Senior Associate at YL Ventures
Kirk Manoogian, Senior Associate at YL Ventures, evaluates new investment opportunities, conducts market and competitor research, and works on the continuous expansion of the firm's U.S. platform. Kirk specializes in go-to-market strategies and provides value-add support to the firm’s portfolio companies to expand their impact within the U.S. cybersecurity market. In addition, he assists in managing the firm’s deal pipeline through meaningful due diligence of potential investment opportunities. Prior to joining YL Ventures, Kirk interned at Jump Capital where he sourced and evaluated early-stage Fintech investments. Previously, he was a Research Associate at Cornerstone Research where he provided financial institutions with economic and financial analyses for complex commercial litigation. Kirk holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.