Fast Lane Ventures
At Fast Lane Ventures, we build internet businesses. Our approach is unique in the Russian market: our vibrant ecosystem attracts internet rock stars by providing their companies with both seed investment and comprehensive operational support to develop, launch and promote remarkable businesses.
Our success has not gone unnoticed: in 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Fast Lane Ventures the №2 investor in Russia.
Fast Lane Ventures was founded in 2010 by a team of serial entrepreneurs with a strong track record of building companies and successful investments in Russia and the CIS countries. Successes include such well-known companies as Ozon.ru, KupiVip.ru, Otto Group Russia, Rusfinance Bank and Lensmaster.
Since its foundation just two and half years ago, the company has raised over US$83 million from a number of Russian and international investors. These include three strategic investment partners, Direct Group, eVenture Capital Partners and VTB Capital. Investors in Fast Lane Ventures also include Intel Capital, Kinnevik, Mangrove Capital, ru-Net, and UMJ Russia, among others.
To support the fast growth of new businesses with talented and highly motivated specialists Fast Lane Ventures has opened its first regional office – Fast Lane Academia – in the city of Ivanovo. This is a place where the new generation of “internet-builders” can grow by creating an internal staff training system. This initiative is fully supported by Ivanovo region Governor Mikhail Menn, who recognized the potential to develop the region’s economy and to give real opportunities to young specialists.