Viken Douzdjian

Founder & Managing Partner

Viken is Managing Partner of Argonautic Exit+ Fund and oversees Argonautic’s venture and growth investing. He focuses on B2B and machine learning technologies across several industries. Prior to Argonautic Ventures, he served as COO at VC-backed compliance software start-up, Trellis. Prior to Trellis, he was an investor at Marlin Equity Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm. Viken evaluated platform and add-on investment opportunities and worked closely with management teams to implement growth and value initiatives. While at Marlin, Viken specialized in restructurings and complex corporate carve-outs of technology and technology-enabled services companies. Prior to Marlin, Viken worked in the M&A technology group at Wells Fargo's Investment Bank in San Francisco where he focused on software, hardware, Internet and semiconductor verticals. He specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Advisory. Viken earned a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated with honors and as a Bill Gates Investments Fellow. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Claremont McKenna College's Financial Economics Institute.