Gary has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performance digital marketing companies internationally representing some of the globe's most innovative brands. He founded an award-winning mobile advertising tech company and led it through nine years of record profits, four acquisitions, and a successful exit - all with no outside capital. Gary has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York, Penang, Hong Kong, and São Paulo. In 2005, he set up his first team in Berlin and is often recognized as the first international startup founder in the city.
Gary is also a prolific tech investor having backed disruptive startups in ecommerce, fintech, food delivery, real estate development, travel discovery, corporate health, social impact and climate tech. He is now committed and focused on supporting bold entrepreneurs that are dedicated to removing animals from the global food system. Purple Orange Ventures invests in early-stage teams anywhere in the world working on this mission. EVIG Founders builds companies in Europe with exceptional scientists to create solutions that displace animal-based food products.