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Auren Hoffman

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Fmr CEO, LiveRamp (sold for $310 million). Fmr Board: BrightRoll.

Fmr CEO, LiveRamp (sold for $310 million). Fmr Board: BrightRoll.

10 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Kyber Systems




CEO SafeGraph April 2016 - present
Chairman SafeGraph May 2016 - present
Board Chairman Siftery October 2015 - present
CEO and cofounder LiveRamp May 2006 - October 2015
Board Member BrightRoll May 2013 - December 2014
Chairman Stonebrick Group July 2003 - May 2006
CEO BridgePath July 1998 - October 2002
Co-Founder (Non-Employee) GetRelevant March 1999 - October 2002
VP Engineering Human Ingenuity July 1997 - July 1998
CTO and co-founder Kyber Systems July 1995 - July 1997


University of California, Berkeley Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1992 - 1996
Mamaroneck High School 1988 - 1992

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Records

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Email Marketing • Digital marketing • Lead generation • Online advertising

Key Accomplishments

Looking to help found another company.

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Vouches Given

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Noah Glass
Founder & CEO, OLO and Chief Line Skipper, Yale grad.
Auren's an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. An incredible mentor, especially in the practice of building an effective advisory board. Highly rec ... ommended.
Dave Linhardt
Founder & CEO, FounderSensei and Founder & CEO, Harvard Business School grad. Purdue grad.
Auren is an experienced serial entrepreneur with a great track record of successful exits. He knows what it takes to create a meaningful bus ... iness from nothing. His experience and perspective is exactly what an entrepreneur needs.
Chris Nunes
Current industry leader in augmented reality to pay the bills, Bitcoin entrepreneur to feed the future; former entertainment attorney
Auren has been in the startup world for a long time - seen a lot of deals, built companies, sold them, and has picked good companies to inve ... st in. (Go Brightroll!) Well connected goes without saying. I have not had the pleasure of working directly with him on any companies, but my friends have.
Mark Jacobstein
Product focussed founder and/or CEO of five companies. Four large exits. Raised VC from Sequoia, NEA, KPCB, CRV, Khosla, Flatiron, etc.
Auren is a world class entrepreneur. In addition to the extraordinary (and well known) success he's had with LiveRamp, his angel investments ... , and board positions (e.g. BrightRoll), Auren is a deeply respected and connected valley founder. He's a deep thinker, a great guy, exceptionally well connected (and respected), and someone any entrepreneur would be lucky to have as an advisor.
Niko Canner
Founder, Incandescent. Previously Management Committee, Bridgewater Associates. Harvard grad.
Auren is a thoughtful serial entrepreneur, wise through a combination of experience and reflection, who has thought systematically about wha ... t it takes to build companies with the specific culture, capabilities and product edge required to lead in their markets. A superb resource as an advisor.
Jessica Alter
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Auren is a born entrepreneur and has had a ton of experience to learn from.

John Merrells
Consultant, Advisor, Mentor
Mike Ryan
They're my friends  •  PeerWell Head of Strategic Partnership. Former CEO Bellybaloo, EnerLook, TransCare, St. Francis. 25+ years hospital & healthcare. Board AHA,
Auren has the intellect, focus, drive, tenancy in starting, scaling & leading Saas technology companies. Waiting to watch his next successfu ... l venture.
Joel Smernoff
Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

Josh Peterson
They're my friends  •  Chairman/Co-founder, Rentfeeder and Investor, Angel Investor.
started Adteractive -- one of the lead gen pioneers

Jeff Belkora
They're my friends  •  Director, Decision Services, UCSF. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Jeff is a very data driven person

Jim Barkow
They're my friends  •  Sr Mgr, Strategic Partnerships,
Jim is a great guy and successful entrepreneur