TITLE

Cisco Invests in Russia

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Red Herring;4/16/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 14, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that San Jose, California-based Cisco Inc. has hired a fulltime investment manager in Moscow to find venture capital funding opportunities in Russia. It has also announced that its first Russian investment was made in Ozon, an e-commerce company that offers retail services similar to Amazon.com. Cisco has invested more than $1 billion in startups over the last few years, but the bulk of that money has landed in the U.S. However, it has broadened its horizon in the last six months, making key investments in Europe, Israel, China, and India. In December 2006, it invested $50 million in China Communications Services.
ACCESSION #
24879897

 

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