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George Arison

Founder & Board Member at Shift

George Arison has a diverse work experience spanning various industries and roles.

From 2022, they have been serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Grindr.

In 2013, they founded Shift, an online car buying platform, and served as the Founder and CEO until 2022. Under their leadership, Shift served over 100,000 customers and generated approximately $2 billion in cumulative revenue.

Since 2013, George Arison has also been involved as an Investor, with current investments in companies like Shipper, AutoLeap, Carrot, Eden, Stress Free AutoCare, Fathom, and Metafy. George has also successfully exited investments in companies such as Pulsar (SpinCar), Blue Bottle (Nestle), Fyusion (Cox Automotive), Omni (CoinBase), Zero (Avant), Dynasty (AppFolio), and TravelBank (US Bank).

George Arison joined Belong Acquisition Corporation in 2021 as a Board Member, where they focus on seeking technology-enabled business opportunities in e-commerce, digital media, SaaS, and consumer technology. George'stenure at Belong Acquisition Corporation is expected to end in January 2023.

Prior to their entrepreneurial ventures, George Arison worked as a Product Manager at Google from 2010 to 2013. George also co-founded Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), a groundbreaking ground travel booking and payment platform integrated with major taxi fleets in over 50 US cities from 2007 to 2010.

Before entering the tech industry, George Arison worked as a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group from 2005 to 2007. George also has experience as an Author, with their book "Democracy and Autocracy in Eurasia: Georgia in Transition" published in 2007, and as the Co-Founder and Director of Partnership for Social Initiatives (PSI), Georgia's first free-market think tank, from 2000 to 2005.

In the political arena, George Arison served as the Chief Strategist and Advisor for the New Rights Party of Georgia from 2001 to 2004, where they developed campaign strategies and led negotiations.

Overall, George Arison's work experience reflects a successful track record as an entrepreneur, investor, and leader in various industries, including technology, transportation, and politics.

George Arison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Middlebury College. However, no specific information regarding the start or end year of this education experience is provided.

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  • Founder & Board Member

    August, 2022 - present

  • Founder and CEO

    August, 2013

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