Peter Gardner is the founder and CEO of Startgrid, a company developing a software platform that helps entrepreneurs connect to the resources and relationships they need to build companies. Startgrid’s mission is to serve emerging regions where entrepreneurship is growing, but where geographic barriers still limit opportunities for companies to scale.
Gardner has also spent 20 years as a venture capital investor, helping seed and early-stage entrepreneurs build their businesses. Most recently he co-founded Wavepoint Ventures where he remains a managing director and represents the firm on the Boards of several early-stage companies.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts and an MBA in entrepreneurial studies from UCLA.