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Co-CEO & Co-Founder at SafetyWeb, Advisor at Workstir, See All (4)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University

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Geoffrey Arone is an established entrepreneur who has focused primarily on the "social web" and "social media" since before they were media buzz terms.

Geoffrey is currently a GM & VP of SafetyWeb, which was acquired by Experian in May 2011. SafetyWeb is a cloud-based personal security company whose products include SafetyWeb Family and myID. Geoffrey co-founded SafetyWeb in June 2009 and raised ~ $8 million from Battery Ventures and First Round Capital.

Prior to SafetyWeb, Geoffrey was the CEO and co-founder of A Large Corporation¬Ě AKA DanceJam with MC Hammer and Flock co-founder Anthony Young. While running DanceJam, Geoffrey raised two rounds of venture capital and sold the company to Grind Networks in 2009.

In late 2004, Geoffrey co-founded Flock, the first web browser with social network integration, with Bart Decrem and Anthony Young. In all, Flock raised ~ $28 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, & Fidelity Ventures. Nearly 6 years and 14 million downloads later, Flock was acquired by Zynga.

Geoffrey has also held Product positions at Real Networks, Informatica and Oracle. Geoffrey holds a Sc.B. in Neural Science from Brown University and his PhD work was also in Neural Science. He earned an MBA from M.I.T.

Experience (3)

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    Co-CEO & Co-Founder
    2009 - May, 2011
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    CEO, Co-Founder
    Apr, 2007 - Oct, 2009
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    Founder, CSO, Advisor
    2004 - Jan, 2007

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Education (2)