Svyatoslav (SVET) Sedov

Svet is an active angel investor and serial entrepreneur, who lives and works in Silicon Valley, CA, USA. Svet has 14 projects under his belt among which are the largest East European on-line retailers and the Stock Exchange. He also owns and runs FirstInternational.In (FRISCO) - the five-years-old incubator for international companies localed in Palo Alto, California.

Svet had started his career in Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting (AA&AC) as the business systems analyst and during the following decade had been promoted to the Partner and acquired additional professional degrees in Accounting, Appraisal, Investment Banking, Private Equities and Venture Capital. Among his clients were more than a dozen international corporations from the top of Fortune 500 list, including, JP Morgan, Solomon Brothers, Shell, Exxon, BP, GM, HP, Dell, Boeing, Ford, AT&T, Motorola, PepsiCo, Ottis, McDonalds, Mariotte, Procter & Gamble and others.

After leaving AA&AC Svet found his own investment fund and became one of the early decentralization enthusiasts. In 2008 he launched the first Russian community owned platform for trading shares of privately owned startup companies, which was later transformed into the Russian NASDAQ.

In 2014 Svet founded the first Russian incubator in Silicon Valley. In 2015 he joined the Hacker Dojo's Ethereum community in Mountain View, CA. During the following years he had became one of the first Silicon Valley blockchain community organizer, blockchain coder and smart contracts architect.

Among other non-profit initiatives he runs the expert group "Ask Svet About Crypto", where he analyzes whitepapers, mentors several blockchain startups and serves as an advisor to San Francisco and Bay Area based blockchain hackathons.

Svet also has more than 1000 publications about blockchain startups and crypto-currencies in various on-line medias. He has more than 450 thousands views on Quora and about 20,000 followers in LinkedIn and other social platforms.

Svet travels extensively in the World. During his career he's been working and living in more than 40 countries on three continents: American, African and Asian-European. That now provides him with the unique, global, world-wide view on the business and social interactions, which now constitutes the core of his approach to helping international startups to reach the highest level of success.

Worked With:

Vitalik Buterin
Founder of Ethereum

Daniel Larimer
Founder of EOS

Bobby Lee
Founder of BTCC

Greg Maxwell
Bitcoin Core Developer, Co-Founder of Blockstreem


What drives us?

Instead of all recent advancements too many young founders in the Silicon Valley, who have no product but only an idea, are left alone without any support.


Are you passionate enough? FRISCO is the right place for forge your passion into the gold.


We start working with founders on an idea stage.


Follow your vision and the money will follow you.

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Why you should work with FRIISCO?

Individual founders

We accept teams as well as individual founders.

Personal growth

We help you to understand your strengths.

International market

We orientate your startup on the bigger international markets.

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