Adrian Aoun is the founder and CEO of Wavii, an app that provides instant news feeds for any topic.
Prior to founding Wavii, Adrian was a director at Fox Interactive Media, focused on user-generated content. Before his time at FIM, he was at Microsoft working on bringing Microsoft Office to the web.
In addition to Wavii, Adrian is an active angel investor and advisor to a number of consumer and big-data startups and funds.
Adrian started his professional career by founding a software company and a consulting firm, which were both sold prior to his time at Microsoft. Adrian earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from University of Southern California. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
2016 - Current (10 months)
|Apr, 2016||Kite||$4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2016||Second Measure||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2015||Convoy||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||AltSchool||$100M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||LiftIgniter||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2014||Bellabeat||$4.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Metabiota||$31M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||Doppler Labs||$3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||EasyPost||$2.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Vamo||$1.6M / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||Vurb||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Origami Labs||$1.5M / Debt Financing||Personal Investment|
|Aug 22, 2016||Venture Capital Database - The 2nd Best VC In NYC|
|Jul 15, 2016||Business Insider Australia - More than 140 tech leaders agree: 'Trump would be a disaster for innovation'|
|Jul 14, 2016||Alley Watch - An Open Letter From Technology Sector Leaders on Donald Trump’s Candidacy for President|
|Jul 14, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - More than 140 tech leaders agree: 'Trump would be a disaster for innovation'|
|Jul 14, 2016||Hunter Walk - Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)|
|Jul 14, 2016||Mac Daily News - An open letter from Apple co-founder Woz, other techies on Donald Trump’s candidacy for U.S. President|
|Jul 14, 2016||CNBC - An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for president|
|Jul 14, 2016||TechCrunch - Tech comes out against Donald Trump|