Arya Bolurfrushan - CEO of Bolurfrushan International
Arya Bolurfrushan is an angel investor, focused mainly on seed stage investments. Based in New York, in the United States, Bolurfrushan is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board at Bolurfrushan International, a global investment and insurance brokerage and philanthropic organization.
Bolurfrushan is also a General Partner at Emerge Ventures and a Director of its portfolio company, Elevision Media. He has made over 72 investments in both the public and private sectors alike.
About Arya Bolurfrushan
Arya Bolurfrushan is an angel investor, focused mainly on seed stage investments. Based in New York, in the United States, Bolurfrushan is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board at Bolurfrushan International, a global investment and insurance brokerage and philanthropic organization. Bolurfrushan is also a General Partner at Emerge Ventures and a Director of its portfolio company, Elevision Media. He has made over 72 investments in both the public and private sectors alike.
Bolurfrushan has a strong educational background with an MBA from Harvard Business School, attained in 2010. He also achieved a Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 after graduating with a BSc degree in Information Systems, Economics, and Finance in 2005. Bolurfrushan also has certifications in French Civilization from the Universite Paris Sorbonne, and in Philosophy and History, Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism from the University of Cambridge.
Arya Bolurfrushan started his career within the investment strategy group at Goldman Sachs from July 2006 to July 2008. He served as a Member of the Board on the Young Presidents Organization from 2013 to 2015. While he was the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer at RAK Petroleum from September 2010 to April 2017. While at RAK Petroleum, Arya Bolurfrushan propelled the company from producing 8,340 barrels of petroleum per day to 145,000 barrels a day, after which the company was placed on the Public Oslo Stock Exchange.
Based in New York in the United States, Bolurfrushan typically invests in consumer internet, social media, information technology, crowdsourcing and advertising platforms. He is particularly interested in healthcare and diagnostics information disruptors along with disruptors in the online services platform industries based in Dubai, New York, Europe, and Silicon Valley.
Arya Bolurfrushan has made over 72 investments, both public and private alike. In November of 2010, he invested in Badgeville, a digital motivation and enterprise gaming platform aimed at securing the correct engagement from the employees and clients of a company. Oppa, a Brazilian based smart furniture e-commerce company was next in line for investment from Bolurfrushan in October 2011. He then invested in CrowdVision in July 2012. As a disruptor in the field of information and analytics technology, the company provides insight into crowd behaviours through the use of live video processing. The information gathered is used to aid infrastructure providers, theme parks and other industries with valuable statistical information on the behavioural patterns of crowds. In February of 2013 Bolurfrushan invested in MeUndies, an e-commerce website that allows you to find the perfect pair of underwear, with monthly underwear subscription options. In December of 2014 he invested in Bidvine, a platform aimed at making life’s choices simpler by providing access to service professionals easier and hassle-free. Arya invested in kid technology Pioneers SuperAwesome, a company focused on creating a child-friendly ecosystem online, shielding children from the ever-growing pool of adult content on the net, also considering that children will naturally be interested in being online and involved with technology. This investment was made in July 2015.