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axiomzen.co

Investments

1

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

1

About Axiom Zen

Axiom Zen is an idea catalyst. The Company launches iconic products, brands, and companies working in partnership with the worlds leading innovators. Axiom Zen team members have worked with industry titans and fast-growing startups - Apple, Google, Facebook, Etsy, Baidu, and EA, among others - and hail from every corner of the globe.

Headquarters Location

980 Howe St #350

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1N9,

Canada

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Latest Axiom Zen News

Sam Gharegozlou

Jun 7, 2022

Q&A with Sam Gharegozlou, Forty Under 40 Winner 2021, Co-founder and president, Axiom Zen, Age 33 Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?  The credit goes to my brother and my parents. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents. Likewise, my brother’s experience in the tech space meant I had a lot to learn from him when we started the company together.  What is your guilty pleasure?  My guilty pleasure is a cheat night of junk food (specifically Pizza Hut stuffed crust and McDonald’s). What is the best book you would recommend?   Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull. Probably one of the most inspirational books on building a healthy organizational culture.  Now that you are (or are close to) entering your forties, what goals have you set for yourself?   I want to continue to support our portfolio companies and repeat the success we have achieved with Dapper Labs to other projects. We’re not going to be slowing down anytime soon. What was your childhood career dream? I dreamed of becoming a pilot because I love flying. Plus, wasn’t it the coolest job when you were a child?  Name your happiest place.   It is pretty simple: spending time in-person with my team and enjoying those little moments that we have. COVID definitely made me realize the importance of face-to-face communication. What was your toughest business or professional decision?  Every time we had to sacrifice great ideas at Axiom Zen because of timing or just the lack of opportunity or even other priorities and focus. It is always tough to decide what takes precedence.  What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Make time for yourself to stay healthy, no matter how busy it gets. What is your best habit?   Smiling even through the toughest days. It’s great therapy to let myself and everyone around me know it will get better.  Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.   I graduated with a degree in political science and history with little knowledge of the tech startup landscape, but went on to build Axiom Zen and five independent companies/products.  Best piece of advice ever received?   My parents ingrained this into me: “Treat others how you would want to be treated yourself.” Biggest learning (about life or business) during the pandemic? Enjoy the little moments because life is short — the concerts, the people, the travelling, the interactions. You never know when that can come to a halt. What career highlight are you most proud of? Launching multiple companies that have established their presence in their own rights, and becoming one of the few venture capital unicorn companies in Vancouver.

Axiom Zen Investments

1 Investments

Axiom Zen has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Dapper Labs as part of their Convertible Note on February 2, 2021.

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Axiom Zen Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/12/2021

Convertible Note

Dapper Labs

$30.6M

Yes

Axiom Zen, Undisclosed Investors, and Venrock

2

Date

2/12/2021

Round

Convertible Note

Company

Dapper Labs

Amount

$30.6M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Axiom Zen, Undisclosed Investors, and Venrock

Sources

2

Axiom Zen Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Axiom Zen has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Dapper Labs on March 20, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

3/20/2018

Spinoff / Spinout

$99M

2

Date

3/20/2018

Exit

Spinoff / Spinout

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

2

Axiom Zen Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Axiom Zen acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Hammer & Tusk on February 22, 2016.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/22/2016

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

2/22/2016

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

Axiom Zen Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Axiom Zen has 1 strategic partners and customers. Axiom Zen recently partnered with Animoca Brands on January 1, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/26/2018

Licensee

Hong Kong

Animoca Brands signs Exclusive Licence and Distribution Agreement with Axiom Zen to publish CryptoKitties in China

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited signs an Exclusive Licence and Distribution Agreement with Axiom Zen to publish CryptoKitties in China

1

Date

1/26/2018

Type

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

Hong Kong

News Snippet

Animoca Brands signs Exclusive Licence and Distribution Agreement with Axiom Zen to publish CryptoKitties in China

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited signs an Exclusive Licence and Distribution Agreement with Axiom Zen to publish CryptoKitties in China

Sources

1

Axiom Zen Team

5 Team Members

Axiom Zen has 5 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Truong Nguyen

Founder

Current

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