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Accelerated Startup Academy - Vitaly M. Golomb EPISODE 5, 9th July 2020
E5 - Gary Stewart, CEO of The Nest

E5 - Gary Stewart, CEO of The Nest

On this episode, I spoke with Gary Stewart, CEO of The Nest aka “Masterclass for startup founders”.

We covered some serious hot topics, including:

  • What it was like growing up in an immigrant family in the Bronx
  • Thriving at an elite University and Law School
  • What Stacey Abrams and Cory Booker were like in college
  • What Black people really think about Candace Owens
  • Corporate bureaucracy in Europe
  • Startup cultures in US and Europe
  • Diversity in tech
  • LGBT rights in Russia
  • And what inspirited Gary to start The Nest 

Before founding The Nest, Gary spent over 8 years heading up Telefonica’s Wayra accelerator across Spain and then in the UK. At Wayra, he invested in 185 start-ups that raised $265m and were valued at more than $1 billion. Gary was also an associate professor at entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Madrid. He started his career as a lawyer working in NY and Europe. He then launched his first start-up in 2005, which he eventually sold to a publicly listed company. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College and was the executive editor of The Yale Law Journal at Yale Law School. 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. 

See the video version of this episode on YouTube

Find me: Golomb.net

Beta access to The Nest: NestForFounders.com

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