Gordon is a 25 year veteran of start-ups in the field of digital education and learning management, having founded an e-learning software company (Meliora Systems) in 1988. He led the start-up from the bootstrapped stage to an IPO in 1998, through a merger with Paul Allen’s company, Asymetrix Learning, now part of SkillSoft. He has spent the last decade working with early stage ventures in the ed-tech sector, including both K-12 and higher-ed markets.
He is co-founder and President of Edevate, whose mission statement reads “Higher Education. Lower Cost.” The team at Edevate is dedicated to providing greater access to college and career readiness for adult learners.
He also co-founded the Meetup group Teachers & Techies, which numbers nearly 500 members, a collection of educators, hackers and entrepreneurs trying to make a dent in the educational universe. http://www.meetup.com/Hackers-Teachers/
He mentors at Georgia Tech’s ATDC and Flashpoint programs, as well as at the Points of Light Civic Accelerator. He serves on the advisory boards of Crescerance and RapidLD. He served as President of Atlanta Technology Angels, and sits on the selection committees for Venture Atlanta and TAG Top 40. He also serves as a guest lecturer and business plan competition judge at Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Georgia Tech, Emory and University of Georgia business schools.
He has extensive experience as a non-profit board member (YMCA of Greater Atlanta, Interfaith Outreach Home, Teacher Support Network, The Lionheart School). Blog: http://startupangel.org
Gordon has a BA in Economics, and an MSc in Engineering Economics from the University of New Brunswick, and an MBA in International Finance from the University of British Columbia.