Gary Fowler is the CEO, President, and Founder of GSD Venture Studios. Previously, he co-founded several top accelerators, where over 30% of the companies went on to achieve success. He has founded a number of companies, including Yva.ai, Broadiant, Findo, Inc. and has a successful IPO with CKSW under his belt. At the AI startup Yva.ai, Gary Fowler contributed extensively to the growth of the company and helped it reach a significant valuation in just over three years. Yva.ai was recently acquired by Visier. He has won numerous awards, and most recently he was named one of the "Top 10 Most Influential AI Executives” by Analytics Insight and one of the “Top Transformational Business Leaders of 2019” by IndustryWired Magazine. He is also a contributing writer for Forbes. Gary recently spoke at the United Nations.
At GSD, Gary Fowler serves as driving sales, business development and executive operations force as well as one of the lead mentors and advisors for all GSD portfolio companies. He takes a senior operational role in each GSD-backed startup, putting several decades of expertise behind them. His extensive experience with both the AI industry and global startup community enables him to quickly spot promising young companies and identify those primed for explosive global growth. As a result, he builds strong relationships with founders and teams who are bold enough to #GoGlobal. He resides in the Silicon Valley and Palm Beach, FL area, but travels frequently globally to promote GSD’s international interests.