Ari is a former entrepreneur with both an operating and investing background. He’s excited about the way software fundamentally reshapes industries and his investment focus is on enterprise software / SaaS and Fintech across all stages. He especially enjoys working with founders as they navigate the early stages of scaling a business.
Before joining Index, Ari was at Dawn Capital in London where he invested in and worked with SaaS and open source companies in Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ari co-founded both the SaaS workflow management company WOAH Sales and eCommerce startup Fabricly—the former right out of university.
Ari holds a B.Sc. in International Relations (first class) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an alumnus of Y Combinator and regularly spends time in San Francisco and New York. He is also a Silicon Valley regular where he has extensive relationships. He serves on the boards of Silverfin, Slite and ClauseMatch.
TALK AT THE CONFERENCE:
The Scale Up problem as a goal: Panel with Ari Helgason & David Helgason
#Scaling from investors point of view #Testing products globally #Cultural cohesion when scaling
OUR INTERVIEW WITH ARI:
"Think global from day zero" - Read here
1010 - 1055 Fireside chat with Ari Helgason and Maria Amelie at the Main Stage