Senior Advisor, RSK Labs
Ariel has15 years of experience as a venture investor, advisor and entrepreneur in Argentina, Brazil and the US and is a fellow from the Kauffman Fellows Foundation. In July 2017 Ariel joined the leadership team of RSK Labs (creators of the Rootstock Project) to help implement the vision of bringing Smart Contract functionality and scalability to the Bitcoin blockchain and promote the use of distributed networks as a way to accelerate financial and social inclusion worldwide. In addition, Ariel is in several startup boards and is also an advisor in Venture Capital for the Latin American Venture Capital Association and Santander Innoventures, the corporate VC arm of the Spanish banking giant which has a $200mm pool of capital and a global remit with a Fintech focus. Ariel holds an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School and has a BA in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He has lived and worked in New York, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.