Renata RA Akhunova
As seen in Forbes USA “The Top Women in Venture Capital and Angel Investing”
Innovation background began from the position of the counselor to the Head of one of the regional state institution - The Innovation and Development Agency. The Agency had to work out the Concept of Regional Innovation Policy, to build and regularize the pool of objects of innovation infrastructure and improve their performance. During operation Renata paid much attention to launching the startups from the pre-seed stage, including its incubation and raising the investments, so after a while she was invited to join the foreground programm of the federal executive authority - The Agency of youth affairs, where Renata oversees innovation projects with young academics in their teams at all stages. Many current activities are related to the priorities of the Center of Research and Commercializing of New Technologies - Skolkovo. Having personal experience in entrepreneurship, Renata has built the franchise network and is specializing in franchising and licensing.