Avi Savar is Managing Partner of Dreamit, a top global accelerator and early stage investment fund.
Prior to joining Dreamit, Avi was Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of digital advertising agency Big Fuel. Founded in 2004, Big Fuel grew to become the largest pure-play social media agency globally — with over 120 employees and clients that included Walmart, Budweiser, GM, Samsung, Ally Bank, Bridgestone, AFLAC, T-Mobile, Carnival Cruises and more.
In June 2011, Avi led Big Fuel to a successful acquisition by French media giant Publicis Groupe, giving Big Fuel a global footprint. Within Publicis, Big Fuel is a part of Starcom MediaVest Group, where it continues to influence the shape of brand communications and media for the world’s leading companies.
A sought-after industry spokesperson, and author of Content to Commerce: Engaging Consumers Across Paid, Earned & Owned Channels, Avi was named President of the inaugural Cannes Lions Branded Content Jury, is a board member of the Social Media Advertising Consortium (SMAC), sits on the American Express Digital Advisory Board and advises several non-profits’s including UJA Federation and Grameen America,
Avi is also an active investor and adviser to several media and technology companies including: Domino, Seedfeed, Promoboxx, Proclivity Media, Nail Snaps!, Wellcaster, CMP.LY, Hyphen Lab, DietBet, Plyfe, among others.
Prior to founding Big Fuel, Avi was a television producer, creating and developing breakthrough entertainment programming for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and networks including MTV, VH1, Showtime, Fox, USA. He was instrumental in the success of VH1’s hit series “The Fabulous Life of….”
A Boston University Alumni, Avi currently lives in NYC with his wife and daughter.