Maxim Chebotarev is Head of Venture Community Development and Co-investments department at Internet Initiatives Development Fund. Maxim is responsible for all co-investments by external investors in IIDF’s portfolio companies and Russian VC market development. Internet Initiatives Development Fund is $95 mln venture capital firm based in Moscow, Russia. According to Dow Jones (2015) IIDF is the most active early stage venture fund in Russia and Europe. IIDF has more than 250 hi-tech companies in portfolio and more than 30 companies raised financing round from external Russian and international investors. One of the priorities for the Internet Initiatives Development Fund is financial and expert support for startups in the early stage. IIDF collaborates with 80+ IT corporations to help startups with expertise, resources, technologies, go-to-market tactics, PR and intro to enterprise clients. The Fund also has launched a variety of educational programs and performed a number of legislative initiatives. Prior to joining IIDF, Maxim held different positions in hi-tech companies in Moscow, Russia.