We believe in increased access to top VC investments

Covenant Venture Capital provides investors with the unique opportunity to invest alongside the top VCs in the world.  These investors are large institutions representing the highest levels of capital formation, creating hundreds of multi-billion dollar market cap companies per year. Covenant democratizes access, allowing accredited investors to invest in these exclusive opportunities.


Covenant provides access with the insight you need to be confident in your investments

Our unique three trigger strategy enables Covenant and its investors to pick and choose from investments made by some of the best names in Venture Capital.  If you'd like to learn more about our three trigger strategy, reach out.

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Meet Our Team

Covenant is comprised of industry veterans and thought leaders in Finance.  Providing high-quality investments is impossible without a high-quality team.  At Covenant VC, we pride ourselves on selecting some of the most advanced minds of Venture Capital

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Karl Douglas

Chairman, Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Douglas is a consummate Wall Street deal-maker with 35 years of experience structuring debt and equity transactions. He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Insight Family Office, Ltd. Karl began his career at Integrated Resources, Inc., a Fortune 50 real estate investment bank. He was a corporate officer at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch, and Terra Nova Capital. Since 2000, he has advised over $2 billion of transactions including rated structured transactions, restructurings, private equity acquisitions, and mergers. Mr. Douglas has global reach into the boardrooms of many of the world’s most influential banks, private investment firms, VCs, and corporations. He was also a strategic advisor to the BAJ Technology Accelerator which focuses on AI and block-chain companies, and Unify Biotechnologies, a biotech accelerator group


Armen Kherlopian

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Armen Kherlopian provided high impact Data Science advisory for Global Fortune 100 companies and government organizations such as NASA. Armen was Co-founder of the Data Science Bowl, the largest data challenge for social good as well as Co-author of the Field Guide to Data Science, which has over 25,000 copies in distribution. Mr. Kherlopian was Awarded with the U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. He is a U.S. delegate to the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings in Germany. Armen holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics with a focus on Machine Learning from Cornell University and a Fellowship in High-Performance Computing with a focus on AI at Princeton University


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Patrick Sturgeon


Mr. Sturgeon has focused on growth companies and, in particular aerospace & defense, financial services, technology, and healthcare sectors. Patrick has 20 years of experience executing on IPOs, M&A, Private Placement, and SPAC transactions. Patrick is currently a partner at Brookline Capital Markets, a division of Arcadia Securities, where he is currently registered with Series 7 and 63 licenses. His key role in Covenant’s access to off-market secondaries via his vast network in the VC community. Patrick is also a sponsor & CFO of 3 Nasdaq listed Special Purpose Acquisition companies. He has served as Managing Director at Axiom Capital Management and has approximately a decade focusing on M&A in the Financial Services sector at Freeman & Co.


Troy Douglas

General Partner

As the youngest partner, Mr. Douglas brings a unique high-tech perspective to our team. Although his roots are in the family office, Mr. Douglas has extensive experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance (“DeFi”), holding a certificate in Blockchain Finance from MIT. His responsibilities at Covenant involve management of technical infrastructure and due diligence on opportunities involving blockchain• In addition to his responsibilities at Covenant, he is the Managing Partner of 4T Ventures, LLC, a crypto-mining operation that focuses on cross-currency arbitrage, effectively identifying inefficiencies in mining hash rates across currencies and swapping production.


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Sis Barseghyan

Venture Partner

Sis is an experienced venture capitalist primarily responsible for sourcing and executing opportunities in Europe and Asia. He develops and implements strategies for delivering superior asset performance by restructuring and repositioning assets in the secondary market. As a full Venture Partner, Sis actively participates in all stages of the transaction process, including direct investment as a principal and voting representative on Covenant's Investment Committee.

He began his career at DNB Markets and Barclays Capital, where he held several roles in Leveraged Finance and Infrastructure M&A. He then moved on to Travco Corporation, where he was responsible for growing and managing portfolio assets in Europe. Most recently, Sis served as the Investment Director at BT Invest, where he sourced and executed opportunities.

Emma Arakelyan

Venture Partner

Emma is a world-class management consulting executive, angel investor, author, speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, coach, and professor.  Emma brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership across business strategy, IT architecture, transformation, governance, and compliance credentialed by global professional services and technology companies as a partner at EY (Ernst & Young) and Managing Director at Accenture.  Emma has first-hand experience in business transformation and technology solutions implementation for Fortune 500 companies.  Emma is the co-founder of New York-based startup funding and growth incubator, the BAJ Accelerator (  She is the CEO and Founder of Orion Worldwide innovations, LLC offering IP management and Acquisition solutions to the innovators and investors market globally.  Emma operates her multimedia company Open Mind Productions, LLC.  She was an adjunct professor at New York University, is a mentor at Singularity University, and is a featured speaker at Columbia Business School.

Yervand Sarkisyan

Venture Partner

Yervand Sarkisyan is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur with extensive experience in AI, software, and deep tech ventures. In his role as Venture Partner at Covenant Venture Capital, as well as his position as co-founder and partner at Granatus Ventures, Yervand brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Aside from his successful track record in advisory and board positions with companies such as Benivo, Seaside Startup Holdings, Embodied, GG, and Saatchi Art, Yervand has also founded a software and product consultancy. He has launched digital products for public companies, corporates, and high-growth startups, cementing his position as a leading figure in the tech industry.

Yervand's involvement in the development of the Armenian tech industry spans nearly two decades. As a founding team member of EIF (Enterprise Incubator Foundation), he has helped to invest in and create Sourcio, a venture builder that later spun off two successful startups: Monitis (acquired by Team Viewer) and Picsart. With a Distinction in Finance from the London Business School and a background in business, math, and computer science, Yervand continues to make significant contributions to the industry.

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Deborah Salerno

Compliance Officer

Ms. Salerno brings over 40 years of experience in the securities industry to our compliance and operations team. Her vast array of experience ranges from portfolio management to operations accounting. Before Covenant, she was head of investment banking for Univest Securities. Ms. Salerno holds the FINRA: 7, 24, 63, 79.


Josh Rieders

Venture Partner

Mr. Rieders is an Angel Investor and advisor to early-stage startups. Before joining the startup community as a VC, he has sold over $1B of financial instruments to C-Suite wealth managers while representing First Eagle Investment Management and Prudential Investments. Josh led and grew sales teams at these firms and would guide financial advisors on portfolio construction, financial products, and best practices to close new business. Mr. Rieders was the first member of the sales team at the startup options trading platform tradeMONSTER (Acquired by OptionsHouse) and worked directly with the CEO on customer acquisition


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Dominique Wilson

Business Development Associate

Dominique is a senior at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business majoring in finance. Prior to working for Covenant, Dominique spent time working in Banco Atlantida in Honduras, where she learned about the financial systems of Central America and perfected her Spanish. Dominique also spent time working as an executive assistant to the CEO of Titan Resources LTD, a gold mining company. At Covenant, Dominique has been assisting in research, sales, and marketing.


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Rick Keller

Venture Associate

Rick's background is in finance and economics. Early on Rick sparked his curiosity for VC when working for a startup called Skreens Technologies where he aided in business operations for six years. Rick assists in both sales and research capabilities at Covenant. Rick is a recent graduate student from Quinnipiac University obtaining both a BS and an MBA.

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Cyrus Moazami

Venture Fellow

Cyrus is a data scientist with experience in developing machine learning and deep learning applications in PE, VC, and Asset Management. He graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. In 2020, he obtained his MS from Columbia University studying Management Science & Engineering.


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Carter Prince

Venture Analyst

Carter Prince is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his degree in Psychology in 2022. Originally from Long Island, New York, Carter also served as the captain of the Men's Golf Team at UPenn.

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