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Moscow-based Runa Capital to invest up to $200 million in European startups

Runa Capital, a Moscow-based global tech-focused venture capital firm, announced yesterday the first closing of its new fund, Runa Capital II. With a target size of $200 million, the firm will continue investing in tech-based companies worldwide, focusing especially on Europe. The amount of the first closing has not been disclosed.

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Towards a VC code of conduct

The venture business is a complex one – and the relationships between VCs and entrepreneurs are sometimes fraught with tension.

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Is entrepreneurship really alive and well in Silicon Valley?

We’re moving away from the heart of technology innovation — the infrastructure, the machines, the seminal ideas we can touch and feel — to quick fixes that are not setting the stage for the next new thing.

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Strategic investor: Friend or foe?

What are the plusses and minuses of taking in money from a corporation versus a financial investor?