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Gary Stewart




Gary Stewart is the CEO and founder of FounderTribes, a mobile app that helps founders to: i) access feedback from other entrepreneurs and investors; ii) access mentors and domain experts to address particular challenges; and, iii) get warm intros to investors and other funding sources once they are investment-worthy. ( Gary has world-class experience in building ecosystems and investing in founders. From 2014-2019, Gary was the Director of Wayra UK, a corporate accelerator backed by Telefonica (O2), where he invested in 185 start-ups that raised $265m and are valued at more than $1.1bn. From 2010-2014, Gary was also an associate professor at entrepreneurship at top-ranked IE Business School in Madrid. 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 co-executive editor of The Yale Law Journal. He is a Governor of the University of East London and has been twice on the Power List of the most influential black people in the UK. He is on the advisory boards of Accelerate Yale, Yale Angels, Included.VC and OneTech. He is also on the investment committee of the Fair by Design Fund and was on the working group on enterprise and entrepreneurship for the UK Prime Minister's commission on race and ethnic disparity.