Ed Sahakian


Glendale, California, US

Co-Founder & CTO @ pulser.ai
Ed's Skills
Scalable Architecture
Full Stack
Start-up Leadership
Start-up Creation
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Ed

Ed Sahakian is consistently sought out by CEOs, executives and startups within Southern California for his exceptional and efficient engineering expertise.

With many years of hands on engineering experience in virtually every modern day technology stack, Ed excels in a spectrum of backend and frontend technologies, intellectual property (IP) strategies, software platforms, system architectures, distributed computing, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, databases and innovative cross platform development.

A true leader in mission critical technical enterprises, Ed strongly believes in building technology the right way and leads a team of Executive Engineers that work with the same mission, approach and methodology in mind.

Work Experience

VP of Technology


January 2017 - January 2018

Unlocking Audience Intelligence for New Revenues AccessFuel is a customer intelligence company, providing data science-as-a-service (DSaaS), for brand marketers, event organizers, and sales organizations to gain actionable insights that unlock revenue opportunities and increase ROI. Our analytics and insights capabilities turn raw, disparate data into actionable sales and marketing revenue streams. By creating Personas, AccessFuel empowers organizations, including TEDx and Salesforce.com, with the intelligence required to target the right communication to the right audience at the right time. The result is shorter sales cycles, increased conversion and retention and more. • Responsible for over architecture and design of entire product line. Using AWS, CouchBase, Docker, NodeJS and R. • Managing and mentoring current development team. • DevOps and AWS Cloud Engineer. Responsible for overall management of production and development environments using advanced Cloud Container Orchestration systems using Docker.

Founder / CEO

Positive Ignition

January 2016 - January 2017

Working on a spectrum of backend and frontend technologies, intellectual property (IP) strategies, software platforms, system architectures, databases and innovative cross platform development. • Building a Netflix like portal for movie rentals with real time video streaming. Build on a complete NodeJS stack using Amazon AWS backbone. Utilizing Sails.js as the API layer and AWS Dynamo DB as a NoSQL solution. On the front end using ReactJS using a WebPack build and Bootstrap 4.x for layout. • Blockchain (Ethereum) based document management engine (DAPP) for signing clinical trials training certificates. Creating a central authority for a Blockchain based document repository. • Providing ongoing development support for a mobile project called IS-Live. This is a mobile cross-platform tablet application solution build using Cordova and React and it incorporates a NodeJS backend API with Mongo DB. Designed for Microsoft PowerPoint second screen synchronization in large scale online meetings. • Working on a next generation Insurance Adjuster mobile app using React Native for the Android platform with a NodeJS backend and Mongo DB.


Trifecta Clinical

January 2006 - January 2016

Focused on technology needed for running the company and in IT fields, for maintaining foundational software platforms for any new applications. Integrally involved with formulating intellectual property (IP) strategies and exploiting proprietary technologies. • Oversee the ongoing development of an enterprise level online training system for running Clinical Trials for the Pharmaceutical Industry build on Oracle, PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and Flex. • Leading the strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all web-based services. • Identifying technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business. • Identifying the opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services as a web-based business, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success. • Building mobile cross-platform solutions for offering online training to mobile customers using Xamarin SDK. • Developing new cloud infrastructure backend

Co-Founder & CTO


June 2019 - Today

For the first time in history, the nation will be heard fairly and authentically. Pulser is an app designed to give users a window into the hearts, minds, and beliefs of the American people. With an intuitively designed platform, users can publicly or privately demonstrate their opinions on everyday matters and have their voice be heard on issues that are important to them, to better shape our future and influence these agendas. https://pulser.ai