Russian Classified Giant’s $75m From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies

Russian Classified Giant’s $75m From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies

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Avito.ru, the biggest online classified ads site in Russia, has secured a fresh $75 million round of funding from Accel Partners’ London office. Founded in 2008, Avito has so far landed $101 million from Accel, Baring Vostok Private Equity, Kinnevik, and Northzone. The capital will be used for expansion and...
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