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Be discovered by top
Silicon Valley VCs
Palo Alto | May, 2018
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About Global Pitch

Global Pitch Russia is a pitching event in Silicon Valley for the fastest growing Russian tech startups with global potential.

Our goal is to help the most promising teams increase their visibility among top-tier US VCs and get investments for scaling to the US market.

The event is organized by IIDF and Fortross Ventures.

Boost your visibility among Silicon Valley investors
Improve your pitching skills with the help of Russian and Silicon Valley experts
Expand your network and make connections
Receive constructive feedback on your IT startup
Receive extensive media coverage in Russia and the USA
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Investors and experts

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If you are an investor and you want to be a part of Global Pitch Russia in Silicon Valley, please write to

Dmitry Kalaev
Head of IIDF Accelerator
Victor Orlovsky
GP at Fortross Ventures
Maxim Chebotarev
Partner at Techmafia, Co-investments at IIDF

Conditions and timeline

Nov 2017
Russian tech startups with potential for scaling to the US market can apply to participate. We encourage you to answer all the questions in the application in detail. It is free to apply to pitch and it’s also free to present in the session (if selected). The application process proceed on two rounds. Finalists of the first round will be selected on Russian Startup Go Global by IIDF (end of November 2017), second turn will held on Venture Summit hosted by Sberbank (mid of February 2018).
Nov 2017
Deadline for applications of the first round. Experts from IIDF and Fortross Ventures will select the most promising and mature startups to move through to the next phase.
Nov 2017
The selected teams will be invited to the pitch session at Russian Startups Go Global 2017 (RSGG’17).
Nov 2017
The best startups will be selected by the jury at the RSGG’17 pitch session to participate in Global Pitch.
Feb 2018
Deadline for applications of the second round. Selection process will be organized by Sberbank and FortRoss Ventures.
Fed 2018
The selected teams of the second round will be invited to the pitch session. Experts from Sberbank and FortRoss Ventures will elect winners of the second round of applications.
May 2018
Finalists of two rounds head to Silicon Valley and prepare to pitch and network with investors, with the support of Silicon Valley experts. Travel and accommodation costs are covered for startup founders and team members (up to 2 persons).
May 2018
The participants will pitch their startups in Palo Alto in front of Silicon Valley investors and receive feedback on their businesses.
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Sharpen your pitch at Russian Startups Go Global 2017

The selected teams will receive valuable support in preparing their pitches for RSGG’17 to Russian and US investors and experts on November 29th. RSGG’17 is an international conference where tech startups are given the opportunity to meet foreign investors and identify opportunities for scaling abroad. Our main speakers include Brant Cooper from Moves the Needle and Marvin Liao and Sheel Mohnot from 500 Startups.

If you don’t happen to get selected to participate in the Global Pitch in Silicon Valley, don’t worry! You’ll still be able to make valuable connections and get noticed by VCs. Every participant in the RSGG’17 pitch session will get free tickets to the networking dinner with Russian and foreign investors which is held after the conference.

Find out more about RSGG’17


IIDF is the most active early stage fund in Russia and Europe according to Dow Jones. The fund manages $100M and invests from $35k (pre-seed) up to $5.4M (growth stage). IIDF closes more than 100 IT startup deals each year, constituting 80% of Russian early-stage venture capital market.
Fortross Ventures (former MoneyTime Ventures) is an early growth stage VC backed by top Russian corporations and opens doors to Russia, CIS, CEE and Turkey consumer markets and commercial companies for its portfolio companies. Invests in US, Israel and Russia in B rounds onwards in selected areas: AI, IOT, FinTech, MarketPlaces and Cloud.

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