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David Gorodyansky - Participant

CEO and Co-Founder of AnchorFree Inc., David has been profiled among America's Most Promising CEO's by Forbes, has been selected by Inc magazine among the top 30 CEO's Under 30 years old, has been profiled by Fortune, and was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs at the annual Builders + Innovators Summit.

David built AnchorFree from the ground up into a global leader in consumer privacy and cloud security, with more than 250 million users downloading AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield app globally across PC's, Mac's, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. AnchorFree has been selected by Forbes in both 2013 and 2014 among America's Most Promising Companies and among the Most Important Security Start-ups of 2013 by Business Insider. David has raised $63 million in three venture financing rounds for AnchorFree from blue chip investors including Goldman Sachs, RENN Capital, former CEO of MCI - Bert Roberts, the former CFO of IBM - Doug Maine, the founder of Webex - Subrah Iyar, and Esther Dyson.

AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield has been setting new privacy standards and placing users in control on the Internet.

David is an active investor and is passionate about start-ups with a social mission focused on solving real world billion person problems through technology. David is an investor and Board member @ www.GlobeIn.com (a global marketplace connecting artisans from remote regions to buyers in the developed world) and www.Venturocket.com (a start-up focused at connecting job seekers with jobs), an investor in Modern Meadow (a Company focused on engineering cultured leather and meat from stem cells to solve global food challenges) and an investor and executive producer in #ChicagoGirl documentary which won the Amnesty International Award and multiple awards at the Amsterdam and Berlin film festivals (the movie is about a 19 year old girl from Syria that is helping lead the Syrian revolution, using technology from her suburban Chicago home).

David served on the Technology Expert Council as an adviser to Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco. In 2012 David met with the US Supreme Court Justices as part of being selected for an award with the Academy of Achievement. David writes for Forbes and Inc magazines and is a speaker on multiple panels on the topics of human rights, user privacy, social business, start-ups, and emerging technologies.

Background

Organization

AnchorFree Inc.

Title

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder