Auren is fmr CEO of LiveRamp. LiveRamp connects marketing data to new places. LiveRamp was acquired by Acxiom in 2014 for $310 million. LiveRamp was formerly named Rapleaf.
Auren is CEO of SafeGraph. He also serves on the board of Siftery.
Auren was the first investor and served on the board of BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo for $640 million).
He is the curator and co-founder (with Peter Thiel) of the Dialog Retreat.
Previously, Auren was Chairman of Stonebrick Group, CEO of BridgePath (sold in 2002), and CTO of Kyber Systems (sold in 1997).
Auren is an angel investor in over 70 technology companies. (see his complete portfolio on Siftery: https://siftery.com/groups/aurens-portfolio). He holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley.
See his answers on: http://www.quora.com/Auren-Hoffman
Aardvark (Google), Any.do, Backtype (Twitter), Beeswax, Betable, Boostable, Boost Media, Brightroll (Yahoo), Broadly, cClearly, Chomp (Apple), Circulate, Clara, Commerce Sciences, Connect.com, CrowdFlower, Crunchbase, Dataminr, Dynamic Yield, Elucify, Emailage, Engagio, Euclid Analytics, Factual, Flowtown (Demandforce), Forward, Hackpad (Dropbox), HealthSherpa, Influitive, Jobstart, Jumpcloud, Kaggle, Kemvi, Klout (Lithium), LabPixies (Google), Leade.rs, Logik Systems, Meebo (Google), MerchantCircle (Reply.com), MesmoTV (GSN), Metamarkets, GoodRec (GroupOn), MomentFeed, OtherInbox (ReturnPath), OverClk, Qualia, Paysa, Peerwell, Pingboard, Point, Potential Energy Labs, Practice Fusion, RainforestQA, Rentlytics, Retargeter.com (SellPoints), RichRelevance, Rubicon Global, SAY Media, Scopely, Scripted, Sendbloom, Sense Inc., Sharethrough, Second Measure, Shelf.com, Shopstick, Skylight Tools, Stella.ai, Superhuman, Talkable, Tai Diagnostics, TapFwd, Thumbtack, TXN, Unbounce, Upsight, Viglink, xMode, Zerply, Zozi, and more.