Prior to joining Bessemer, Ariel spent several years at Stripes Group, a growth equity firm in NYC, where he spearheaded the firm’s Israeli sourcing efforts and drove its first investment in the geography (Monday.com’s $50M Series C). He also played an active role in supporting companies across the firm’s consumer internet, fintech, and SaaS portfolio.
Ariel is passionate about philanthropic innovation and sustainable impact models. He is a co-founder of Good Today, a non-profit tech platform for daily charitable giving, and a board member of Knock Knock Give a Sock, an organization dedicated to bringing together communities and their neighbors experiencing homelessness.
He earned his business degree with concentrations in finance and marketing from NYU Stern.