Ariel Poler

Ariel Poler

Accredited investor
Member since May 10, 2011
25 Splash Points
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About Ariel
Company profile(s)
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 3
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
Investments made StumbleUpon Xobni Corporation Odeo RockYou! BrightRoll, Inc.
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Full bio

Ariel is an Internet entrepreneur, mentor and investor. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, LOLapps and StumbleUpon. He currently serves on the boards of Freedom Financial Network, MixTent, Strava and Scan Inc. Ariel’s angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, Xobni, RockYou, Outright, BrightRoll, Instructables, Causes, Kongregate and NexTag. 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 children. Ariel is addicted to kitesurfing.

Angel investing and exits

Admob (acquired by Google, $750M)
Kana Software
Stumbleupon (acquired by eBay, $75M)
Slideshare (acquired by LinkedIn, $119M)
Flixster (acquired by Warner Bros. ,$80M) (funded)
Brightroll (funded)
Vertical Brands
Blippy (shut down)
Dancejam (shut down) (acquired by Facebook, ND)
Seesmic (acquired by Hootsuite, ND)
Odeo (acquired by Sonic Mountain, $1M)