Project Director, Americas
Jerry Fuqua has over 25 years of experience building and scaling technology companies, consulting for Fortune 500s, and working for government agencies.
He was an early pioneer of commercial web services, and Co-founder and CTO of World Point Interactive, where he raised initial seed funding which ultimately led to approximately $15 million of subsequent funding.
He was also Co-founder and CTO of Internet Information Systems (Surgery.com), Inc. where he scaled revenue to over $5 million before helping to raise a $10 million Series A Round from Venture Capitalists. Jerry Fuqua spent many years as the Principal of Fuqua Associates, where he consulted for companies and Fortune 500s such as Sony, Hawaii Internet Technology Solutions, Hele.net, and more.
Jerry was on the Executive Committee of the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB), which focuses on the success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people. Jerry was the Event Chair for the 2012 VLAB forum on Gamification – “Gamify Everything – from Monetization to Social Benefit,” as well as the Gamification Session Chair for the Chinese Information and Networking Association (CINA) 2012 Conference on Mobile Opportunity.
Jerry received a Doctorate in Oceanography and an MBA in International Business from the University of Hawaii. He received his Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Physics from UCLA.