Position: Partner at SmartGateVC
Draper Univ Spring 2015 alum and founding partner smartgate.vc, a seed fund focused on AI, Cybersecurity and IoT. Previously, Hambardzum worked for the government and the World Bank Group.
Expertise include Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrencies, Loyalty Programs, International Development Laws and Regulations, Customer Development & Venture Capital.
Armenia was the Silicon Valley of the Soviet Union with 30% of Soviet military electronics produced in this tiny country. The Soviet nuclear bomb also was created here according to the CIA. It’s a promising land with very strong mathematical and chess schools, which nowadays has allowed Armenians seriously to reach the top in areas such as AI and Cybersecurity. There are a few startups in the Valley that have originated from or have a significant presence in Armenia, that have raised funds from VC’s such as DFJ and Sequoia. Hambardzum works closely with some of the key scientists in Armecybersecurityseurity, deep learning and AI.