross Ventures

For what to participate


Maxim Chebotarev

graduates of the largest course for venture investors in the Russian Federation is the “IIDF School of Investments”
closed deals within, geography - Europe, USA, Latin America, Asia, Africa
years in startups, venture funds and international deals
million euros under management.

Participated in the launch of the first corporate venture fund in Russia — Softline Venture Partners. Worked at IIDF for 6 years, built a network for 400+ investors and funds. Participated in 20+ transactions of early and late stages. Since 2015, he has been the founder of the School of Investments, the largest course for venture investors in Russia and the CIS, which has been completed by more than 700 people. As a result of the course, dozens of investments were made in technology startups from the IIDF portfolio, several venture funds and dozens of investor syndicates were created. He is a co-founder of the leading internship program for Russian entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley - GoValley.

Denis Efremov

Denis Efremov

millions from institutional investors for management
closed deals totaling over $150M
years in venture capital and private equity investing and consulting

Principal at Fort Ross Ventures, ex-venture partner at Seedstars International, ex-director at private equity fund, ex-McKinsey & Company.

  • 10 years in venture capital and private equity investing and consulting
  • Experienced in fundraising, fund origination and deal closing
  • Participated in raising a combined total of over $300M from institutional investors for management, experience closing 20+ deals totaling over $150M
  • Areas of expertise include fintech, b2b SaaS, marketplaces
  • Closed deals in UK, Israel and USA
  • Candidate of Economics, participant of Forbes rating “30 under 30”
  • Author of the Telegram channel @proVenture


17:30 - 18:00

Does it need investment?

The key points of Maxim's speech are:

  • General concepts about VC: why, who needs it, what stages of companies there are
  • Key factors for choosing a startup for an investor
  • Examples of startup and investor mistakes
  • Current reality: what is happening?
18:00 - 19:00​

The key points of Denis speech are:

  • Is there any promising topic or niche for investment in this crisis year?

  • What is the current activity of venture capital investors?

  • How have valuations changed in the venture capital market and what can we expect from the structure of deals for founders?

  • When can we expect the market to recover?

19:00 - 19:30​


Live participation in Limassol

Get working instruments from the investor & entrepreneur
You will get useful ideas for your business.

Also you’ll have an exchange of ideas with experts. Drinks, snacks and a great company are included =)

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Online viewing
answers to questions and recordings of reports for re-acquaintance.

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