Business Accelerator

Renata Akhunova

Partner @ FormulaVC venture fund

An entrepreneur, angel investor turned VC.
Seen on Forbes USA ""The Top Women in Venture Capital and Angel Investing"":
Invited as an Expert of Analytic Center under The Government of Russian Federation on issues: National innovation system design, Integration of the Eurasian economic system, Russian international financial center, Development of competitive markets.
Advisor to The Federal Agency on Youth Affairs of Russian Federation
USAID invited keynote speaker and program participant
Innovation background began from the position of the counselor to the Head of one of the regional state institution - The Innovation and Development Agency. The Agency had to work out the Concept of Regional Innovation Policy, to build and regularize the pool of objects of innovation infrastructure and improve their performance. During operation Renata paid much attention to launching the startups from the pre-seed stage, including its incubation and raising the investments, so after a while she was invited to join the foreground program of the federal executive authority - The Agency of Youth Affairs, where Renata oversaw innovation projects with young academics in their teams at all stages.Many activities were related to the priorities of the Center of Research and Commercializing of New Technologies - Skolkovo. Having personal experience in entrepreneurship, Renata has built the franchise network and is specializing in franchising and licensing.