Igor Pesin is a Partner and Investment Director at Life.SREDA VC, a global fintech-focused venture capital fund, headquartered in Singapore. Being responsible at Life.SREDA for the investments throughout their entire life cycle, Igor has executed more than 20 fintech deals across the world – in the US, Europe, CIS and Asia. Some companies, invested by Life.SREDA, are well-know benchmarks in the fintech space: Simple bank (sold to financial group BBVA), Moven, Fidor, Anthemis, SumUp, Allset, Rocketbank, Lenddo etc. Among 20 investments, Igor executed 7 successful exits through M&As and secondary deals.
— Board/Advisory Board Member at SumUp (Germany), Allset (US), Fastacash (Singapore), SoftPay (Vietnam), Scorista (Russia), Lenddo (US), Ayannah (Philippines), Mobikon (India), Yolopay (Singapore)
— From April 2016 Igor serves as CFO and managing director at Life.SREDA’s newly formed Banking on Blockchain fund (London)
— From June 2016 Igor serves as interim CEO for Life.SREDA’s strategic portfolio company in Asia BAASIS (www.baas.is ), the first Pan-Asian open-API bank-as-a-service platform aimed to address main challenges of fintech in Asia and create infrastructure for the whole industry.
Previous Igor’s background includes mix of corporate and entrepreneurial experience: 5 years in management consultancy and M&A (Strategy Partners Group, KPMG, IT businesses of JFK System) and 4 years as serial entrepreneur, launching and managing own startups in the e-commerce and tech space.
Igor passed a full-time MBA program in management, finance and investments at SKOLKOVO (US, China, Russia), entrepreneurship and innovations executive program at MIT Sloan (US), holds degrees in math and economics from The Higher School of Economics (Russia)