A large portion of the company "Svetofor" plans to direct development in the field of IT
MOSCOW, October 23./TASS/. The company "Svetofor", resident of "SKOLKOVO" Fund, attracted 50 million rubles of investment funds, placing its bonds on the Moscow exchange at 18% per annum, the press service of the Fund.
"This is the first case of SKOLKOVO resident on public capital markets. The involved means "Svetofor" plans to direct for improvement of innovative IT-e-learning platform, which has no analogues neither in Russian, nor in foreign markets autoopravna", - stated in the message.
"Today one of the most active consumers in the market is the millennial generation. For them are characteristic different system of consumption: they are used to obtain all services through a smartphone. We to these challenges is ready. In the development of our platform has already invested more than 100 million rubles. The next stage is a complete revision and product launch of a mobile app. It will give the opportunity to comfortably carry the listener through the entire learning process, to remotely monitor the results of practical sessions and exams," - are reported words of the owner and the General Director of AO "Svetofor Grupp" Artem Dogaeva.
About 40 million roubles of the involved means the company plans to direct development in the field of IT and 10 million roubles in the commercialisation and marketing, the report says.
"Entering the public markets debt and high rating from investors in the course of placement of bonds confirm the correctness of the chosen strategy and open the company's new development opportunities, including areas of implementation of the B2B strategy and international expansion," - are reported words of the head of the "Education" of the information technologies cluster of the SKOLKOVO Foundation Ekaterina Ryzhkova.
In "SKOLKOVO" noted that in the coming year the "Svetofor" plans to enter the IPO (in the IIM sector of the market of investments and innovations of the Moscow Exchange), to evaluate the company and to offer investors up to 25% of the shares in the public offering.
About the company
AO "Svetofor Grupp" - operator of educational services for the training of drivers and has resident status of "SKOLKOVO" Foundation for advanced IT development in the field of distance learning.
The company provides services in training drivers of vehicles of all categories in Russia under the brand of "Traffic light" using the developed educational IT platform.
"Svetofor Grupp" brings together 55 of the driving schools and training centres under the brand of "Svetofor" in St.-Petersburg, the Leningrad region, Moscow, Podolsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Kursk and Chelyabinsk, through which commercialize the results of the research activities In 2019, the company plans to increase the number of classrooms to 100.
In 2015, the company "Svetofor Grupp" launched an innovative distance learning platform drivers. The uniqueness of the technology is that in the learning process, the system evaluates many of the behavioral characteristics of the student: concentration, frequency cues, and variations in the choice of answers. Thus, the program identifies individual behavioral characteristics, such as risk tolerance and automatically selects for the student the most optimal for learning trajectory.
The SKOLKOVO Foundation is one of the leading development institutions of Russia. The aim of the Fund is the creation of an ecosystem favourable for entrepreneurship and research in the areas of: energy efficiency and saving, nuclear, space, biomedical, strategic computer technologies and software.
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