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Stanford University, MBA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS
Mathematics with Computer Science

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Ariel Poler

Ariel is an Internet entrepreneur, mentor and investor. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, LOLapps and StumbleUpon. He currently serves on the boards of Freedom Financial Network, MixTent, Strava and Scan Inc. Ariel’s angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, Xobni, RockYou, Outright, BrightRoll, Instructables, Causes, Kongregate and NexTag. Ariel holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. He is originally from Venezuela and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children. Ariel is addicted to kitesurfing.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Pixlee 10/2013Seed$1.5M6
Sensor Tower 8/2013Venture Round$1M7 6/2012Series A$7.9M21
Scan 2/2012Seed$1.7M13
VivaReal 1/2012Series A$3.7M13
Pipewise 2/2011Series A$3.5M5 1/2011Series A$5M12
Viki 12/2010Series A$4.3M15
GroupSpaces 6/2010Venture Round$1.3M9
Thumbtack 6/2010Angel$1.2M14
The Extraordinaries 5/2010Seed$1.1M7
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Blippy Social Commerce 1/2010Angel$1.73M10
CivicSolar 1/2010Seed$455k6
Apartment List 10/2009Seed2
Lolapps 9/2008Series A$4M3
WeGame 3/2008Series A$3M7
SlideShare 1/2008Seed$300k6
Seesmic 11/2007Series A$6M13
DanceJam 5/2007Angel$1M8
Xobni 3/2007Series A$4.26M7
SpeedDate 1/2007Series A$2.6M2 1/2006Series A15
Odeo 8/2005Series A17



  1. Pixlee Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. Sensor Tower Raises $1M To Help Mobile Developers Improve Their App Store Presence ( [edit]
  3. Social Fundraising Platform,, Raises $7.9 Million to Rally the World ( [edit]
  4. Scan Gets $1.7M From Google Ventures And Shervin Pishevar To Make QR Codes Actually Useful ( [edit]
  5. Real Estate Site VivaReal Raises Cash To Be The Zillow For Brazil ( [edit]
  6. ccLoop Announces Series A Funding ( [edit]
  7. Inside Facebook ( [edit]
  8. ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World’s Video ( [edit]
  9. GroupSpaces secures $1.3 million and brings Valley players on board ( [edit]
  10. Well-known angels back local services startup ( [edit]
  11. The Extraordinaries raises $1.1M for “micro-volunteering ( [edit]
  12. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels ( [edit]
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  14. CivicSolar bags $400K to help you choose the right solar panels at the best price ( [edit]
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  17. Social Discovery Network Tagged Acquires WeGame ( [edit]
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  21. Xobni raises $4.26M to let you improve your email habits ( [edit]
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  24. Odeo receives funding from Charles River (plus: Kapor, Kraus, O'Reilly, Kopelman, Conway...) ( [edit]
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