Nomination IIDF choice

IIDF choice

Nomination is designed for IT-startups that have finished developing the product and are currently taking a product to the market. This award is also applicable to startups that are interested in attracting investment and joining full-time acceleration program at IIDF.

Over 200 startups took part in this nomination. 

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Application period ended.


IT-startups at the stage of IIDF accelerator or later stages:

  • Your product prototype is ready to be shown to clients
  • Minimum 2 person team. Ideal team should have a marketing person, sales person and a tech specialist
  • 300 mln rub in projected annual revenue in 3-5 years time
  • You’ve made first sales or you are ready to make your first sales in the next month
  • You are willing to  cooperate with IIDF and join the full-time accelerator


Winners are invited to join beginner education program in IIDF full-time accelerator:

  • 3-day intensive for startup founders in Moscow
  • Deep-dive into online product launch methodologies, that will help you to understand your market, evaluate your potential and your team
  • Customer development and lean startup methodologies used by IIDF trackers and experts when working with startups
  • Feedback by VC managers and IIDF experts
  • An opportunity to be invited for a 2-month accelerator preparation program. This program helps startups to choose primary customer segment and validate product market fit though first sales



According to VentureSource by Dow Jones, IIDF is the most active VC by the number of deals in Europe. IIDF is responsible for over 50% of all the pre-seed stage VC deals in Russia (67% in 2014, 52% in 2015). IIDF invests in IT-startups at pre-seed, seed and round A startups from 2.1 to 324 mln rubles. Since 2013 the fund has signed over 290 deals on all investment rounds.


3-month intense launch program for IT-startups is based on typical founders mistakes cases and on decisions that lead companies to rapid growth. Since 2013 accelerator has worked with over 290 IT startups.

During acceleration period every startup is given a round of pre-seed funding of 2.1mln rub by IIDF. Upon achieving agreed KPIs during or after acceleration period, startups are offered another round of investment. Almost a quarter of all IIDF Accelerator alumnus get the next round from IIDF or other investors or manage to successfully grow the business using own resources.

While being a part of IIDF accelerator, our monthly revenue has increased from 400k to 800k rub. Average purchase size grew by 2,5 to 250k rubles. Our team grew from 3 to 12 people. We managed to streamline customer service processes, developed and started selling 2 new products.

IIDF full-time accelerator alumni, got a 15 mln rub seed-investment round by IIDF

IIDF Experts

Dmitry Kalaev

Accelerator Director

Artem Azevich

Accelerator tracking lead

Natalia Fedotova

Accelerator programs lead

Alexander Yeremeev

Lead of the part-time accelerator

Alexey Grinenko

Investment Manager

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