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Cedric Kutlu Mateosyan

Founding Partner
Fools Fund
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Originally from Montreal, Canada, Cedric is a polyglot passionate about world affairs, technology, design, and personal development.

He was involved at a young age in his family’s real estate enterprise having led various initiatives to grow the business and embraced technology to convert buildings into smarter and greener properties. 

He enjoyed building successful online businesses during his university studies and upon graduation in International Management from McGill University, Cedric was selected to join HSBC’s leadership development program. He then held various leading roles in strategy consulting, international affairs, and corporate development in the fields of recycling technology and solar energy.

Subsequently, he partook in the launch of Kibo Ventures as Investment Manager of the $50 million early-stage venture capital fund, and co-founded Fools Fund, a seed-stage micro VC fund. So far, his fund has invested in twenty companies, returned three times invested capital, and participated in the creation of more than 700 jobs.

Cedric is now building an impact driven investment fund focused on early stage companies leveraging technology and science to solve global pressing issues such as education, healthcare, nutrition, financial inclusion, and urban transformation in underserved and established markets with already ten realized investments.

He also co-founded Future Lighthouse, a virtual reality company operating at the forefront of storytelling & innovation creating immersive VR experiences with proprietary technology.

Cedric is also an advisor to various technology startups and international institutions.

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