Primary Role
Founding Partner, President and CTO @ Bay Area Strategic Initiative Solutions
Carnegie Mellon University
San Francisco

Person Details


Amin Ariana is the founding partner at Bay Area Strategic Initiative Solutions (BASIS), where he accelerates software companies with a validated market.

He is a co-founder and CTO at Funds 4 All, a school and sports fundraising company, as well as an advisor in several technology startups.

Prior to BASIS and Funds 4 All, Amin co-founded technology at Tapgreet - a Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley startup based in San Francisco, CA that introduces transformational technologies in urban retail environments to optimize commercial Real Estate use.

Prior to starting Tapgreet, Amin was a software engineer at Google with its Ads team, developing innovative and strategic sales solutions to compete for SMB customers (a multi $Billion market).

Prior to Google, Amin acted in founding or senior roles in several advertisement and social related startups including KinMob (founded), Adify (acquired for $300B) and SocialShield (acquired).

The first role that brought Amin to the US was a mass-scale engineering project at Microsoft XBox in Redmond, WA.

Amin was born in Tehran, Iran, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and lives in San Francisco, California. He graduated with a Masters of Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University, SV campus in NASA Ames Research Park, and a Bachelor of Computer Science and a minor in Social Psychology from University of Waterloo.

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