Armen brings the perspective of an entrepreneur and startup co-founder, a product marketer at Fortune 500 healthcare companies, and an investor to DCVC. He leverages these diverse experiences to guide DCVC portfolio companies in their growth, focusing specifically on those in healthcare and biotech. Armen’s operational experience spans across medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and compute-driven startups in healthcare. Early in his career, he developed an online pharmacy for one of the first patient health record companies. He then spent several years in product management and early market development for first-in-class technologies at Guidant, Edwards Lifesciences, and Evalve (acquired by Abbott Laboratories).
After Abbott, he co-founded DCVC company BlueTalon, which was initially focused on enterprise data security for data-driven clinical trial design and population health management. In addition to his operating role, Armen also leverages his unique cross-industry experience in technology and healthcare to identify new high potential startups for investment at the intersection of deep compute/Big Data and the life sciences. Armen holds an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University and an S.B. in Biomechanical Engineering and a Minor in French from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.