Maria Aksenova

  • Awardee of the Russian President's Award in the field of education, publisher and editor-in-chief of «Encyclopedia for kids Avanta+» (63 volumes, 20 mln books sold) and other encyclopedias
  • resident of Impact Entrepreneurs Association Avanta
  • Chairman of The Printing Pioneer Fund
  • Head of the Printing Pioneer Fund's accelerator, expert and jury member of other acceleration programs
  • Autor and host of education TV show «Do Russians know Russian?» (164 episodes) a series of documentaries
  • Author of books and articles (on startups' development and Russian language)
  • Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Poetess, member of the Writers' Union, great-granddaughter of the poet of the Silver Age
  • Member of the Register of Independent Directors
  • Advisory board member of the Niyama Japanese restaurants' franchise
  • Accredited investor of the MoscowSeedFund. Has 5 exits.


"My partners and I were not interested in money for the sake of money, but in business bringing positive changes to the world. In general, I believe that it is possible to speak of a business as successful only if it has both a financial and a social component"

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