CEO and Co-Founder of “The Nest”
Gary Stewart is the CEO and co-founder of “The Nest”, which is “Masterclass for founders”. From 2014-2019, Gary was the Director of Wayra UK, a corporate accelerator backed by Telefonica (O2).
He invested in 185 start-ups that raised $265m and were valued at more than $1bn. Gary is a serial entrepreneur whose last company was acquired by a publicly listed company and a former associate professor at entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Madrid.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Gary worked as a lawyer in NY, London, Madrid and Barcelona. 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, a member of the advisory board of Included.VC and also of OneTech, and he has been twice on the Power List of the most influential black people in the UK.