Prior to launching Apomatix, Vartan was the founder and CEO of two software companies, both successfully sold in 2009. HighTechTA (2004), an R&D lab, provided acoustic recognition and behavioural modelling technology for the growing mobile industry and RawRip.com (2006), a music streaming company that was the first to offer Hybrid Recommendation technology and a disruptive business model of 100% royalties.
After the sale of both companies, Vartan became the Founding Director of the first Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative (EastWest Institute), engaging 41 countries and C-Level executives of 300 critical organisations. Vartan has also held positions as Senior Advisor to Ernst & Young on Digital Transformation; he became a Founder in two cybersecurity encryption labs which he successfully exited within two years. After which, he became the Founding Partner of KCS, an early stage venture fund. Earlier in his career Vartan was an Executive in Finance and Corporate Development at MGM Studios. Educated at the London School of Economics (LSE) Vartan holds a degree in Management Sciences and a double Master’s in Media and Communications.