Infrafond RVC - 100%
Dmitry Denisov is a new editor-in-chief
In 2014 Dmitry Denisov released from a duty of the Chief Editor of the edition Denis Viktorov.
Infrafond RVC receives full control over the edition
Since April 14, 2014 Infrafond RVC became the only owner of the magazine.
2011: Infrafond RVC redeems 37.5% of the magazine
On December 9, 2011 it became known that Business magazine will become the first company in a portfolio of Infrastrukturnye investitsii RVC LLC ("Infrafond RVC"). The decision to approve acquisition of 37.5% of the magazine was made at the regular meeting of Board of fund.
Investments will be used for implementation of the new strategy of development for the existing business publication "Business magazine" which is issued Kompyyuterra publishing house since 2002, with preserving of the basic principles of the business model operating at the moment.
Deep "immersion of edition in a subject" was promoted also by release in partnership with the Russian venture capital company of the regular thematic pages "Venture Investment".
The main focus of the magazine and reader's audience – entrepreneurs and managing owners of the companies regardless of the amount of business. Frequency of the magazine – once a month. According to monitorings of company "TNS Russia" (December, 2011) Business magazine enters into the three of the leading business magazines of Russia by the audience size. Denis Viktorov, managing director of Business magazine.
The regional partner network of Business magazine includes 24 regional editions and covers almost all large cities of the Russian Federation. Partners publish regional releases of Business magazine by forces of own editions.
Dmitry Mendrelyuk, founder of Business magazine:
"The funds invested by Infrafond RVC will be allocated for implementation of an investment program, aimed at development of the existing media business of the edition to qualitatively new level, a rekontseption of Business magazine with the shift of the main focus on scope of venture investments, innovations and a technology entrepreneurship and also start of the new directions of business in adjacent segments that will allow to diversify sources of income of the company and will provide synergy.
Besides, within this project we intend to solve one more important problem — to change traditional approach to business journalism and to offer the market qualitatively other model. Discussion of common truths and the known instruments of business becomes long ago less interesting both for journalists, and for readers — shareholders, investors, entrepreneurs, top managers. Standard answers all to a lesser extent interest business audience.
Before our eyes there are new markets and niches, also the rate of the technology changes which are cardinally transforming usual business processes significantly grew. It is necessary to recognize that the traditional business press ceased to be in time behind these trends. With assistance of Infrafond RVC we are ready to implement modern approach to discussion of really current problems and questions, paying special attention to the innovation business methods".
Jan Ryazantsev, director of the department of investments and examination and board member of JSC Russian Venture Capital Company:
"We pass the difficult period of check by practice of the selected investment focus of fund: support of service infrastructure for the innovative companies and investors. Qualitative information – one of key resources for achievement of success by the entrepreneur. Therefore the first investment – in known, respected by professionals, the media resource, ready to serious development, managed by a pilot, keen command. The Infrafond RVC will receive in Business magazine a share in 37.5%. From our point of view, the volume of investment is quite reasonable, considering the expected positive effect for all innovation ecosystem. The first investment – very disturbing moment. I hope, the good example initiates a powerful flow of qualitative investment requests to Infrafond".
Igor Agamirzyan, CEO and chairman of the board of JSC Russian Venture Capital Company:
"Null information about infrastructure of the market and its participants, the low culture of work with intellectual property and misunderstanding of its role in the strategy of business, the need for the personnel combining technology skills with skills of management of the innovative companies, backwardness of communications – all this became premises to creation of Infrafond RVC. Therefore a priority which it is worth – performing effective investments into the businesses providing to the technology companies a necessary set of services and services before fund. We expect that activity of Infrafond RVC will significantly accelerate creation of so-called "soft infrastructure" of the technology market".
2002: Start of issue of the magazine
Is issued Kompyyuterra publishing house since 2002.