RNK.VC is an Agricultural Biotech VC Fund focusing on the most innovative solutions in agricultural biotech field. Our main areas of investment are in cutting-edge biotechnology, including ecology tech, true biotech, agrotech, foodtech and others. Our mission is to identify and invest in the most promising biotech startups with a strong potential to transform the industry and become global market leaders.
Investment strategy
High-tech projects
Our fund is interested in investing in high-tech projects that are either based in the MENA region or ready for relocation, and which fit within our mandate scope. We seek to invest in companies that have a minimum viable product (MVP), and that are led by an experienced team with incentives aligned to the Fund's interests.
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We require that potential investments provide available and verifiable due diligence information, and demonstrate a willingness to meet our Fund's standards of transparency, both during due diligence and throughout our ongoing strategic advice and guidance process.
Go-to-market strategy
Our investment strategy seeks out unique and innovative technologies that have the potential to achieve a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. We look for companies that have a clear and identifiable exit plan, whether it be through an IPO or a sale to a strategic investor.
unique technology
Our investment strategy seeks out unique and innovative technologies that have the potential to achieve a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. We look for companies that have a clear and identifiable exit plan, whether it be through an IPO or a sale to a strategic investor.
Target industries
  • Non-standard water and liquid purification systems
  • Cleaning systems for gases and gas mixtures
  • Circular economy systems
  • Waste handling systems
  • Organic Waste Solutions
  • Greenhouse Gas Solutions
  • Custom Waste Collection Solutions
  • Microplastic solution
  • Water Treatment Solutions
  • Biodiversity conservation solutions
  • Biodiversity Management Solutions
  • Modeling of natural ecosystems
  • Simulation of soils and soil processes
  • Technologies for the restoration of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Technologies for the restoration of aquatic ecosystems
  • Biological material storage technologies
  • Introducer control solutions
  • Biorepellentation and pest control
  • Digital services and solutions in the field of ecology of natural ecosystems
  • Cell technologies, cultivation, media, reactors
  • New methods and technologies for obtaining organic substances using microorganisms
  • New solutions in the field of classical biotechnology
  • GMO projects with the modification of specific organisms
  • GMO technologies
  • Devices and engineering solutions for biotech
  • Industrial technologies for biotech processes
  • New strains, variety lines and breeds with promising properties
  • Vegetable alt products (meat, fish, cheeses, milk, etc.)
  • Cell food
  • Food waste
  • Full sharing
  • Storage and packaging
  • Processing technologies
  • Transportation – original solutions
  • Processing of primary raw materials - original solutions
  • Super and hyper foods
  • Unusual solutions and concepts in food retail and catering
  • Process stimulators biochemical, electromagnetic etc
  • Projects in the field of genetics and genetic technologies
  • Pharmaceutical devices
  • Production of derivatives and surrogates for pharmaceuticals
  • Aquaculture
  • Marinoculture
  • Mushrooms new strains, species, new growing technologies
  • Insect farms (except lionfish)
  • Non-standard growing systems for anyone
  • New types/breeds of animals
  • New plant species/varieties
  • Unusual ways to get fertilizer
  • Alternative protein production
  • Agricultural waste processing
  • Genetic technologies in agro
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  • 10+ years experience in startups, tech and venture capital investments
  • Work with private investors and funds in MENA region
  • Master degree in applied Physics and Mathematics in Science at MIPT, Faculty of Aerospace Research
  • Since 2010, have been actively involved in entrepreneurial activities (made exit in 2015 from the largest marketplace in CIS countries, totally raised more than $80mln);
  • Since 2017 – investment and fundraising activities in the field of high technologies (AI, VR/AR, Robotics, Deep tech, IOT etc). Building venture portfolios for family offices and high-net-worth individuals worldwide
  • Top Women in Tech from Europe in 2021 (IBT)
Serial entrepreneur and investor in Biotech and Deeptech startups in Biotechnology and Deep Tech Ecosystems.
Ilya is a co-founder and head of Biovolf, the company that develops efficient technologies for plant protein production and CO2 recycling.
By providing scientific and business expertise, he assists in the growth and development of high-tech companies, aiming to influence the development of the technological revolution.
As a TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) expert, he solves complex issues related to the implementation and evaluation of new technologies in business processes using a creative problem-solving approach.
Mohammed is a highly skilled computer hardware and embedded engineer with 13 years of experience in designing, prototyping, and mass-producing electronics and related hardware across various industries. His experience spans diverse sectors, including oil and gas, solar energy, medicine, and others, encompassing AI-driven hardware, robotics, logging tools, and security systems.
His strong educational background and experience enable him to navigate the entire product development lifecycle, from the initial proof-of-concept stage to full-scale production. With a comprehensive understanding of computer engineering and its practical applications, he has proven to be a valuable contributor in delivering cutting-edge solutions across multiple domains.
Elena Aster
Ilya Paraushkin
Mohammed Ahmed Hassanein Khalil
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