Advisory arm of NYC-based blockchain-focused VC founded by industry experts. SMC Capital aims to find and support the highest quality blockchain projects.
Our story
John and Mik founded SMC Capital in 2018. Leveraging their background in traditional business and extensive knowledge about blockchain market built during their careers as CMO / CBDO and Head of Partnerships respectively at ICORating, the largest rating agency in the blockchain, John and Mik launched a VC fund and advisory headquartered in NYC with representation in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. John and Mik believe that profitable investments can only be discovered after conducting a comprehensive market analysis, which is why SMC makes all decisions only after a well-detailed audit. Our adherence to this principle allows us to be a successful investment fund and advisory firm, even in the most unpredictable and volatile market the world ever has seen.
Founding partners
John Slyusarev
Co-founder, Managing Partner
Prior to founding SMC Capital, John worked as CMO and CBDO of ICORating, the largest blockchain industry rating company, leading ICORating's international expansion. John also served as the CMO of one of the largest travel platforms in Eastern Europe. He also ran his own consulting firm, working with some of the world's largest banks, retailers, startups, and venture funds. John's expert commentary on the blockchain market has been published by leading media, including Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, INC,, CoinTelegraph, and many others.
Mik Mironov
Co-founder,, Senior Partner
Mike managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of assets as a Coverage Banker for Financial Institutions for the EMEA region at ABN AMRO Bank for over 8 years. In his role as a Community Growth mastermind at Airbnb, Mike oversaw a 700% community growth in just 2 years. Mike has worked in blockchain since 2015. As Head of Sales and Partnerships at ICORating, he built profitable partnerships with leading crypto industry funds and exchanges. He is a co-founder of GlTA - the Global ICO Transparency Alliance. Mike holds an MBA from the University of Wales and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.
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What we do
We invest in fast growing companies
all over the world. If you want to raise money from us, apply.
We help selected companies raise funds from our global network of investors, including leading investment funds from the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and San Francisco.
Our experts have helped dozens of companies structure fundraising rounds, fine-tune tokenomics, and seek out funding from motivated strategic investors.
Our portfolio
We supported fast-growing global blockchain projects across different industry verticals
SMC media mentions
Quotes from our Managing Partner John Slyusarev in the leading business media
Our contacts
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+1 347 630 65 14
110, Wall Street, NY,NY