Yervand Sarkisyan is an experienced investor and entrepreneur who specializes in AI and deep tech ventures. He is the founding partner at Granatus Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in deep tech startups. He is also the founder of DEEPTECHX, a platform that facilitates connections between deep tech founders, investors, corporate entities, advisors, and board members.
Yervand's extensive experience includes serving on the boards of Benivo and Seaside Startup Holdings, and advising notable companies such as Moxie Robot / Embodied, GG, Saatchi Art, Picsart, Sedition, and many others. He has been instrumental in organizing the Seaside Startup Summit, a global series of bootcamp acceleration programs aimed at fostering startup growth. In addition, he has also founded a software and product consultancy, launching digital products for public companies, corporates, and high-growth startups.
Yervand is sought after as both a speaker and mentor on topics including investments, deep tech and AI, building ecosystems, corporate governance, and sustainability. His interests include the most advanced technologies that have an impact on helping achieve sustainability and impact. Beyond his professional pursuits, he enjoys canoeing, cycling, and spending time with his family.
He holds a Masters in Finance with Distinction from London Business School and has degrees in mathematics and computer science. Yervand hosts the podcast "Masters of Deep Tech," which delves into the captivating world of scientific startups.