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Gary Gauba

The CXO Fund
Founder & Managing Director
Gauba is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Gauba launched The CXO Fund, focused on early stage investment (seed and pre-seed) and curating companies by working closely with some of the top universities in the US.
The CXO Fund is focused on AI/ML and Blockchain as foundational technologies with a current investment thesis that revolves around three key verticals: DeepTech, Healthtech, and Fintech. The CXO investor base is comprised of current and former senior executives of fortune 500 companies.
Prior to founding the CXO Fund, Gauba was President and CERO at CenturyLink - the 2nd largest U.S. telco, global internet backbone provider.
Entrepreneurship is in Gauba’s DNA and over the past two decades he has boot strapped, self-funded and successfully exited three companies: Cognilytics, Systech and Softline. Cognilytics was one of the first companies globally to focus its whole strategy around big data, machine learning, and AI and was acquired by CenturyLink in 2014. Entrepreneur Magazine in 1997 ranked Softline as the second fastest growing company in the U.S.A. -- prior to acquisition by KPMG.
Gauba is a dedicated supporter of several charitable organizations including El’s for Autism, GenYouth Foundation and sits on the board of Special Olympics. Gauba is also on the board of several emerging startup companies (TruU, Cogni, YouPlus, Balbix, Angiosafe, Gjemini) as well as, Saison, Michelin 3 star restaurant and on the advisory board of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), WISeKey and DocuSign.
His hobbies include food and fine wine, golf and powerlifting.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 26

12:00pm PDT