Investor in Human Augmentation
Ariel is an entrepreneur, mentor and investor focused on the nascent field of Human Augmentation. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was a board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, and StumbleUpon. He currently serves on the boards of Freedom Financial, Returnly, and Strava. Ariel's angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, BrightRoll, VivaReal, Kueski, LendingHome, Thumbtack and Optimizely. Ariel holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. He is originally from Venezuela and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three sons. Ariel is addicted to kitesurfing.