YGC

 

 

Enterprise Data Networks

 

We launch individual ventures to partner with Fortune 500 enterprises to create intra-industry data exchanges.

We provide incentives, governance and infrastructure to allow industries to create digital trade-groups for enterprise transactions.

 

 Mission

Unlock unprecedented data through intra-industry cooperation to enable new business models


Team

 
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Gavin Gillas

Gavin is a former Intellectual Property attorney who has negotiated over 200 technology commercialization deals for clients including Microsoft, HP, Intel, Visa, IBM, Adobe, MIT, Samsung, Walmart, Viacom, PwC, and Honeywell.  

He was the founder and CEO of an Intel Capital-backed software company that was acquired by RR Donnelly in 2016.

Gavin serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Texas business school, and mentors for IBM Accelerator, Techstars, Galvanize, and DivInc.

 
 
 
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Henry Liu

Henry was the head of investments for an open-source technology focused family office. He is a well sought-after keynote speaker and has been invited as a keynote / panel speaker @ SXSW, Italy, Dubai, Estonia, Lithuania, Seoul, Toronto, Brazil, and Ukraine.

Prior to joining the family office, Henry was a veteran member of the High-Growth team at Facebook managing venture-backed, growth stage companies in North America. He advised founders and CMOs on revenue and distribution channels, strategic positioning, and managed $150M+ in marketing spend and converted over $450M to product sales. 



He is fluent in Japanese, Chinese, and English, and leads our growth efforts globally.

 
 
 

Respected by Enterprise

 
 
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Shashi Jain

Strategic Innovation, Intel Corp

“Gavin Gillas uses startup practices to increase the pace of innovation and leads teams to drive enterprise adoption. Understanding enterprises customers requires a specific skillset and perspective, and Gavin has a proven track record of growing companies that scale up.”

 
 
 
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Faheem Siddiqi

Client Partnerships, Facebook

“During our time together at Facebook, Henry Liu’s team drove massive growth for his clients. Henry builds strong partnerships across industries and is quick to adapt to new markets and technologies. He led his team by diving deep into his partners' use cases by being data-driven, yet at the same time, founder friendly.”

 
 
 
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Rick Timmins

VP Finance, Cisco & Motorola

“(The) team at YGC have a proven track record of diligent, incremental work, well suited for enterprise traction in emerging technologies. Having seen 30 years of telecom innovation, I know that traction comes once the benefits are clear to business leaders. Having vetted hundreds of deals as part of the most active investor network in the US, YGC's team is built for finding these gems.”

 

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