I’m Adrian Artiles. I live in San Francisco, where I build things that help others.
We moved around a lot when I was a kid. I was born an hour south of San Francisco before we moved to Chicago, then Miami, then Texas, and then Chicago again.
I decided to go to college in Chicago where I got a degree in finance and marketing. I paid for college through a combination of day trading, building websites for businesses, and high interest student loans. I also may or may not have ran a sophisticated and wildly profitable fake ID operation. I then graduated and backpacked around Europe for some time.
I then went to work for a telecom startup in Chicago, before leaving for another startup in San Francisco. Eventually I started my own company, Kionin, to provide telecom data. Over the years I bootstrapped and grew Kionin to profitability, which was a great exercise in overcoming challenges and questioning life choices at 2am.
I am now working on HazelBase, to build the next generation of identification.
When I'm not working, you can usually find me working. That is by design, I am very fortunate in that I enjoy what I do and am working on something I find important.
I stay healthy by exercising, meditating, reading, socializing, traveling, and a few other things I'm sure I'm forgetting.