Russian politicians and tech leaders started coming to Silicon Valley more than a decade ago to build high-tech bridges but since the Crimea annexation in 2014, venture capital deal-making within the U.S. involving Russia has been declining.
Still U.S.-based and global VC firms face issues with investments made over the past decade alongside Russian firms and individuals.
Russia has been angling to make its own Silicon Valley with the Skolkovo Technopark outside Moscow, but now-ended relationships with tech investors and universities including MIT were important.
Photo: Rebecca Fannin at Moscow’s tech park Skolkovo in 2018, to speak at this innovation conference
Keynote Speaker Rebecca A. Fannin, Author, Silicon Heartland The I-70/75 Development Association is a regional economic development organization of several hundred public and private sector professionals working within the Greater Dayton region in southwest Ohio. See full program: http://i70-75.org/events/
Book Talk by Author & Journalist Rebecca A. Fannin in Madison, Wisconsin at the annual Wisconsin Book Festival Rebecca’s book Silicon Heartland launched in March 2023. Books will be available for purchase and for signing by the author