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  • Russian billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as chairman of Mail.ru

    Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Yuri Milner, has stepped down as chairman of the board of directors of Mail.ru, one of the largest internet companies in Russia. Milner is also the founder of international investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), and has invested in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Y Combinator and ZocDoc through Mail.ru and DST. In a press release issued by Mail.ru, the group announced that current CEO Dmitry Grishin was elected to...

  • Curation: Is a bubble forming?

    As the subject of curation takes off Venture Capitalists are funding more "curation" startups which could likely lead to a bubble in this sector. VCs are beginning to talk publicly about "curation" which means they are telling startups what type of companies they are looking to fund in the hopes that someone will create those companies. For example, Fred Wilson, the New York-based VC recently wrote about curation: "I'm a big fan of curation in...

  • Yuri Milner: Making billions in the new bubble

    Craig Mellow, at The Deal Magazine has a fascinating profile of Yuri Milner, the Russian investment banker who runs Digital Sky Technologies(DST), a multi-billion dollar fund. Milner has garnered tremendous amounts of publicity for his investments in Facebook, Groupon and other high flying US companies. Late last year, DST partner Alexander Tamas, defended Groupon’s rejection of Google’s acquisition bid, citing that Groupon could become one of the most important companies on the internet. Tamas also said that DST looks for companies with a valuation of at least US$1-billion and it only invests in internet companies that have the potential to become the...