The Most Successful Georgian Startup? Startup Grind: Meet George Arison Who Raised $110MM for Shift

Aug 6, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Stamba Hotel, 14 MERAB KOSTAVA STREET, Tbilisi, 0108

George Arison (born "Irakly Areshidze" ) is a Georgian-born entrepreneur in San Francisco who founded Shift Technologies which has raised over $110 Million in investment and is poised to raise more this year for expansion. Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for used cars. In 2007, George co-founded Taxi Magic, today known as Curb, He also worked at Google and Boston Consulting Group.

In-person event

About this event

At Startup Grind We're Serious About Growing Great Companies and Helping Each Other


Startup Grind is a global community where people who have founded startups, want to found startups, fund them, want to work for them, or just learn about them gather.  Tbilisi hosts one of the chapters and is part of a million-person global community.  Come meet Georgians, expats, and visitors who are helping to build our startup community. The first hour and last hour are for networking, making friends and finding ways we can help each other build a strong and successful startup community here. 


Come ready to meet strangers or learn new things about people you already know.  And come ready to see how you can help others!  It can be as simple as boosting a Facebook post someone wants to publicize or helping someone solve a problem they have or find a good employee.  Come, join us for some food and drink and great conversations as we grow our startup community! 

This month it's a very special guest, perhaps Georgia's most successful startup founder. George Arison (born "Irakly Areshidze" ) is a Georgian-born entrepreneur in San Francisco who founded Shift Technologies which has raised over $110,000,000 in investment and is poised to raise more this year for expansion.

Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Prior to Shift, in 2007, he co-founded Taxi Magic, today known as Curb. This was a ride-hailing app even before Uber!  He worked at Google as product manager where he gained knowledge and contacts,  and also at Boston Consulting Group.

George brings a wealth of experience and connections from Silicon Valley and roots here in Georgia!

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • George Arison

    Shift

    Founder & CEO

When

When

Monday, August 6, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

Agenda

2:00 PMNetworking & Drinks
3:00 PMFireside Chat
4:00 PMNetworking & Drinks

Organizers

  • Colin Donohue

    Vinocorn & Georgian Wine Finder

    Tbilisi Director

  • Giorgi Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilsi

    Co-director

  • Nia Basaria

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Chapter Co-director

  • Tamar Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Team Member

  • Merab Tevdorashvili

    Team Member

Partners

Embassy of the United States, Georgia logo

Embassy of the United States, Georgia

Georgian Ventures logo

Georgian Ventures

Terminal logo

Terminal

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