Adrian Aoun is the founder and CEO of Wavii, an app that provides instant news feeds for any topic.
Prior to founding Wavii, Adrian was a director at Fox Interactive Media, focused on user-generated content. Before his time at FIM, he was at Microsoft working on bringing Microsoft Office to the web.
In addition to Wavii, Adrian is an active angel investor and advisor to a number of consumer and big-data startups and funds.
Adrian started his professional career by founding a software company and a consulting firm, which were both sold prior to his time at Microsoft. Adrian earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from University of Southern California. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
2016 - Current (9 months)
|Apr, 2016||Kite||$4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2016||Second Measure||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2015||Convoy||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||AltSchool||$100M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||LiftIgniter||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2014||Bellabeat||$4.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Metabiota||$31M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||Doppler Labs||$3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||EasyPost||$2.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Vamo||$1.6M / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||Vurb||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Origami Labs||$1.5M / Debt Financing||Personal Investment|
|Jul 15, 2016||Business Insider Australia - More than 140 tech leaders agree: 'Trump would be a disaster for innovation'|
|Jul 14, 2016||CNBC - An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for president|
|Jul 14, 2016||TechCrunch - Tech comes out against Donald Trump|
|May 25, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: May 25, 2016|
|Mar 11, 2016||EU Startups - UK car search engine Carsnip secures $1 million to expand into 20 European countries|
|Aug 21, 2015||Re/code - Can Alphabet Solve Google’s Hooli Problem?|
|Jun 10, 2015||New York Times (NYT) - Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living|
|May 27, 2015||Venture Beat - Bellabeat debuts its smart necklace that monitors women’s monthly cycles|