Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Co-Head of Global Fintech
Armineh focuses on sourcing and structuring new transactions and working with current portfolio companies. Armineh joined PFG in 2017, bringing her background as an operating executive at several Bay Area technology companies and previous investment experience working with Don and Andrew at Hambrecht & Quist and JP Morgan Partners. Armineh co-leads PFG’s global Fintech and Asset Backed Structured Credit activities globally, and heads the firms efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining PFG, Armineh was CFO/COO for Solinea, Inc., a consulting organization providing open infrastructure services to Fortune 1000 enterprises. Prior to that, she was the CFO for Treq Labs, Inc., and oversaw the company’s successful acquisition by Sonus Networks. Before that, she was Co-Founder and CFO of Vello Systems, Inc. where she was responsible for financial planning, treasury, tax, international accounting and all other operational and finance functions.
Armineh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University.
Armineh came to the United States on political asylum from Iran. She has lived in the UK, Greece, Iran and the US, not to mention has traveled to over 50 countries.
Armineh spent 12 years of her career as a CEO, COO and Co-Founder of multiple tech companies based in the Bay Area and operating globally. She is a board member of Lamsa, a Saudi/UAE EdTech, as well as an advisor to funds, companies and women in tech.
Armineh considers crediting her collaborative leadership skills to a collegiate role as team manager for Columbia University’s men’s basketball team.
“Every single person at PFG is like a fighter pilot – creative, solution-oriented, high-octane folks who can scramble quickly in difficult circumstances.”
SVB is a leading American bank providing products, services and strategic advice for businesses at every stage. They operate as a go-to commercial bank for start-ups and established corporations, offering venture funding, private banking & wealth advising. SVB is the largest lender to technology companies globally.
SVB has built its reputation as the financial partner of the innovation economy – helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve extraordinary outcomes.
PFG and SVB have maintained an official strategic partnership since the late 1980’s. We have collaborated together as co-lenders and extended each other's ability to reach new markets and provide deeper capital to high-growth companies.
PFG and SVB have provided growth debt across the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, where we co-manage a Venture Debt Latin America Growth Lending Fund.
IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
PFG and IFC are strategic partners where we extend IFC’s direct venture and VC funding, collaborating on fintech and tech lending across global growth markets.
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