Armenia Startup Academy Demo Day

30 May 2018
American University of Armenia

Startups that ‘graduate’ as the second generation from the Academy will be represented


16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
American University of Armenia

Annual Tech and Media conference which will be held for the 10th time

Artashes Vardanyan

Microsoft Innovation Center

Director of Microsoft Innovation Center

David Yang


Founder of ABBYY company, creator of Lingvo digital dictionary

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Democratic National Committee

Pierre Hennes

Granatus Ventures

Co-Founder & Partner at Granatus Ventures

Be Armenian

Armenian-themed backgrounds and greeting cards in Armenian


Photo editor

Yerevan Events

Yerevan entertainment, cultural and events guide


Personalized daily tours in Armenia with top rated tour guides


Online food shopping


City events guide


Chess board scanning and analyzing

360 Stories

Armenian sights featured in 360 degrees

Suren Markosian’s Epic! digital library announces USD 8 million in funding

U.S.-based Epic! leading digital library for children, developed by founder of Suren Markosian, announced USD 8 million in Series C funding.

The investment is led by Reach Capital with participation of TransLink Capital, Rakuten Ventures, Menlo Ventures, WI Harper, Brighteye Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.

The company will use the funds to accelerate growth, expand its team and build out its platform.

Epic! is a digital media brand for kids 12 and under. Epic! was founded by Suren Markosian and Kevin Donahue, former YouTube, Google and Disney executive.

The company has raised a total of USD 21,4 million in three rounds.

Currently Epic! is used in 87% of American elementary schools. It is available on AppStore, Google Play, as well as Kindle.

“Providing kids with a funny and expansive platform for interest-based reading and learning, Epic! has become a leading digital brand at homes and schools nationwide. We’re excited to have Reach Capital lead this round, because their deep knowledge and passion for education will be very valuable to us as we grow,” CEO of Epic! Suren Markosian said.

More than 160 million books have been read on Epic! since the launch with about 24 million books read each month.

Launched in January of 2014, the company has already cooperated with more than 250 leading publishers and video providers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Sesame Workshop, National Geographic Kids and Smithsonian Enterprises.

Content on Epic! is carefully selected by a team of children’s publishing experts, while the powerful recommendation algorithm tailors content offerings to each child’s reading level and preferences.

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