Saar is a General Partner at Charles River Ventures (CRV) and is based in Menlo Park, CA. Saar is passionate about discovering and growing early-stage companies and focuses primarily on CRV’s consumer investments.
As an investor, Saar was involved in early investments into companies such as; Doordash, Patreon, Classpass, Laurel&Wolf, MileIQ (acquired by Microsoft), Oportun (formerly Progress Financial), Viki (acquired by Rakuten), Orchestra/Mailbox (acquired by Dropbox) and Admob (acquired by Google). Prior to CRV, Saar was a co-founder of BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo).
Before Brightroll, Saar helped build Adteractive as VP of Customer Acquisition (an old word for Growth Hacking) where the team built Adteractive to over $160m in revenues with no outside funding. Adteractive was also one of the largest buyers of media on the internet across display, paid search, SEO and affiliate.
Saar has a Stanford MBA, a biochemistry degree from the University of Wisconsin and loves to kite surf.
He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and two kids.
You can follow him on Twitter: @saarsaar
He will be live from 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.