The Founders

Dr Peter Olausson
[Founding Partner/CEO]

Peter started his career as a cognitive neuroscientist at Yale University. In 2007 he created his first company, and he has been engaged with startup companies ever since. Prior to founding COGNITUUM Peter was the founder of IncSphere – a merchant bank that invests in cross-border expansion. In addition, Peter was a Managing Partner with Impulsa, helping companies transform and grow. More recently, Peter co-founded IDIQIO, a company dedicated to enhancing intelligent action in complex organizations.

Sevak Avakians
[Founding Partner/CTO]

Sevak is a physicist, electrical engineer, information security analyst, and software developer who has developed the next-generation cognitive computing approach to machine intelligence. He studied at SUNY Stony Brook and worked at Brookhaven National Labs under a grant from NASA. His work in quantum telecommunication was awarded a prestigious prize. Prior to founding COGNITUUM he served as an information security analyst at the elite incident response team for the Federal Reserve Bank System.