About Ari

headshotI’m a VC at Techstars, and have the privilege of working alongside an amazing team of people who help hundreds of companies “do more faster” every day. Previously, I was also the Network Catalyst at Techstars, a role dedicated to the support and empowerment of the entire Techstars Network.  I’m an active Mentor and Board Member at GridCraft, RescueTime and QwikCart. Prior to joining  the Techstars team in 2012, I was a Co-Founder and CEO of Filtrbox, Inc (Techstars, Boulder 2007), which was acquired by Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE). I spent two years at Jive as VP of Strategic Partnerships after the acquisition.

I’ve started two other companies in the past.  JustOn.com (founded in 1999) was sold to Novell in 2000.  After 3 years at CreekPath Systems in Boulder (moved from SF in 2002) I started Newman Venture Advisors and spent about 2 years helping other entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground before starting Filtrbox.

You can find more about.me and see what I’ve got to say on twitter.



One thought on “About Ari”

  1. Hi Ari,

    My name is Josh Kraus and I write articles about entrepreneurship for Sitepoint.com. (Also I live in Denver!) My next article is about what startups and entrepreneurs should do to prepare for a meeting with an investor, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to chat with me about the subject? I’d love to get some insight from a real investor.

    Please let me know if you’re interested, and we can set up a time to talk, or email if that’s more convenient for you. Hope to hear from you soon.

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