Ari is part of the investment team at Bullet Time Ventures, (Techstars' seed stage venture fund) where he does his best to thoughtfully leverage more than a decade of experience on the entrepreneur's side of the table. Ari was formerly the Network Catalyst at Techstars. Ari is a serial entrepreneur whose passion is working in, on, and around early-stage tech companies. Additionally, he is on the BoD at Precog (big data analytics and insights) and RescueTime (personal productivity), in addition to being an active advisor and investor with several other companies. Previously, Ari was the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Jive Software, who acquired his most recent company Filtrbox in 2010.
Prior to Filtrbox, Ari was Founder and Principal of Newman Venture Advisors, VP of Product Management at CreekPath Systems (sold to Opsware) and Director of Operations at Volera. His first start-up was JustOn.com, sold to Novell in 2000. His expertise includes enterprise and consumer “Social Web” platforms, SaaS, storage, social media, and web-scale infrastructure. Born and raised in the San Francisco area, Ari has a Marketing degree from the Leeds School at CU-Boulder.
He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife and two children, where he pursues his many passions in life. Connect with Ari on Twitter or LinkedIn, ﬁnd his online bio at about.me and his recent investments on AngelList.Follow @arinewman