Vladislav Solodkiy

CEO and Managing Partner, Life.SREDA VC
Founder of Life.SREDA VC. One of TOP35 most influential fintech-investors in the world in 2015 and 2016 (by Institutional Investor magazine), and of TOP100 fintech-ecosystem builders in Asia in 2015 and 2016 (by E&Y and NextMoney). Contributor for Forbes, TechInAsia and many other business and tech- media. Speaker and judge at Money2020, European Fintech Awards and many other fintech events.


Igor Pesin

Partner and Investment Director at Life.SREDA VC
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 ( ), 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)

Jeremy Berger

Portfolio Director of Life.SREDA
Jeremy is the Portfolio Director of Life.SREDA, one of the first fintech only venture capital funds in Southeast Asia. Through it’s two funds, Life.SREDA has made over 20 investments across the US, Europe, & SE Asia with 7 exits to date. Jeremy manages the digital banking, blockchain, and digital compliance side of the portfolio.
Jeremy is also the COO of Arival Bank, a venture-backed digital banking startup for SMEs. Additionally, Jeremy helped create Goldbell Investments, the corporate VC fund of the Goldbell Group, focusing on investments in mobility and automotive innovations. Jeremy is also a speaker and panelist at different conferences such as the World Blockchain Summit, Blockchain Fair Asia, & Singapore Business Review’s 20 hottest startups.
Prior to joining the venture capital and startup scene in Singapore, Jeremy worked for various fintech startups, venture accelerators, and one of the largest wealth management & investment firms in the US.
Originally from Chicago, Jeremy completed his degree in global business at the University of South Florida (St. Petersburg) where he launched one of the first athletic organisations in school history. He built the baseball club from the ground up and turned it into a nationally ranked team. Jeremy also spent summers studying and working in Eastern Europe & Southeast Asia.




Life.SREDA I was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Moscow. It became one of the first global VC funds focused on Financial Technologies. We have invested $40M in 13 start-ups globally and made 7 exits.



Life.SREDA II was founded in 2015 when we relocated our headquarters to Singapore. At its core, FinTech-focused VC fund connecting Asia and the whole World. Up to date we invested in 8 start-ups from 5 countries around Asia.

BB Fund

Banking on Blockchain Fund by Life.SREDA was founded in 2016, is a new €25M fund targeting innovations in blockchain tech. Headquartered in London, our main focus with BB Fund is on European and Asian start-ups.


THE FIRST FINTECH BANK, The first crypto-friendly fintech-bank


BAASIS is the first Pan-Asian bank-as-a-service-platform. BAASIS provides a core banking infrastructure for FinTech start-ups and other non-banks in Asia and act as a middleware between traditional banks and FinTech players. Being a FinTech ecosystem builder in Asia, Life.SREDA team executes the development of BAASIS platform.

FR is a leading specialized blog about financial innovations. It provides the most important information covering the hottest topics on Fintech, Banks in Fintech, Deals, opinions, analytics and data etc.

InspirAsia is our acceleration program aimed to explore synergy opportunities between Life.SREDA’s portfolio companies in Asia: Mobikon, SoftPay, Fastacash, WishFinance, Lenddo, Posseple, Yolopay and Ayannah.


Inspirussia is our FinTech and blockchain focused R&D centre based in Russia’s tech capital — Innopolis. It’s led by Life.SREDA VC in partnership with financial institutions and is divided into three units: R&D centre, co-working space and accelerator.


Our semi-annual Venture research is an insight on the all latest trends of the financial technologies industry. In report, we cover all main verticals and provide deep industry analytics. We also try to explain the current growth drivers of the industry and point on the challenges and opportunities faced by emerging start-ups.


In March, 2016 Life.SREDA VC has launched its own fintech co-working space in Singapore
The 3200 square foot co-work space, meant for fintech-related community events and ventures, comes with a bouquet of facilities, a fintech library with books curated by Life.SREDA and a café. Additionally, the co-working space includes an art gallery that will feature a changing selection of art pieces from renowned international artists, an events zone complete with small stage and seating areas within the co-working space to host events, meetups and other community activities.

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