Ariel focuses on sourcing, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities across Stripes’ target sectors, with a particular interest in Video (Media and SaaS), HCIT, Big Data, Consumer Internet, and Israeli businesses. He actively supports Stripes’ portfolio companies, including BookMyShow and Ketra.
Prior to joining Stripes, Ariel cofounded Good Street, a subscription charity platform making daily giving easy and meaningful. He also spent some time at Plus Ventures, an early-stage VC based in Tel Aviv, where he was involved in evaluating startups coming through the door and consulting the firm’s portfolio companies on various go-to-market strategies.
After spending a handful of years in the East Village, Ariel recently moved to the Upper West Side with his newlywed wife. He enjoys meeting new people, playing guitar, and learning just about anything. He also plays roller hockey, eats gluten-free (since 2003), loves to travel, and is fluent in Hebrew.
BS in Business, Concentration in Finance and Marketing, NYU Stern