Adam Ayers

Who is Adam Ayers?

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Adam Ayers, the founder of Number 5, is an Internet technology entrepreneur who has co-founded, invested in, consulted, and advised a number of high-growth Internet technology and e-commerce companies. His core competencies include internet software technology and monetization with a strong emphasis on analytics and the scientific process, often referred to as Growth Hacking.

Most notably, Adam Ayers is known for being the former CTO for Kanye West and Yeezy.

He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Personal Life

Adam Ayers is married to Victoria de la Fuente Ayers. They live in Los Angeles, CA with their son Atlas Ayers and their dog Frida.

What is Number 5?

Your Outsourced CTO

Do you have great ideas but just need a talented and accomplished team to build them?

WE’RE THE:
> Outsourced CTO
> Engineering Team
> Growth Team
> Data Science Team

TO THE WORLD’S TOP:
> Tech Startups
> E-Commerce Companies
> Celebrities
> Fashion Designers
> Lifestyle Brands
> Creative and Digital Agencies
> Cannabis Brands and Dispensaries

WE SPECIALIZE IN:
> E-Commerce Technology & Digital Product
Shopify Plus
PHP (Laravel, LAMP, WordPress)
Javascript and APIs (MEAN, MERN, EFK, Java, Python)
> Digital Marketing
Facebook Ads
Instagram Ads
Snapchat Ads
Google Ads
SEO
> Growth Hacking with a strong emphasis on analytics and the scientific process

Full Stack Engineering, Digital Product, and Technology leader experienced in a variety of environments including LAMP, MEAN/MERN, EFK hosted on AWS. Extensive experience with a wide array of High-Growth Startups ($5M-$100M/yr) and Large E-Commerce Companies ($100M+/yr).

Our portfolio of work includes Internet companies and brands including Yeezy, Kanye West, Matsuda, Paris Hilton, Cookies, Lemonnade, Trulieve, Harvest House of Cannabis, Mesobis, Cannatron, Ooze, Kush Supply Co, High Profile, Cloud Cover, Dispensary Supply, The Boveda, Sordo, Mateo New York, Simone I Smith, Sister Love by Simone I. Smith and Mary J. Blige, Milani Cosmetics, Jordana Cosmetics, Swagify, Dealer Guardian, Black Owned Everything, Fear of God, Pistola, SEEK, Bombshell Sportswear, LL Cool J, Samaria Leah, Juan Carlos Obando, Lemonhead LA, Steal the Look, Penta Water, Mark McNairy, Modern Flower, Avenue Flower Co., The Freak Brothers, Loveli Edibles, Numed, The Menlo House, New Republic, Big Rentz, Sunco Lighting, and TrendMood.

Technologies utilized: Shopify Plus, LAMP, MEAN/MERN, EFK, AWS (EC2, S3, ElasticSearch, Kibana, RDS-MYSQL, RDS-PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Route53), Google Cloud, NGINX, PHP (Laravel, Lumen, Twig, WordPress), Javascript (Express, Node, React, Angular, Vue, Cosmic), HTML, CSS (Bootstrap 4, Material), Payment Processors and Payment Gateways (Stripe, Paypal, Braintree, Amazon Payments), CDN (Cloudfront, Cloudflare, Akamai, and InstartLogic), Fraud and Chargeback Prevention (Signifyed, Forter, Stripe Radar), Email (MailChimp, SailThru, SendGrid), Automated deployment (Git, Github, Jenkins, CircleCI), Fluentd, Nagios, Pingdom, Heroku, Twilio, Google Tag Manager, Slack.

number5.com

Number 5 | Ventures

We invest and occasionally take equity positions in strategic early-stage and high-growth technology startups and companies

AVERON

Digital identity for mobile customers

CROWDFUNDER

The equity crowdfunding leader

GNARBOX

Rugged backup device for pro content creators

GREENBOX ROBOTICS

POS robotics and automation for cannabis

GUMROAD

Online platform for creators to sell direct to buyers

HOMEWORK ANSWERS

The math teacher in your pocket

LIQUID VINEYARDS

NFTs for Wine

MESOBIS

Mesoamerican Cannabis

MISO ROBOTICS

The world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant that can learn from its surroundings and acquire new skills over time

POP

The most fun way to talk with your friends

THE SILL

Indoor potted plants delivered to your door

SUPERLOCAL

Experience your local community

THE TICKET FAIRY

Full-stack event marketing, ticketing, analytics and advertising platform

TRILAMBDA

The perfect premium black t-shirt

WESTRIVE

The #1 platform for personal training

WINC

A modern winery with a direct connection to the consumer

Number 5 | Podcast