KG is co-founder and CEO of EMANIO and a prominent international entrepreneur and spirited advocate for improving the way people work and connect through technology.
Guided by this vision, he led the charge to give small and mid-sized businesses access to the same process automation and intelligence tools once limited to Fortune 100 companies. His achievements were recognized on a global scale when he received the United Nations Global Young Entrepreneur Award at the UN’s 7th World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs.
Nominees for this prestigious honor were evaluated based on growth, creativity, risk management and shared prosperity. He has built and sold three of his own companies and several that were invested in.
KG is a former technology investment banker and a force in the international private equity market having worked internationally with companies like NOKA Securities (Scandinavia) and Nesta Advisors & Capital, a boutique biotechnology M&A firm he founded in San Francisco where he worked globally as an advisor to Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical, as well as several other major corporations.
In 1996, he co-founded Hurd for the Fred Olsen family (owners of Timex, Olsen Tankers, etc.), a Scandinavian corporate private equity and venture company focused on new technologies. He also co-founded GenoMar, a genomics company focused on aquaculture and food safety. While at Hurd he led several international projects and co-funded or financed companies from a variety of industries.
KG’s community involvement spans the oceans as well. He has been involved in starting and funding clinics in developing countries, working with immigrants in Europe and founded the M3 Foundation to work with inner city children in the US.