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.
Co-founder and CTO
Jan 1, 2014
Founding Partner, President and CTO
Aug 1, 2013
Jan 1, 2012
Founder and CEO
Dec 19, 2010 - Apr 1, 2012
Senior Software Eng
Jul 6, 2009 - Oct 1, 2010
Software Design Engineer
May 20, 2007 - Jul 6, 2009