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Note from Roham Gharegozlou
I invest in scary-smart entrepreneurs with something to prove, attacking large and profitable problems with an iterative, data-driven, and technology-heavy approach. I don't like blindly backing today's hot trend, rather I invest exclusively in where I see the puck going: that means sometimes we'll be wrong, other times we'll be very right. Post-investment, we move the needle in more ways than one (product design/development, recruiting/team building, business development and brand partnerships, corporate strategy and LT positioning, etc.) and stay engaged through our investments' lifecycle.
As a full-time operator, I have a hands-on perspective on what's working and what's not. I see through hype very quickly and only work with entrepreneurs who walk the walk. I don't anticipate doing more than 3-4 investments this year and will emphasize quality over quantity. Through Axiom Zen, our team of 80+ engineers and creatives, we thoroughly vet a company's team, technology, and product roadmap before engaging in an investment. Our team is comprised of former startup founders, folks from Apple, Google, Baidu, App Annie, Civic, and many others. We know what to look for. Products developed by Axiom Zen have touched 200+ million consumers and are used by the world’s leading companies and global governments. Axiom Zen is the team behind CryptoKitties, the most popular dApp on the Ethereum blockchain; ZenHub, the world’s leading collaboration solution for technical teams using GitHub; and Toby, recognized as Top Chrome Extension of the year by both Google and Product Hunt, among others. Axiom Zen's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vice, and Fast Company among others.