Gregory Sukornyk is an accomplished, Canadian Internet entrepreneur who loves bringing outside-the-box products to market and has founded, led, and sold several Internet and technology companies.
He is Founder and CEO of Good World Games, which develops and acquires fun mobile games that support worthy causes and co-markets them with large distribution partners.
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Gregory Sukornyk is an accomplished, Canadian Internet entrepreneur who loves bringing outside-the-box products to market. He has founded, led and sold several Internet and technology companies.
He is Founder and CEO of Good World Games, a pioneer of Gaming for Good. Good World Games develops and acquires fun mobile games that support worthy causes and co-markets them with large distribution partners.
Gregory began as a lawyer working for a large Toronto law firm before co-founding GS & Associates, a Toronto-based technology and Internet consultancy.
Following GS, Gregory launched his first startup in the late ‘90s, co-founding and leading, as Chairman & CEO, The X-Stream Network, which pioneered free Internet access in Europe. X-Stream launched in London, England in March 1998, became the 3rd largest ISP in the UK within 12 months and expanded into Sweden, Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands before being acquired for $75m in March 2000 by LibertySurf. LibertySurf was France’s leading ISP backed by Bernard Arnault (LVMH) and the UK’s Kingfisher. LibertySurf floated on the Paris Bourse at a $2 Billion valuation in a €520 Million offering led by Deutsche Bank – the largest Internet IPO in Europe at the time. Gregory continued as Chief Executive of LibertySurf for Northern Europe, before returning to North America.
Gregory subsequently served as advisor and Board member to several emerging Internet and technology companies such as Lasoo, a pioneer in geovisual search acquired in 2002 by Overture (now part of Yahoo!).
He built and led online video competition network, Project Breakout, and co-founded rich media creative pioneer, addGloo, which was later acquired by VSW.
He has been covered in and interviewed for many major, global media outlets, including Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Bloomberg TV, TechCrunch, The Independent, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Financial Times and The Miami Herald.
Gregory earned his law degree (LLB) at The London School of Economics in England and a B.A. (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.