Svet Sedov

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

Svet has more than 1000 publications about blockchain startups and crypto-currencies in various on-line medias with a number of views exceeding halve-a-million. He has about 20,000 followers on various 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: America, Africa and EuroAsia. Those life experiences provide him with the unique, global, world-wide view on the business and social interactions, which now constitutes the core of his approach to help international startups striving to reach the highest level of success.

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Series: History, Politics, Economy, Startups and Bitcoin Everywhere in the World.

Technical Articles

  • Blockstack Review
  • Komodo (KMD) Review and Rating
  • Stellar Review and Rating
  • Nervos Review and Rating
  • Ontology (ONT) Review and Rating
  • Vechain Review and Rating
  • Celer (CELR) Network Review
  • OmiseGo Review and Rating
  • MasterCoin Review and Rating
  • Ravencoin Review and Rating
  • ICON Review and Rating
  • NKN Review and Rating
  • Hedera Review and Rating
  • Chronologic Review and Rating
  • Red Belly Blockchain (RBBC) Test Results Review
  • Ruff Review and Rating
  • Quorum Review and Rating
  • Algorand Review and Rating
  • RainCube Review and Rating
  • “Harmony” Review and Rating
  • “Content Generation Network” (CGN) Review and Rating
  • Other:

    Worked With:

    Andreas Antonopoulos
    Author of "Mastering Bitcoin"

    Brock Pierce
    Cryptocurrencies Entrepreneur, Actor

    Vitalik Buterin
    Founder of Ethereum

    Daniel Larimer
    Founder of EOS

    Kathleen Breitman
    Co-founder of Tezos

    Bobby Lee
    Founder of China's first Bitcoin Exchange

    Greg Maxwell
    Bitcoin Core Developer, Co-Founder of Blockstreem

    Kobe Bryant
    Founder Kobe Inc., NBA Player, TRON enthusiast

    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.

    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.

    Want to work with us? Get in touch