Hey! I'm Ira.

I'm a first-generation founder helping early-stage B2B technology startups build their brand and establish themselves as industry thought leaders.

I'm a product founder first, and marketer second.

My unique advantage comes from having been a product founder and having been in the room selling to customers on a technical level.

In the past I was the:

  • Co-founder at Audiograph (tech that helped podcasters make their first $100K)
  • First design & marketing hire at Arbor (exited to LiveRamp for $150M)
  • Product manager for ETL and APIs at LiveRamp (scaled Arbor to $50M ARR)

A long time ago, I went to Wharton and hung out at First Round Capital.

Before that, I was a poor kid from Staten Island, who never imagined owning a Macbook, much less running businesses on the internet.

When I'm not working with startups, I barista at the Joe Pro Shop.

Personal Vision

My life's goal is to treat my friends and family to an all-expenses paid vacation every year. I enjoy bringing people together through food. I try to cook for my friends, clients, and teammates at least once a month.

I'm constantly trying to find the right group of friends to make money together over a very long time horizon. I don't care much about being popular on social media or being recognized externally by institutions like Forbes Magazine.

Instead, I'm building million dollar businesses around the things I'm intrinsically good at: connection, creativity, and coffee.

By documenting my journey, I hope I can inspire just one low-income kid to make a better life for themselves and free their family from financial hardship.

We're all looking to save time, grow our businesses, and help others. Let's do it together!

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