Highlights

June 2, 2020

SmartGateVC is establishing Hero House Glendale with the launch planned in Fall 2020. Hero House Glendale aims to serve the naturally-expanding needs of Glendale and the surrounding areas and become a significant player and goes beyond running only the startup program.

October 20, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the #landed program, a project to connect Armenians in tech all around the world with the tech community in Armenia.

October 13, 2018

We are excited to announce our investment in SuperAnnotate AI, a 10-20x faster and extremely accurate image annotation technology powered by AI.

June 22, 2018

We are excited to announce the investment in Facehub, the first ever technology enabling face-to-face transfer on mobile device. They debut with mobile app to transfer facial expressions to different masks and setting the standard in facial animation software. The comp...

May 17, 2018

We are excited to announce the investment in Embry, a startup tapping into the future of wearable devices to meet the evolving needs of weight control. Embry is a thin smart insole with built-in scale designed for sustaining healthy weight. It’s a patent-pending techno...

April 12, 2018

The quantum computing revolution is upon us - a wave to impact the world by solving some of the most challenging problems we have. We at SmartGateVC predict this as next frontier in computational science and see Armenia as a part of it.

March 3, 2018

We are delighted to announce our first two investments in 2Hz and XCloud Networks. 2Hz’s speech enhancement technology significantly removes background noise from a real time conversation. XCloud Networks is a vendor of intent-based networking solution running on top o...

February 17, 2018

2018 starts with a new and bright page for Armenia. Tim Draper noticed the emerging opportunities evolving from here and SmartGateVC is delighted to announce investment from Tim Draper.

February 7, 2018

SmartGateVC is pleased to announce that starting February 2018, all SmartGateVC portfolio companies will have access to up to $120,000 of free Azure credits (Microsoft BizSpark), as well as explore opportunities provided by Microsoft Accelerator and Microsoft Ventures.

December 22, 2017

Hero House is the basement to spread the Hero culture in Armenia. Sourcing its inspiration from the Draper University of Superheroes, it is the space where the atmosphere excellence, integrity, friendship, hardworking, and fun is going to nurture superhero teams capabl...

October 4, 2017

On October 16, the Armenia Startup Academy will be launched in Armenia. The Academy is one of the initiatives of the Catalyst Foundation created by SmartGateVC's founders.

May 31, 2017

More than 200 representatives of tech entrepreneurship and science community gathered for Unleash the Future tech event, held on May 30. The event was initiated by SmartGateVC in partnership with the Foundation of Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), with the suppor...

May 6, 2017

On May 5th the winners of the application process for Innovation Matching Grants (IMG) and Science and Technology Entrepreneurship program (STEP) grant schemes were announced. A 2-day pitching event preceded, where 38 shortlisted startup teams and companies pitched the...

May 3, 2017

On May 3, 2017 around 100 participants representing the private and public sector, business associations, companies and individuals attended the event to discuss the support for financing innovative companies in Armenia. Financing opportunities such as the early stage...

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SmartGateVC leads the pre-seed round of dzook - Next Steps: Product Hunt, App Store & Google Play

June 21, 2020

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