About

Hey, I’m Anthony Avedissian, and welcome to my website. I currently run two fully remote businesses - a music production company and a strategic consultancy. I've also been a keen investor in stocks, start-ups, cryptos and properties for over a decade. 👨‍💻

Whether it's through books and articles or podcasts and videos, I love to feed my intellectual curiosity and deep-dive into an array of subjects. This includes economics, philosophy, technology, health, cooking, music, Muay Thai and so much more! 🥊

As part of my constant drive for personal development, I like to write about my interests and experiences because it helps me think more clearly while helping in the process of discovering and developing new ideas. 🤔

I launched this website to publish my writing because it forces me to write more, while also giving me the opportunity to easily share my thoughts and personal experiences that some people might find useful or interesting. This, in turn, acts as a feedback platform for me while also helping me virtually meet new and interesting people from around the world. 🌐

More about me

As a British-Armenian with parents from Turkey, I grew up speaking 3 languages and regularly travelling between London and Istanbul. As melting pots for culture and commerce, these cities developed in me a strong sense of global interconnectedness and ignited my flair for business. Istanbul’s bustling bazaars gave me my first glimpse into the life of an entrepreneur and I was soon selling anything I could, from fresh fish at my local market to imported laser-guns at school back in England. 🏙️

After graduating, I fell into the world of finance in efforts to develop my business acumen in a more traditional setting. This led me to live in cities across Asia and the Middle East, from Shanghai to Beirut.🛩️

Me in Shanghai with investment banking colleagues from 35+ countries

Unfortunately, my time in finance left me feeling constrained and yearning for more freedom. I decided to leave and co-found my own start-up, Anteo, where I managed a remote team whilst travelling throughout Europe. 🌍

Me with our remote CTO and engineering team

As co-founder, I loved the strategic responsibilities, the freedom to work whenever, wherever and however I wanted, and even the fundraising process! Check out one of my first investor pitches.👇

Naive and only 23 years old, however, Anteo didn’t end well… ☠️

But, by taking the elements of Anteo that worked for me, I quickly co-founded Django Digital, a strategic consultancy where I help Family Offices, VCs, and start-ups with strategy and fundraising. Since then, I've advised investors with a combined AUM of £1bn+ and helped raise £1M+ in capital for 10+ start-ups. ✅

Managing Django Digital on a fully distributed basis has afforded me a nomadic lifestyle. I've travelled to and worked from 10+ countries, and also co-founded my third business - a music production company. 🎸

In sharing my journey as a location-independent entrepreneur and investor, I hope to inspire you and give you the necessary insights to start and scale your very own side-hustles, ventures and investments. 💫

I'd love to hear from you

Thank you so much for reading. I’d love to hear from you - are you a digital nomad? An entrepreneur? An investor? Where are you in your journey?

I want to be able to deliver the best content I can to all of you. To that end, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what’s working, what isn’t, and what you’d like more of. You can reach me on Twitter or email me at anthony@djangodigital.co.uk.

Cheers,
Anthony