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Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Silicon Valley fallout from waging economic war against Russia
Russian politicians and tech leaders started coming to Silicon Valley more than a decade ago to build high-tech bridges but since the Crimea annexation in 2014, venture capital deal-making within the U.S. involving Russia has been declining.
Still U.S.-based and global VC firms face issues with investments made over the past decade alongside Russian firms and individuals.
Russia has been angling to make its own Silicon Valley with the Skolkovo Technopark outside Moscow, but now-ended relationships with tech investors and universities including MIT were important.
Photo: Rebecca Fannin at Moscow's tech park Skolkovo in 2018 to speak at an innovation conference