Venturing into Russia’s Silicon Valley

Alexandra Johnson - Managing Director, DFJ-VTB Aurora Venture Fund

Today’s guest is Alexandra Johnson. Many scientists in Russia say the country has huge intellectual potential. But effective commercial use of innovation is still not common in Russia. Businessmen do not want to invest big money into risky projects which may not work out. But hopes are that the new innovation center, Skolkovo, dubbed the Russian Silicon Valley, can bring change…and investors. Our guest Alexandra Johnson, the managing director of a venture capital company, knows how to turn ideas into money.