On November 14, GSD had the honor of attending the 16th annual grant competition for investors in Perm. The event brought together technologists, startups, political leaders, and R&D gurus from across Russia.
"Any event that brings together so many talented and motivated people is a great event," said GSD Venture Studios CEO and Co-founder Gary Fowler. "GSD is proud to have attended, and Derek and I were impressed with the caliber of the contestants."
"Russia has a very promising startup scene, and most investors in the US don't know about it," said GSD Venture Studios COO and Co-founder Derek Distenfield. "This event proved that innovation is alive and well in Russia."
GSD Venture Studios travels the world inviting resilient teams to establish partnerships that ensure organizations grow the right way, without games or gimmicks. Unlike traditional investors, GSD executives take senior operational (often co-founder) roles in these companies, capitalizing on their trusted reputation, experiences and network to drive explosive growth.