One World Activists
As nearly every facet of our lives becomes more and more dependent on the sharing of data and information via the internet, we become increasingly vulnerable to virtual theft and breaches of privacy. With this new threat has come a demand for cyber security. David Gorodyansky is one of the savvy businessmen who have risen to meet that demand. His software security company, AnchorFree is responsible for creating the program, ‘Hotspot Shield’ which became instrumental in fueling the dissemination of critical information during the Arab Spring.
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Founder and former CEO of AnchorFree Inc., David has been profiled among America's Most Promising CEO's by Forbes, selected by Inc magazine among the top 30 CEO's Under 30 years old, profiled by Fortune and the New York Times, nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.
David built AnchorFree into a global leader in consumer privacy, security, and Internet Freedom with more than 650 million users downloading AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield app globally. AnchorFree has played a role in some of the world's most important events protecting millions of people from security and privacy breaches and disrupting censorship. AnchorFree has been selected by Forbes among America's Most Promising Companies and among the Most Important Security Start-ups by Business Insider. FastCompany named AnchorFree as the world's most innovative security company. David raised $63M from Goldman Sachs and other investors, before selling controlling interest in the Company for $310M.
David is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board at GlobeIn, a marketplace with a mission to connect a billion people to the global economy. Addressing a $35B market for online home goods, GlobeIn is creating incredible impact in 50+ countries enabling people to sell their products globally.