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University of California, Berkeley, BE 1996
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

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Angel Investor
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Former Companies

Co-Founder (Non-Employee)

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Entrepreneur Advisory Board
Venture Advisor

Former Financial Organizations

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Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman is the CEO of LiveRamp.

Previously, he founded and sold three Internet companies before age 30: BridgePath (sold in 2002), Kyber Systems (sold in 1997), and GetRelevant (sold in 2002).

He’s an active angel investor or advisor in: 750 Industries, AdRocket, Blip.TV, BrightRoll, Delicious Brands, GoodRec, Huddler, LabPixies, Lefora, Mechanical Zoo, Meebo, Merchant Circle, MesmoTV, Offbeat Guides, OtherInbox, Play Megaphone, Proclivity, RateItAll, RichRelevance, SnapTalent, Socializr, Structural Wealth Management,, Yotify, Zoom Systems, and more.

Auren served as an official election observer in Ukraine (2004) and the Republic of Georgia (2003). Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley. He writes a blog called Summation.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Rentlytics 3/2013Seed$1M7
Betable 7/2012Convertible Note12 7/2012Seed$1M6
Curebit 1/2012Venture Round$1.2M9
Practice Fusion 9/2011Venture Round$6M9
MomentFeed 7/2011Seed$1.2M10
BackType 3/2011Seed$1M9
Klout 1/2011Series B$8.5M13
Flowtown 8/2010Seed$750k9
Thumbtack 6/2010Angel$1.2M14
Euclid 6/2010Angel$500k8
Klout 4/2010Series A$1.5M18
Kontagent 4/2010Angel$1M8
Factual 2/2010Seed$1M14
Chomp 11/2009Seed$565k3
Sofa Labs 9/2009Series A$1.2M11
Klout 7/2009Seed3
AdRocket 5/2009Seed$1M6
CrowdFlower 3/2009Seed$1.2M12
Aardvark 10/2008Series A$5.25M6
Sharethrough 8/2008Seed$1M4
OtherInbox 7/2008Angel4
LabPixies 6/2008Series A$1M8
Huddler 5/2008Angel$750k2 3/2008Seed$1.1M8
Project Playlist 9/2007Series A$3M3
BrightRoll 11/2006Seed$1M5



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