Gary is a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Yale Law School and the founder and CEO of FounderTribes, an app that is like Tinder but for founders, using proprietary machine-learning algorithms to connect founders to the social and financial capital that they need to start up and scale up their businesses.
Gary is the former CEO of Wayra UK, a corporate accelerator backed by Telefonica (O2), where he invested in 185 start-ups that raised $265m and were valued at more than $1.5bn. Gary is on the boards of UnLtd., Capital Enterprise and the University of East London. He is also on the investment committee of Ascension Venture’s Fair by Design Fund and the advisory board of Included.VC.
From 2010-2014, Gary was an associate professor at entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Madrid in addition to being the CEO of Wayra Spain. He launched his first start-up in 2005, which was a property search engine that raised $4m before eventually being acquired by a publicly listed company. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Gary worked as a lawyer in NY, London, Madrid and Barcelona. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College and was the executive editor of The Yale Law Journal at Yale Law School. He has been twice on the Power List of the most influential black people in the UK and was named by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s top 100 LGBT Executives in 2016.