Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and early crypto investor. Founded and backed numerous startups in tech, fin-tech, blockchain, and other innovative industries. In 2014 established Mission Gate – a venture capital firm investing globally in angel and A/B stage projects. Previously founded the Georgian Co-Investment Fund – the largest PE fund based in Georgia, investing in Energy, Hospitality, Agriculture and Manufacturing. Since 2014 serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Georgian Stock Exchange. In 2014 named 3rd in the Forbes global “30 Under 30: Finance” list. Before getting into startups, George accumulated a broad range of experience in management and finance while serving at various positions at Booz & Co, Abu Dhabi Group and Bank of Georgia. George holds a BBA Degree in Finance from Caucasus University and an MBA from INSEAD.