Gilgamesh is an early-stage fintech venture capital fund that invests across the Americas.



Miguel Armaza

Founding Partner

Miguel is a former banker and fintech podcast host. He hosts the Fintech Leaders Podcast and previously co-hosted the Wharton Fintech Podcast, which he grew 13x to a monthly audience of 130k. In a prior life, he was a banker for Citi and MUFG in their structured finance and infrastructure teams. He holds an MBA from Wharton and an MA from the Lauder Institute and has lived in several countries, including Bolivia, China, Russia, Ireland, Uruguay, Italy, and USA. He is fluent in Russian, Spanish, and English.

Andrew Endicott

Founding Partner

Andrew is a financial-technology entrepreneur and venture capital investor. Prior to Gilgamesh, Andrew co-founded Petal, which is a financial technology company in the credit card space in the United States that is dedicated to expanding access to credit. He also was an investment banker at Lazard and a corporate lawyer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Andrew has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BSBA from the Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has also served on the board of directors of Encore Bank since 2019.

Paula You


Prior to joining Gilgamesh, Paula oversaw all investment activity for a $400M+ private company involved in all aspects of the deal process including sourcing, diligence, closing, and post acquisition integration. She was also an investment banker at Lazard in their Business Services group and a hedge fund analyst at York Capital Management as part of the core founding team for their Asia focused fund based in Hong Kong. Paula received her undergraduate degree from NYU Stern and her MBA from Wharton.

Burt Hicks

Senior Advisor

Burt Hicks is the President and Chief Strategy & Growth Officer of Encore Bank, a privately held boutique bank headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Alan Chusid

Senior Advisor

Alan Chusid is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Spin Pay (now NuPay), a company specializing in instant payments for e-commerce. Spin Pay was acquired by Nubank in 2021.

Tuvia Barak

Senior Advisor

Tuvia Barak is a Venture Partner at Lux Capital, Lytical Ventures, and member of the Board of Directors of Skyline Software, WeatherBell Analytics, Scorpio Space Technologies, Toonimo and special advisor to Astra Capital, Zentech Manufacturing and Heller Industries.

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